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From Pioneers to Presidents—History & Heritage Week at Museum of the Everglades
February 17 - February 21Free
Join us for five days of events, talks, demonstrations, and activities exploring the unique character and culture of our region and its inhabitants – from its storied past to the challenges of the future.
President’s Day Picnic
Monday, February 17 • 10:00 am-2:00 pm
Join us for patriotic family fun at McLeod Park with field day activities, hot dogs & soda! Stop by the Museum to learn how many US Presidents have visited Everglades City!
Annual Marjory Stoneman Douglas Luncheon
Tuesday, February 18 • 11:00 am-1:00 pm
Join the Friends of the Museum at Everglades Isle, featuring guest speaker “River of Grass” filmmaker Sascha Wortzel. $20/person, reservations required. Call (239) 252-5026 to reserve.
Wednesday, February 19 • 10:00 am-2:00 pm
Join us as organizations, artists, authors, historians, guides, and gladesmen gather at the Museum to share the wonders of Florida’s last frontier, kicking off with Otter John’s Everglades Wildlife Show at 10:00 am. Everglades Expo continues until 2:00 pm.
Third Thursday Double-Header
Thursday, February 20 • 10:00 am and 2:00 pm
Join us for historic presentations as part of our popular Third Thursday series. Seminars at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm will explore pioneer life in the 10,000 Islands and the Black History of the Everglades City area.
Friday, February 21 • 10:00 am-2:00 pm
9:00 am – 12:00 pm: CRPT Cemetery Preservation Training by Florida Public Archaeology Network
10:00 am: Free Walking Tour of Everglades City
11:00 am: Historic Bike Tour of Everglades City and Surrounding Sites
12:00 pm: Town Hall Luncheon for Historic Structure Preservation (free pizza)
1:00 pm: Friends of Museum of the Everglades Private Historic Boat Tour (ticket required, call 239-252-5026 for details)
Call (239) 252-5026 for more details.