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Homeschool Program: Chinese New Year

January 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join the Collier County Museums for a homeschool program! Each one-hour program will focus on a specific topic of learning. This month, learning will focus on the Chinese New Year. Limited seating, RSVP required. For additional information, please contact Joy Murphy, Curator of Education at 239-252-8242 or joy.murphy@colliercountyfl.gov.   EVENT RSVP

Dick Jay workshop

Closing Reception: Everglades Americana – The Art of Dick Jay

January 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for a closing reception for our exhibit Everglades Americana – The Art of Dick Jay   About the Exhibit When asked to describe his art, long-time Everglades area resident Dick Jay provides a one-word response: “Americana.” Born and raised in Michigan, Mr. Jay – a Korean War Veteran who flew with the Flying Tigers 74th Fighter Squadron – first spotted the Everglades City area from above while flying training missions from Eglin Air Force Base on Florida’s panhandle.…

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Mommy and Me at the Museum

January 31 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am

Encourage your children to develop a love for museums while they learn, explore, and have fun! Activities will include story time, early math and literacy activities, and opportunities for children to confidently gain independence in a safe and loving environment. The class is 45 minutes long, and caregivers are expected to attend and participate. Classes are intended for preschool, ages 2-5. This month's topic is Mid-Century Art and Color   EVENT RSVP

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Preschool Program: Black History Month

February 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join the Collier County Museums for a preschool program!  This free program is for 2-5-year-olds who have not yet entered kindergarten.  Each one-hour program will focus on learning and play, with a specific topic in mind. This month’s program will focus on Black History Month. Space is limited to 10 children per session, RSVP required. Please note: this is not a “drop off” program. Please plan to attend the program with your children.   For additional information, please contact Joy…

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Mid-Month Movie Night – “Follow That Dream” (1962)

February 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for our Mid-Month Movie Night at Museum of the Everglades! Bring a lawn chair and enjoy a free movie and light refreshments sponsored by the Friends of the Museum of the Everglades. This month’s movie is “Follow That Dream” (1962) starring Elvis Presley. A family of vagabonds makes their home on a Florida beach after their car breaks down. What follows includes tangles with gangsters, social workers and government officials.

Hunting party in the Everglades

From Pioneers to Presidents—History & Heritage Week at Museum of the Everglades

February 17 - February 21

Join us for five days of events, talks, demonstrations, and activities exploring the unique character and culture of our region and its inhabitants – from its storied past to the challenges of the future.   President’s Day Picnic Monday, February 17 • 10:00 am-2:00 pm Join us for patriotic family fun at McLeod Park with field day activities, hot dogs & soda! Stop by the Museum to learn how many US Presidents have visited Everglades City!     Annual Marjory…

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Old Timer’s Reunion

February 22 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

You’re invited to the Naples Depot Museum for a family reunion. Original African-American residents of Copeland, Dupont, McDonald’s Quarters, and the Saw Mill Quarters are invited to fellowship with each other, tell their stories, and share photos and documents. The museum will record the stories and scan documents for our archives.  Digital copies of the scans will be provided. Light fare and refreshments will be provided courtesy of Friends of the Collier County Museums.

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Homeschool Program: Black History Month

February 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join the Collier County Museums for a homeschool program! Each one-hour program will focus on a specific topic of learning. This month, learning will focus on Black History Month. Limited seating, RSVP required. For additional information, please contact Joy Murphy, Curator of Education at 239-252-8242 or joy.murphy@colliercountyfl.gov.   EVENT RSVP

Football Player D'Ernest Johnson

No Limits – Professional Athletes and Coaches Panel Discussion

February 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us for a panel discussion featuring local African-American coaches and professional athletes. We will explore how growing up in Collier County impacted them and their career and the influence of athletics and their coaches on their individual careers. Space is limited, RSVP below or call (239) 252-8242.   EVENT RSVP

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Mommy and Me at the Museum

February 28 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am

Encourage your children to develop a love for museums while they learn, explore, and have fun! Activities will include story time, early math and literacy activities, and opportunities for children to confidently gain independence in a safe and loving environment. The class is 45 minutes long, and caregivers are expected to attend and participate. Classes are intended for preschool, ages 2-5. This month's topic is Celebrate Black History Month   EVENT RSVP

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