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History Film at Ag Museum

Cool off with a Film at Agricultural Museum...

The Manatee County Agricultural Museum, located within the Palmetto Historical Park, will be presenting the film “The History of Agriculture in Manatee County” on July 21st and 28th at 10:00 am. After the 30 minute film, you can enjoy the museum and take a guided tour of the historical park.

The Museum is located at 1015 6th St. West, Palmetto. For more information, call 721-2034.

Upcoming Event:Palmetto Historical Park and Manatee County Agricultural Museum’s second social of the summer will be a “Model Train Social.” Held over two days on Saturday, August 7th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and Sunday, August 8th, from noon to 4:00 pm, this family event is sure to please any train lover. The Florida Garden Railroad Society will be visiting and bringing their model trains. There will be trains to look at and trains to play with; trains inside and trains outside; train crafts, train activities, and train movies! Included will be a Thomas the Tank Engine set-up as well as a Tropicana set-up. There will even be a raffle for a model train offered by the Railroad Society. The members of the Railroad Society love to talk with model train enthusiasts, both young and old. Come visit the park and have a great time! Word of Mouth BBQ will be selling lunches on both days and Alex’s Lemonade Stand will be raising funds for childhood cancer research.

This family event is FREE! The park is located at 515 10th Ave. West, Palmetto. For more information, call 721-2034 or 723-4991. This event is sponsored by R.B. Chips Shore, Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court, Palmetto Historical Commission, Manatee County Agricultural Museum, Inc., & the City of Palmetto.