Saturday, March 15 History Preservation by the Old Braden River Historical
Society, Braden River Library, 4915 53rd Ave. East, Bradenton, 10:30 AM (light
refreshments at 10:00 AM). Presentation by the Old Braden River Historical
Society on the history of this area. Mr. Rodney Potter, life-long resident and
story-teller, will speak about Manatee County history. FREE! Sponsored by the
Friends of the Braden River Library. For more information, call 941-727-6079.
Jiggs open house
Saturday, March 22 Jiggs Landing Preserve Open House sponsored by the Old Braden
River Historical Society, Inc, 6106 63rd Street East, Bradenton, 9:00 AM – 2:00
PM. The historic Jiggs Landing Fish Camp cabin will be open so visitors can get
a feeling for life in the fifties and sixties. Visitors will be able to speak
with a docent and learn about the history of the Braden River and Jiggs Landing.
Refreshments will be served. FREE! For more information, call 941-320-8811.
The Old Braden River Historical Society, Inc. holds regular meetings on the
second Tuesday of each month.
The meetings are held at Woodland The Community
Church located at 9607 State Road 70 East, Bradenton, FL. We meet in a room in
The Family Center, the large building on the left as you enter the parking lot.
The meeting room is to the left as you enter the foyer. Meetings begin at
7:00pm, and generally last a little over an hour.
OBRHS, in partnership with Keep Manatee Beautiful, conducts three cleanups of
the Braden River each year. The next one will be Saturday, April 12 from 9:00 am
to noon. Registration begins at 8:30 am at the boat ramp at Jiggs Landing
Preserve, 6106 63rd Street East, Bradenton, FL. The
cleanups are conducted from kayaks and canoes with one or more power boats for
cleaning as well as transporting debris collected by the persons in the smaller
vessels. OBRHS provides a few loaner kayaks but participants are encouraged to
use their own. Bring safety gear and appropriate clothing including gloves.
OBRHS will provide water, litter pickers and trash bags. Youth under eighteen
will need a parent or guardian to sign a waiver. Check back to this site for
updated information or contact Pete Mirande at
Please support our efforts
BRICKS, BRICKS, BRICKS: Engraved bricks are now available for placement at Jiggs
Landing Preserve. The bricks are a great way to remember a loved-one, recognize
an important date or honor your children or grandchildren. The bricks are $50
and $25 of the cost goes toward interpretive displays at the preserve. Visit
Jiggs Landing Preserve to see the bricks installed so far. Add yours to the
OBRHS Shirts - Old Braden River Historical Society polo shirts are now
available. The shirts are royal blue and have the society name on the left
breast. They are $20.00 each. Please contact us via email (at left) to order
your shirt. We require payment prior to shirt being made. Show your pride in
OBRHS and order your shirt today! Order Form