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“The Return” Public Grand Opening of the Key Marco Cat
January 26, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Collier County Museums and the Marco Island Historical Society are pleased to present on loan the world-famous Key Marco Cat and other rare Pre-Columbian Native American artifacts discovered on Marco Island, Florida in 1896.
Several of the most significant Key Marco artifacts will be brought together on Marco Island for the first time since their discovery by anthropologist Frank Hamilton Cushing more than 100 years ago. The exhibit will be at the Marco Island Historical Museum from January 2019 to April 2021.
A free, public grand opening event for the exhibit will be held on Saturday, January 26, 2019, 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM. It will include a morning ribbon cutting to celebrate the official opening of the exhibit, live music, an afternoon program/performance on the music of the Calusa by composer and musician Kat Epple and Anthropology Band and family friendly activities.