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Hercules in a Box: Dynamite, Du Pont, and the Building of the Tamiami Trail

March 8 @ 2:00 pm 3:00 pm

3331 Tamiami Trail E
Naples, FL 34112 United States
(239) 252-8476

Stephanie Long, the manager of the Collier Museum at Government Center, will be doing a deep dive into the history of one of the objects in our collection, a wooden crate from the Hercules Powder Company. The complex story of this simple object covers black powder, the wealthy Du Pont family, the slaying of a California giant, corporate takeovers, anti-trust lawsuits, pursuit of tree stumps, and, of course, the Tamiami Trail. Come find out more about one of Collier County Museum’s treasures.