Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Anna Maria Island Historical Society Inc

  • Anna Maria, FL
  • www.AMIHS.org

Mission Statement

The purpose of the Anna Maria Island Historical Society is to educate the public by bringing the history of Anna Maria Island to them. Members go to schools, churches and civic organizations and present programs on the early days of the Island. A museum, with free admission, is open to the public. Included in the exhibits are artifacts, pictures, charts, maps and newspaper articles and videos dealing with the history of the Island.

Main Programs

  1. Children's Scavenger Hunt

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Service Areas

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Florida

Although we are based in Manatee County people come from all over the country and in fact the world, to the museum to share in the history of this Island they have grown to love.

ruling year

1991

Principal Officer

Self-reported

all Volunteer

Keywords

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AMIHS, Heritage Festival, History, Anna Maria Island, Preservation, museum

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Also Known As

The Anna Maria Beach Company

EIN

65-0248909

 Number

3298208770

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Programs + Results

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Overview

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In this Board year 2014-15 we accomplished the following: Welcomed over 6,000 visitors to our museum and historical park, no admission, all with volunteers. Visitors included school groups, seniors groups and international tour groups. Awarded one scholarship for $2,000Completed an additional 20% of the documentation of our archives with the aid of New College interns. These records are currently available and searchable by the public on ehive.Grew our membership by 20%Continue to be one of the top four attractions on the Island as stated by Trip Advisor.Named as a grantee by the Division of Cultural Affairs' Discipline Based Fast Track Grants, for a matching grant for $16,500. Received a matching grant for up to $25,000 from the Manatee County TDC. Received a $4,600 gift from The AMI Chamber of Commerce Save The Trolley Fund.Received a $10,000 gift from Lizzie Vann / Historic Green Village.Completed the renovation of the museum and added signage to the Historic Park using the above listed funds. Completed the digital preservation of the oral histories and established an AMIHS YouTube Channel.Goals for 2014-16Complete the renovation of Belle Haven CottageContinue the digital preservation of the archives to 100% completion.Continue to grow our membershipContinue to grow our visitorship.Develop a self-guided oral museum tour that can be run from personal digital devices.

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

Children's Scavenger Hunt

AMIHS provides Scavenger Hunts for visiting families as well as school groups. These Scavenger Hunts are a fun way for children to experience the museum. They learn about the history by searching for the artifacts or photos that represent an aspect of the history of the Island. Children love to go on the "hit" and will ask their parents to bring them back after a field trip so they can enjoy the experience alone. A small token is given to each child who completes the hunt but the real gift is making them part of Island history.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Other Named Groups

Other Named Groups

Budget

$200.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Florida

Although we are based in Manatee County people come from all over the country and in fact the world, to the museum to share in the history of this Island they have grown to love.

Funding Needs

1. We need volunteers to staff during the entire season so we can have the museum and historic Belle Haven open at the same time. 2. Funds for the renovation of the Belle Haven Renovation.

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Anna Maria Island Historical Society Inc

Leadership

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Principal Officer

all Volunteer

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"The Anna Maria Island Historical Society prides itself on being at the heart of the Anna Maria community, involving themselves in many of the Island's activities and celebrations. Whether we are preserving, publishing or merely participating in the many events held on the Island AMIHS represents "Old Florida" and what has made this Island special. The Island is not just a resort destination but also a home to so many people who came merely for a visit and decided they would some day find a way to make it their home. This desire to live and vacation on the Island brings change. For this reason it is even more important that we keep the memories of residents and visitors alike, the museum is a touchstone to the past, the Island they fell in love with. We cherish this responsibility as well as the memory of all of the members and board members who worked so hard to make create this oasis of Island history. "

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mrs. Maureen O'Brien McCormick

Community Volunteer / Retired MSA

Term: May 2014 - Apr 2016

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