Digital Histories

Cortez Village Voices from the Fisheries

This project is a collection of oral histories of Cortez, Florida community members who are involved in maritime activities (such as commercial fishermen, recreational fishermen, crew members, and fish house workers) in order to document the changing face of Cortez Village's marine environment.

Florida's Forgotten Coast

Florida's Forgotten Coast oral history collection, conducted by NOAA Fisheries, includes twenty-one interviews documenting the seafood industry in Franklin County, FL, with an emphasis on Apalachicola, plus two interviews relating to tupelo honey.

Coming Home: Cortez Historic Fishing Village

Sharing the stories of local treasures in the Bradenton Area, SRQTV in partnership with the Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau invites the viewer to explore the authentic Cortez Fishing Village on the West Coast of Florida through the characters who know it best.

Vanishing Culture Project

The "Vanishing Culture Project" was a Florida Humanities Council grant to capture the oral histories of longtime residents of Cortez.   The project also produced several stations about the folkways of the fishermen of Cortez that are placed around the village and a mural painted on the side of a prominent fish house in the community.