Florida Cattle Ranching: Five Centuries of Tradition at Manatee Village Historical Park presented by Bob Stone
Cattle were introduced into the present day United States when Juan Ponce de León brought Spanish cattle to Florida in 1521. Bob Stone’s multi-media presentation explores and celebrates the history and culture of the nation’s oldest cattle ranching state from the colonial period to the 21st century. You will see and hear all aspects of Florida cattle ranching traditions including material culture such as Cracker cow-whips and unique ranch gate designs, swamp cabbage and other foodways, cowboy church and Cracker cowboy funerals, Seminole ranching past and present, occupational skills such as roping and branding, our vibrant rodeo culture, side-splitting cowboy poetry, feisty cow-dogs, and much more.
The Manatee County Historical Commission and the Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court Comptroller, R.B. “Chips” Shore, Department of Historical Resources, are pleased to host the presentation for the public.
When: Tuesday, February 3rd from 11 am – 12 Noon. Mr. Stone will be available to sign books following the program until 12:30 pm.
Where: The Historic Church at Manatee Village Historical Park, 1404 Manatee Avenue East (State Road 64) Bradenton, Florida.
Funding for this program has been provided by the Florida Humanities Council and is sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.” Admission is Free. Seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. For more info call (941) 741-4076