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Open Fridays and Saturdays

10AM - 4PM 

​​To book Tours or Groups (by appointment):

please call 941-540-0590

The Cultural Center focuses on preserving “Old Florida” history and stories of founding families in the historic fishing Village of Cortez. Come and visit our museum at 11655 Cortez Road.


Cortez Village

Commercial Fishing Festival  2/17-2/18 2024

Entertainment Lineup

Saturday, February 17, 2024

10:00 – 11:00 am: Shanty Singers
11:30 – 1:00 pm: Doug Deming & the Jewel Tones
1:00 – 2:00 pm: Introductions & Fishermen’s Fashion Show
2:00 – 4:00 pm: Eric Von Band
4:30 – 6:00 pm: Karen & Jimmy Band (KJB)

Dock Talks by Florida Sea Grant go on all day at Fulford Fish House

Festival Photo Contest Gallery Show at AP Bell Fish House

Sunday, February 18, 2024

10:30 – 12:00 pm: Soupy Davis & The Band
12:00 – 1:00 pm: Fishermen’s Fashion
Show & Cloggers
1:30 – 3:00 pm: Billy Rice Band
3:30 – 5:00 pm: Jason Haram

Dock Talks by Florida Sea Grant go on all day at Fulford Fish House

Festival Photo Contest Gallery Show at AP Bell Fish House

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Upcoming Events
Coffee and a Cookie

Join us for coffee, snacks, and chat in March, June, September, and December 2024. Check back here for dates and times in the near future.

For more information, contact the Historical Society at, ph. 941-840-0590.


Cortez Village Historical Society Meetings

The next CVHS board meeting will be Jan. 9, 2024 at 4:00 pm. The Cultural Center is 11655 Cortez Rd. All members are encouraged to attend, and the public is invited to visit. Further information contact Cindy Rodgers 941-840-0590


Annual Village Picnic

Coming up in May 2024. Check back here for updates. 

Bring a dish to share

Place: Miller Dock- foot of 123rd St. 

Come meet others from the Village who share a love of history. The Manatee School Arts Students will feature original artwork for your viewing pleasure and for sale. 


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What is Remake Learning Days?

Remake Learning Days (RLD) is a learning festival that celebrates the many learning opportunities in a community! This celebration highlights innovative experiences and opportunities for youth to develop their sense of creativity, perseverance and curiosity. A variety of organizations — such as schools, museums, libraries, after school organizations, early child care centers, universities, media centers, tech startups and more — open their doors and host events for families to learn together. These events are designed to be hands-on, relevant and engaging educational experiences for youth and their families and caregivers. The majority of events are free and open to kids of all ages. Join us today as we remake learning.

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