March 2024 Recap & Upcoming News

You may have noticed there was no update for February. Unfortunately part of last month’s recap was running into several website issues which have fortunately been resolved!

In February we had the pleasure of hearing from a young, new historian, Madi Frick, a student at USF who has a passion for the history of Rye Preserve. Even avid visitors to the park learned a new bit about its past. At our Lunch and Learn, longtime historian Cathy Slusser highlighted the interesting history of the County.

In March, local authors and society members Peggy Donoho and Ron Prouty gave us insight on researching for their book, Miguel’s Bay, and gave us a hint at their future writing endeavors.

This month on April 9th at 5:30pm, join us at the South Manatee Library for a talk with David Breakfield on the history of Manatee County’s movie theaters. 

On April 17th we will have our Lunch and Learn at the Red Lobster at 11am. The speaker is still to-be-announced. 

In March we also awarded our annual Roger Williams Memorial Scholarship! Stay tuned to learn more about the promising young student receiving this award.