FMM staff may be available to lecture at your local library or group meeting! There is no required honorarium, but donations are always appreciated. Check out the menu of subjects below and call (941) 708-6120 for more information.


Our staff will travel to speak to groups (non-profit or business related) anywhere in Manatee County.  If requested to speak outside the county limits, we will travel within a range of 25 miles from our business location.  This does not apply if asked to speak to a statewide or nationwide convention or annual meeting related to history, heritage, museums or historic preservation.     


Commercial Fishing Village of Cortez & Florida Maritime Museum

Sailor Superstitions 

History of Scuba Diving

Florida Maritime Museum is committed to ensuring digital accessibility for people with disabilities. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone, and applying the relevant accessibility standards.

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Florida Maritime Museum, ​​Historical Resources Department for the Office of Ms. Angelina Colonneso, 
Manatee County Clerk of Circuit Court and Comptroller