Long famous for its Key Marco Cat -- one of the most remarkable and influential discoveries in North American archaeology -- the Marco Island Historical Museum explores Southwest Florida’s Calusa Indians and brings this vanished civilization to life with informative displays and an exciting recreated village scene.

 

Permanent and traveling exhibits trace the settlement of this subtropical island paradise from its early pioneer roots as a fishing village, pineapple plantation and clam cannery, through its explosive growth and development in the 1960s by the Miami-based Deltona Corporation.

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Marco Island Historical Museum

180 S. Heathwood Drive
Marco Island, FL 34145
(239) 252-1440
Tue-Sat 9am-4pm

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Collier County Museums

Big Joe's BBQ is hard at work preparing for tomorrow's Pioneer Pumpkin Palooza at Immokalee Pioneer Museum at Roberts Ranch!

He's making tacos, tamales, pulled pork sandwiches, and hot dogs - plus desserts!

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We're getting ready for a fun time this Saturday at Pioneer Pumpkin Palooza! Are you joining us for some free family fun? Saturday 10/20 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM at Immokalee Pioneer Museum at Roberts Ranch!

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Collier County Museums

Florida in the fall may not be ideal for growing pumpkins, but it’s perfect for gourds! Staff at Immokalee Pioneer Museum at Roberts Ranch have planted birdhouse bottle gourds this year. The vines are planted next to an arched trellis, so that they will eventually create an arbor and the gourds will hang down inside the arch. This keeps the gourds from lying on the ground and spoiling.

Once they’re ripe, the gourds will be picked and dried. Next summer and fall they’ll be used as the basis for craft projects with summer campers and school children.

We’ll keep you updated as the growing progresses. In the meantime, stop out and visit the Collier County Museums so you can see the progress for yourself! ... See MoreSee Less

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