Anna Maria Island Historical Society, Anna Maria

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A visit to the Anna Maria Island Historical Complex is a trip back into Florida history. The Island has a vast and rich history beginning with its earliest times as an Indian fishing camp, to the arrival of the Spanish in 1530, to the Island’s first homesteader George Emerson Bean in 1893 and his son Wilhelm’s development of the first tract of land along with “Fig Newton” inventor Charles Roser.

The Anna Maria Island Historical Society’s [AMIHS] beautifully restored complex interprets the Island’s history through its museum, City Jail, Belle Haven [cracker] Cottage and the Mangrove Walk’s indigenous garden.
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  • The Anna Maria Island Historical Museum is a "must see" for entire family. It's very interesting with all sorts of facts, exhibits and artifacts.  more »
  • We really enjoyed spending time here and learning the history of Anna Maria Island. Looks small from outside but so much to learn about inside!  more »
  • A small but very historical museum and landmark Very well put together by volunteers Free ...excepts donations Learn about the early settlers of the island A must see Pine St. is a beautiful street wi...  more »
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  • interesting facts about the island I never knew about such as the house that fell into the Tampa Bay or the jail in the back
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