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Special Events & Programs

Manatee Village presents several popular festivals annually and throughout the year program events may also include lectures, craft workshops and interactive family-friendly activities at the Village. The best way to keep informed about what is happening is to visit our website or Facebook page frequently, or sign up for our Cabbage Head Gazette newsletter on our Home Page.

Current Events


Suffragette Teas at Charms of Leffingwell

Start Date:6/1/2018 11:00 AM
End Date:6/2/2018 12:30 PM

Download a ticket order form here: Suffragette Tea Ticket Order Form.pdf

You are cordially invited to Manatee Village Historical Park’s Suffragette Tea to be held at Charms of Leffingwell in the heart of historic Ellenton… 

Charms of Leffingwell is an antiques gallery and tea room located in the historic Mathews House (1905). The teas, which will begin at 11am on Friday, June 1 and Saturday, June 2, will be served by the Smith family, who owns and operates Charms of Leffingwell.  

The staff of Manatee Village will open the tea with a short talk about the role that tea rooms played in the Women’s Suffrage Movement. Table decorations will include trivia cards about the history of tea and suffragette history. 

Dress-up is encouraged. There will be a best hat contest with prizes. 

These teas will include freshly brewed hot tea of your choice (over 20 types to chose from!), homemade scones, clotted cream, pastries, and savories. 

This is a ticketed event with limited space. Tickets are $20.00. (Please Note: Tickets may be purchased for either Friday or Saturday—one ticket does not apply to both days). 

*If you have dietary restrictions, please contact Manatee Village staff at least two weeks in advance of the event. While Charms of Leffingwell makes every effort to accommodate restrictions, they cannot guarantee that there has been no cross-contamination with allergens. 

Tickets are on sale from May 1 through May 22, and must be purchased by cash or check. Tickets may be bought in person at Manatee Village, or by mail to Manatee Village Historical Park, 1404 Manatee Avenue East, Bradenton, FL 34208. 

Please make checks payable to the Manatee County Historical Commission. Space is limited. If mailing a check, call in advance to make your reservation and download the ticket order form here: Suffragette Tea Ticket Order Form.pdf

Charms of Leffingwell, where the tea will be held, is located at: 905 Leffingwell Avenue, Ellenton, FL 34222. 

This public program is offered by producers: Manatee County Angelina “Angel” Colonneso, Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller, Department of Historical Resources and the Manatee County Historical Commission.

Group Tour Information

Group tours are provided for groups of 10 people or more.* The cost is $3.00 per person. Reservations must be made at least 14 days in advance by calling (941) 749-7165. 

*Group tours may be provided for groups of 10 or fewer people, but the minimum cost of $30.00 will still apply.

Download our group tour application here: MVHP Group Tour Reservation Request rev. 1-30-12.pdf

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Village Hours:

Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 4:00pm
2nd & 4th Saturdays each month, 9:00am – 4:00pm 

Manatee Village will be closed Monday, April 16 for an in-service work day and May 26-28 in honor of Memorial Day. Manatee Village will then be closed the month of June for in-service work.

Saturday openings this spring are: April 14, April 28, and May 12.

Phone: (941) 749-7165

E-mail addresses are public records under Florida law and are not exempt from public-records requirements. If you do not want your e-mail address to be subject to being released pursuant to a public-records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact by phone at the phone numbers above, or contact us in writing, via the United States Postal Service, at this address- Manatee County Historical Commission 1404 Manatee Ave. E, Bradenton, Fl 34208.

Location Map:



1404 Manatee Avenue East 
(SR 64)
Bradenton, FL. 34208



Village Hours

Monday – Friday and 2nd & 4th Saturdays of each month 

9:00am – 4:00pm