FMM hosts Families Flock Together: Cuban Ranchos in partnership with Manatee County

Cortez, Fla. (3/9/2022) – The Florida Maritime Museum (FMM) invites families to register for a joint partnership program with Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources, entitled Families Flock Together: Cuban Ranchos. The program will take place on Saturday, March 26 at FMM from 2PM – 4PM and will celebrate the history and heritage of the first Cuban fishers in our area.


The program will be led in both English and Spanish by Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources Education Specialist, Sara Alvarez. Families will participate in a nature walk through the Cortez Nature Preserve, play games inspired by the Cuban fishing style, and make traditional crafts.



Registration is required. To register for FREE please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/271045804297. For more information, please contact sara.alvarezcollazo@mymanatee.org or call (941) 742-5923 ext. 6044.


The Florida Maritime Museum, located at 4415 119th Street West in the historic fishing village of Cortez, offers a snapshot of old Florida through a collection of informative exhibits, educational programs, community events, and research materials. Visit FloridaMaritimeMuseum.org for more information, or call (941) 708-6120.


ABOUT THE FLORIDA MARITIME MUSEUM

Serving the public since 2007, the museum’s mission is to collect, preserve and share traditional knowledge, cultural artifacts and personal stories specific to Florida's fishing and maritime heritage. The Florida Maritime Museum is a part of the Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller’s Historical Resources Department, with additional support from the Friends of the Florida Maritime Museum. Situated on the Cortez Nature Preserve, FMM grounds were purchased with funds from the Florida Communities Trust Preservation 2000 Program and the Manatee County Board of County Commission. Located in the 1912 schoolhouse in the historic fishing village of Cortez, the museum offers a snapshot of old Florida through a collection of informative exhibits, educational programs, community events, and research materials.

###

0 comments