Bus Trip to Manatee Village & Cortez Village
Friday, December 1, 2017
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Take A Step Back In Time – Travel With Us
Manatee Village Historical Park
Under the shade of 200 year old oak trees, explore historic buildings and travel back in time to experience pioneer life in early Southwest Florida.
Authentic Wiggins General Store (wheelchair lift to second floor), Fogarty Boatworks, Courthouse, Church, One room school house, Settler’s home and Steam engine, 1850’s Burying Ground. Replicas of a typical Florida barn, Blacksmith shop, Turpentine still, and restored Smokehouse. Also museum exhibits.
One of the last remaining working fishing villages on Florida’s SW Gulf Coast. Explore Florida’s rich maritime heritage from pre Columbian settlements to the modern era in the Cortez Cultural Center.
Visit the Maritime Museum housed in the 1912 school house where you will find the Banks shell collection, ship models, historic boats and an enthralling butterfly garden.
Be entertained by the Main Hatch Motley Sea Shanty Singers who carry on the tradition of singing salty sea songs.
December 1, 2017
8 am | Leave from Boca Grande Historical Society
5:30 pm – 6pm | Return to Boca Grande (Tentative return time schedule)
Swordfish Grill and Tiki Bar with awesome waterfront views.
Choice from 5 entrees, soup or salad, non alcoholic beverage, and dessert
Limited availability. Includes docent led tours, snack, lunch, tips, coach with bathroom. Please contact Kim Kyle to purchase your ticket.
$95.00 p/p nonrefundable
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- Dec 2 One Island, Three Hometowns Exhibit Reception & Blaha Library Dedication
- Dec 2 History First at The History Center
- Dec 5 Let’s Talk About Florida – One Island, Three Hometowns
- Jan 6 History First at The History Center
- Jan 15 Pop Up Meet & Greet & Share Your Stories
- Jan 31 The Ian Project Documentary