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Third Thursday Lecture Series – Hermits of the 10,000 Islands

Museum of the Everglades 105 Broadway Ave W, Everglades City

The Ten Thousand Islands region has long been a magnet for those looking to “live off the grid”: from runaway slaves and confederate deserters to moonshiners and armed outlaws looking to avoid the long arm of the law. But some came just to be alone – to live a simpler life. Squatting on islands, living […]

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Lecture: The History of Seminole Patchwork

Marco Island Historical Museum 180 S Heathwood Dr, Marco Island

Learn about the origins and history of patchwork in Seminole culture and some of the surprising connections to Marco Island with Museum Manager, Rebecca Mazeroski. After the talk, take a walk through the temporary exhibit Creating Home by Jessica Osceola, Art Professor at Florida Gulf Coast University and member of the Seminole Tribe. Please RSVP […]

Cowboys & Constellations

Immokalee Pioneer Museum at Roberts Ranch 1215 Roberts Ave, Immokalee

Before the days of movies and the internet, cowboys spent many nights by the fire looking at the stars above. From the stars these cowboys could navigate, tell time, and entertain themselves with the legends of the constellations. Join us monthly at the Immokalee Pioneer Museum as we explore major constellations and share tips to […]

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School’s Out, Museums are IN Saturdays: Mosquito Musings

Collier Museum at Government Center 3331 Tamiami Trail E, Naples

Every Saturday from June 5 to August 7 one museum will host a free event featuring crafts, take home activities, special displays, or scavenger hunts that will focus on the themes of inventions and nature! School’s Out, Museums are IN Saturdays are great for kids of all ages, but especially for kids age 6-12. All […]

School’s Out, Museums are IN for Teens: Old Building Tech

Immokalee Pioneer Museum at Roberts Ranch 1215 Roberts Ave, Immokalee

Our teen program, taking place in July and the first week of August, is perfect for your teen who enjoys one-of-a-kind, enriching experiences! Each program incorporates a historic subject and STEM principles, creating a well-rounded and unique lesson about different parts of our region’s history! The subjects will vary as the teen program rotates through […]

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School’s Out, Museums are IN Saturdays: Flora of Florida

Immokalee Pioneer Museum at Roberts Ranch 1215 Roberts Ave, Immokalee

Every Saturday from June 5 to August 7 one museum will host a free event featuring crafts, take home activities, special displays, or scavenger hunts that will focus on the themes of inventions and nature! School’s Out, Museums are IN Saturdays are great for kids of all ages, but especially for kids age 6-12. All […]

Waste Not Want Not Workshop: Whittling Roberts!

Immokalee Pioneer Museum at Roberts Ranch 1215 Roberts Ave, Immokalee

Times were tough for Florida cow hunters and ranchers. After the long tedious hours of working the cattle and the land, many pioneers relaxed while whittling wood. Take a trip into the past and use safe tools to carve soap with us at Roberts Ranch.

Free

School’s Out, Museums are IN for Teens: Archaeology

Marco Island Historical Museum 180 S Heathwood Dr, Marco Island

Our teen program, taking place in July and the first week of August, is perfect for your teen who enjoys one-of-a-kind, enriching experiences! Each program incorporates a historic subject and STEM principles, creating a well-rounded and unique lesson about different parts of our region’s history! The subjects will vary as the teen program rotates through […]

Free

Collections Talk: The Olds Diaries

Marco Island Historical Museum 180 S Heathwood Dr, Marco Island

Join MIHS Collections Manager Heather Otis as she brings one of the historical society’s most treasured collections out of the vault and into the gallery!  Delve into the diaries, correspondence, and photographs of young pioneer Saloma Olds with Heather and uncover the story they tell of everyday life for Saloma’s family on Marco Island in […]

School’s Out, Museums are IN Saturdays: Florida Critters

Marco Island Historical Museum 180 S Heathwood Dr, Marco Island

Every Saturday from June 5 to August 7 one museum will host a free event featuring crafts, take home activities, special displays, or scavenger hunts that will focus on the themes of inventions and nature! School’s Out, Museums are IN Saturdays are great for kids of all ages, but especially for kids age 6-12. All […]