Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Reflections Of Manatee Inc

  • BRADENTON , FL
  • www.reflectionsofmanatee.org

Mission Statement

To preserve the area around the Manatee Mineral Springs and educate the community about the diverse peoples who used the spring over the centuries, including Native Americans, the maroon community of Angola, and the first settlers who built the Village of Manatee around the site.

Main Programs

  1. National Archaeology Day
  2. Save Our History

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Service Areas

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Florida

Reflections of Manatee is located in the City of Bradenton. Its historic properties are part of the historic village of Manatee. Currently, this neighborhood in zip code 34208, is a diverse, disadvantaged neighborhood.

ruling year

1997

Principal Officer

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Trudy Williams

Keywords

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History, Preservation, Archaeology, Manatee, Heritage, Research

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EIN

31-1567862

 Number

5969333096

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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2014 Accomplishments: Successfully completed the $122,000 restoration of the 1860's Sam G. Curry house under a Florida Division of Historic Resources grant.Ranked #6 in the state for a new Florida Division of Historic Resources grant. The $166,000 project will complete the restorations of the historic Amelia Curry House and Amanda Curry House and open the three Curry houses as a museum and educational complex.Received over $50,000 of in-kind donations from historic preservation specialists.Installed "The History of Manatee Flows from this Spring" interpretive walkway around the Manatee Mineral Springs site with the help from a grant from the Florida Humanities Council. 2015 Goals: Increase membership in Reflections to support our educational and preservation goals.Raise $10,000 in matching funds for the Florida DHR grant. Nominate the Curry houses and the Manatee Mineral Spring as a National Historic District.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

National Archaeology Day

To raise awareness of the history of Manatee County and preservation of historical and archaeological resources, Reflections of Manatee hosts an annual celebration and public outreach event. Held at Manatee Mineral Springs, the site of the first settlement south of Tampa Bay, volunteers demonstrate cane grinding and making molasses and serve a picnic that celebrates the foods of Manatee's early pioneers including smoked mullet and turkey, homemade cornbread, fruit cobbler, and much more. Participants include: Dr. Uzi Baram of the New College Public Archaeology Lab shares insights about the archaeology around Manatee Mineral Springs including what excavations have already shown and what may still be beneath the surface. Time Sifters Archaeology Society displays research from past excavations at De Soto National Memorial and at Gamble Plantation. Florida Public Archaeology Network brings fun explorations and activities aimed to get you thinking like an archaeologist. Activities include traditional games and skills for both adults and children including coins in the haystack, frying pan toss, and atlatl throwing.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Adults

Blacks

Adults

Budget

$1,000.00

Program 2

Save Our History

Save historic homes in the original village of Manatee. Dedicated volunteers work with skilled preservation specialists to restore the significant Curry family houses to open them as a museum and educational complex.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Blacks

Budget

$200,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Florida

Reflections of Manatee is located in the City of Bradenton. Its historic properties are part of the historic village of Manatee. Currently, this neighborhood in zip code 34208, is a diverse, disadvantaged neighborhood.

Funding Needs

Provide matching funds for Division of Historic Resources grant to finish restoration and open houses as a museum and educational complex. $10,000Purchase crushed shell so "History of Manatee Flows from this Spring" interpretive walkway can be made accessible to disabled. $7,000New laptop computer is needed for our volunteer Executive Director. $1000Board members needed who are interested in historic preservation, local history, or museums.

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Reflections Of Manatee Inc

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Principal Officer

Trudy Williams

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Robin Moreland

Community Volunteer

Term: Sept 2011 - Aug 2014

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