We are a museum that focuses on the agricultural heritage of Manatee County, FL. We do this through exhibits, tools, equipment, artifacts, photographs, art work, documents, and stories. We feature the primary commodity areas of fruits and vegetables, horticulture, citrus, commercial fishing, and livestock. We also have a Farm Shop & Garage and a barn that houses larger pieces of equipment. A permanent exhibit is the Manatee County Agricultural Hall of Fame.
The Palmetto Historical Commission is a non profit organization dedicated to the preservation of historic buildings, documents and artifacts. The Palmetto Historical Commission operates the Palmetto Historical Park in partnership with the City of Palmetto and the Manatee County Clerk of Circuit Court. The park is home to an 1880 post office, a 1920 schoolhouse, a 1900 cottage, a replica chapel, a military museum and a 1914 Carnegie Library.