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All Aboard for Story Time!

Naples Depot Museum 1051 5th Ave S, Naples, FL

All aboard! Please join us as we explore transportation books with museum staff in our 1947 Budd Train Car every second Wednesday this summer. Suitable for ages 2-5. Limited seating, RSVP required. RSVP below or call (239) 252-8419.

Totch Brown — Teller of Tales in the Ten Thousand Islands

Museum of the Everglades 105 Broadway Ave W, Everglades City

The life and legacy of local legend Loren "Totch" Brown will be discussed in this companion talk to the museum's current "Legendary Gladesmen" exhibit. Totch's many faceted career spanning everything from gator poaching to pot hauling will be discussed along with his colorful autobiography and the storytelling video series that made him an Everglades icon. […]

Waste Not, Want Not: Dehydrating

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

One of the ways pioneers kept food safe to eat without refrigeration was through dehydrating. Join us for demonstration of food dehydrating techniques and sample dried foodstuffs one may have found at the Ranch in the days of old.

Retro Game Night

Naples Depot Museum 1051 5th Ave S, Naples, FL

Another Friday night in? Get a change of scenery with Retro Game Night at the Naples Depot Museum! It’s a new take on the classic family game night tradition! Bring your own blanket and revisit your childhood game closet with the following retro games: Twister, Monopoly, Trouble, Sorry!. Uno, Simon, Yahtzee, Chutes & Ladders, Battleship, […]

Closing Reception for “Legendary Gladesmen”

Museum of the Everglades 105 Broadway Ave W, Everglades City

Friends of Museum of the Everglades will host this closing reception celebrating this exhibit that honors some of the Gladesman Culture’s significant personalities. We will also celebrate the 85th birthday of the only still-living person featured in the exhibit: gladesman Franklin Adams. Join us for light refreshments and to rub elbows with Mr. Adams and […]

Cowboy Coffee

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

Coffee has a history as deep and rich as its delightful brew. Roast beans and boil coffee like a pioneer while we explore the drink’s origins and importance to American history. Free coffee for anyone who cares to join us!

Opening Reception and Lecture for Abandoned Everglades

Naples Depot Museum 1051 5th Ave S, Naples, FL

We are celebrating the opening of the NDM's newest exhibit, Abandoned Vehicles of the Everglades. Light refreshments will be provided. Lecture begins at 6:00PM.

Henry Ford in Florida

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

Join the Collier Museum at Government Center for a talk by Brent Newman, Chief Curator at the Edison and Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers. He will be discussing Henry Ford and his time and activities in Florida. The automotive innovator purchased his Ft. Myers home, "the Mangoes," in 1916. Along with his friends Thomas […]

Preschool Program: Florida Road Trip

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

Your little one will be transported back to the retro age of Florida road trips, featuring crafts inspired by classic Florida road side attractions and your favorite car games. Inspired by the Collier Museum at Government Center's special exhibit, From the Great Lakes to the Sunshine State: Exploring the History of U.S. 41. RSVP is […]

The Pirate of Panther Key and the Legend of Gasparilla

Museum of the Everglades 105 Broadway Ave W, Everglades City

Museum of the Everglades Manager Thomas Lockyear will dig deep into the history of hermit Juan Gomez and his long and storied life. Did he really live to be 122 years old? Did he sail with the pirate Gasparilla? Was he actually Gasparilla? Find out the answers to these questions and more, including the role […]