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Third Thursday Lectures • Bandits & Bank Robbers in the Everglades

August 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Scrapbook page labeled The Notorious Ashley Gang with mug shots of 3 men

This presentation will recount the dark deeds of desperate men (and women!) who committed crimes and hid out in the Everglades. These true crime adventures will include the illegal escapades of the Rice Gang, the notorious John Ashley, “Queen of the Everglades” Laura Beatrice Upthegrove, and more. Was the Bank of the Everglades ever robbed? Find out the answer to this question and many others while you enjoy our region’s true stories of prohibition era cops & robbers.

The lecture will be livestreamed to our Facebook page, Collier County Museums, for virtual viewing.


August 19
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Museum of the Everglades
105 Broadway Ave W
Everglades City, 34139 United States
(239) 252-5026