On Exhibit Now
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.
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 and in-person starting March 16, 2020.
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Video with 2 Docks Shellfish can be viewed on Youtube
Turpentine in Manatee
Learn how turpentine moved into Florida and was an essential part of the economy through the early 1900s.