On Exhibit Now
The Artwork of Pat Robertson
Pat Robertson is a 33 year resident of Manatee County, specifically Palmetto and Terra Ceia. She is a watercolorist and took her first class at ArtCenter Manatee. She is a signature member of the Florida Watercolor and the Suncoast Watercolor Societies. This watercolor exhibit features beautiful flora and fauna focused pieces. Some of the pieces are for sale.
Underwater Farms: Aquaculture in Manatee County
Aquaculture has a long history in Manatee County. The process of growing aquatic animals and plants for food, restoration, and pets has evolved over the years, but continues to have a presence in the agricultural industry. Learn more about what aquaculture farms have been in Manatee County in the past and today.
This exhibit is currently an online only exhibition due to COVID-19 Museum closure.
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Video with 2 Docks Shellfish can be viewed on Youtube
Manatee Tomato Families
Tomatoes have been the top crop in Manatee County for over 70 years. The family histories in this exhibit are just a sampling of the many families and growers who have made an impact on the tomato industry in Manatee County.
Turpentine in Manatee
Learn how turpentine moved into Florida and was an essential part of the economy through the early 1900s.