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Event Series Event Series: Third Thursday Lectures

The Queen’s Gambit: How Tommie Barfield Helped Collier Create the County

July 20 | 2:00 pm 3:00 pm

105 Broadway Ave W
Everglades City, 34139 United States
(239) 252-5026

Guest speaker Rebecca Mazeroski, Manager of the Marco Island Historical Museum, will share the story of the “Queen of Marco”, Tommie Barfield, on the 135th Anniversary of her birth (07/20/1888). Join us as she brings to life this indomitable woman with a true pioneering spirit. Ms. Barfield is well known as a driving force behind the development of Marco Island, but her instrumental role in the lobbying effort to create Collier County often goes unsung. While we are already celebrating 100 years as a county, we just may be serving 135th Birthday cake after the talk.

Black and White. Headshot of Tommie Barfield