Collier County Museums are excited to announce our careful reopening for public enjoyment as of June 5, 2020! All Museum locations will be open from 9 am to 4 pm Tuesday through Saturday.

We are following all CDC and government recommendations to provide a safe and healthy visit for our guests.

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The Stories We Tell - A Museum Podcast

Have you ever visited a museum and wanted to know more about the stories than what’s on the walls?  With limited space, museums often have to make hard choices in deciding what goes on panels.  Because of this, some of the many voices that make up a story can get left out.  In an effort to tell a more well-rounded story, Collier County Museums are pleased to present The Stories We Tell – a podcast that digs deeper into the topics that we explore in our museums.  Join our staff and special guest as we explore the stories.

Podcasts

EpisodeDescriptionDurationTranscript
African American Folk MedicineIn the early days of African-American history and culture, medicine was often developed from traditions brought over from Africa. The knowledge of the uses of different plants to create healing balms, salves, and teas were often the only medication enslaved people had access to. These medicines kept them healthy or brought them back to health in times of illness. Many of these traditions remain in use today in both homeopathic medicine and traditional western medicine. Recorded on location at the Blanchard House in Punta Gorda, Host Joy Murphy- Curator of Education is joined by Dr. Martha Bireda – Director of the Blanchard House and Jaha Cumming – Punta Gorda City Commissioner to discuss traditional African/African-American folk medicine.36:40Episode One
Florida CowboysWhen you think of cattle ranching, do you think of Florida? Florida is in the top 20 for state producing cattle, reaching one million calves born per year. On today's episode, we'll talk to local cattle rancher Clint Raulerson and Theresa Schober, Manager of the Immokalee Pioneer Museum at Roberts Ranch as we discuss the history of cattle ranching in Florida and the industry today.41:36Episode Two