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Movies at Sunset: Love Bug

Collier Museum at Government Center 3331 Tamiami Trail E, Naples, FL

In celebration of our Route 41 exhibit, enjoy the classic car film "The Love Bug." We'll be showing it outside, under the stars on the museum’s lawn - bring your own chairs and snacks. We'll supply the free popcorn. This family friendly movie from 1969 stars a quirky Volkswagen Beetle named Herbie which has a […]

Waste Not, Want Not: Decorate like a Pioneer

Immokalee Pioneer Museum at Roberts Ranch 1215 Roberts Ave, Immokalee, FL

Enjoy the simplicity and creativity of the holidays before commercialism. We’ll put together holiday decorations like the pioneers did — using what’s available from nature to celebrate the season.

Rudolph Was a Radical: Holiday Films as Social Commentary

Collier Museum at Government Center 3331 Tamiami Trail E, Naples, FL

Museums Director Amanda Townsend will be exploring some of our favorite holiday TV shows and movies. Not just feel-good stories, these films reflect many of the social concerns of the times in which they were made. Join us for an exploration of the social commentary offered through these beloved and timely classics.

Everglades Americana: The Art of Dick Jay

Museum of the Everglades 105 Broadway Ave W, Everglades City

Museum of the Everglades Manager Thomas Lockyear will discuss the poignant and often whimsical way that artist Dick Jay captured historic events and personalities with paint and sculpture. Part primitive, part folk art, Mr. Jay’s prolific work captured not only the essence of life in Florida’s Last Frontier, but the spirit of the people living […]

Homemade Holidays Family Day

Collier Museum at Government Center 3331 Tamiami Trail E, Naples, FL

We’re getting crafty for the holidays! Pick up some new holiday skills mixed with old-fashioned projects. Fun for all generations of the family. Drop in from 11am to 2pm — no reservations necessary.

Cowboy Christmas

Immokalee Pioneer Museum at Roberts Ranch 1215 Roberts Ave, Immokalee, FL

What do they call cowboy Santa? A jolly rancher! Come join us for a Cowboy Christmas, with fun and educational activities along with food and drinks! Be sure to invite friends and family!

Preschool Program: Mid-Century Christmas

Collier Museum at Government Center 3331 Tamiami Trail E, Naples, FL

In honor of our Mid-Century Christmas Cottage, join us at the Collier Museum at Government Center for a morning of 1950s and 60s-inspired Christmas crafts and activities. Your little one will be able to design their own mid-century style ornaments, play with some of the most popular toys from that era, and enjoy some mid-century […]

A Pioneer Christmas: Holiday Decorations from the 1870s – 1920s

Marco Island Historical Museum 180 S Heathwood Dr, Marco Island, FL

We are welcoming kids of all ages, 3 to 99, to explore how Marco Island’s pioneers celebrated their Christmas with decorations. Come help us string berries and popcorn, make citrus and pine bough door decorations, and citrus spice ball ornaments. We will be in the Pioneer Gallery every day between Christmas and New Year’s Eve.

Marco Island Historical Society “Florida Talks” — David Powell: Early Cuban Exiles:  Memories of Loss, Struggle and Rebirth

Marco Island Historical Museum 180 S Heathwood Dr, Marco Island, FL

From 1959 to 1973, more than 600,000 Cuban exiles came to the US in two  waves and laid the foundation for the modern Cuban American community. Almost all arrived with only a few clothes and pocket money. Based on interviews with 54 persons about early Cuban exiles, this presentation tells how and why they left […]

Marco Island Historical Society “Florida Talks” — Magdalena Lamarre: Southern Road to Freedom: Florida’s Underground Railroad

Marco Island Historical Museum 180 S Heathwood Dr, Marco Island, FL

The nation’s first Underground Railroad was established in Florida in the late 17th century, servings as a beacon of freedom for runaway slaves from the American south. Existing before the better-known Northern Underground Railroad, enslaved Africans gained their freedom by escaping and earning asylum in Spanish Florida. This presentation focuses on Florida’s early history as […]