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75th Anniversary D-Day and the Battle of Normandy

June 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us at the Naples Depot Museum as we honor the 75th Anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy. The event will include an Honor Guard, Formal Ceremony, 21-Gun Salute, WWII Artifact Display (provided by the Naples Museum of Military History), and light refreshments provided by the Friends of the Collier County Museums.

Preschool Program: Understanding West African Culture

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

Join the Collier Museum at Government Center 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 the culture of the people of West Africa. 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.…

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Our Stories, Our Voices: Pearline Dixon

June 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Pearline Dixon is the eldest daughter of Mother Perry, the highly regarded mid-wife and community activist who delivered over 500 babies in Collier County. Her father, Willie Perry, worked for Lee Cypress as a logger. Born in Monticello, FL, Mrs. Dixon came to Copeland with her parents in 1947 at eleven years old. She was educated at the elementary school for black children in Everglade and was close to several Native Americans living and working in the area. Mrs. Dixon…

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Third Thursday Lecture Series: A Brief History of Florida Hurricanes

June 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us at the Museum of the Everglades every month for our Third Thursday lecture series. Presented by museum staff or local authority, these lectures will explore the lesser known and often-overlooked areas of our region's past. Every lecture is free, begins at 2 pm and will include an opportunity for questions and discussion.

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Pirate Day

June 21 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Ready to set sail on the high seas? Come dressed as your favorite swashbuckler and enjoy a fun-filled day out with the family at the Marco Island Historical Museum, at the 6th Annual Pirate Day!   Pirate Day features family-friendly activities including Pirate-themed arts and crafts, face painting, treasure hunts, and more! Sponsored in part by the Marco Island Historical Society. For more information, contact the Museum at (239) 252-1440.   Free Admission!

Homeschool Program: Understanding West African Culture

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

This series of homeschool programming will focus on cultural understanding.  In partnership with the Southwest Florida Cultural Alliance, representatives from a variety of cultures living in Southwest Florida will teach students about their culture through music, dance, and a variety of other mediums. This month’s program will focus on the culture of West Africa. Space is limited, RSVP required. For more information, contact Joy Murphy, Curator of Education at 239-252-8242 or joy.murphy@colliercountyfl.gov.   EVENT RSVP

Preschool Program: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles!

July 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join the Naples Depot Museum 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 planes, trains, & automobiles. Learn about the different forms of transportation, play different transportation games, and color your own plane, train, or car. Space is limited to 10 children per session, RSVP required. Please note: this is not…

Our Stories, Our Voices: Nancy “Safari Jane” Tetzlaff

July 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Nancy “Safari Jane” Tetzloff traveled the world photographing landscapes and their inhabitants. Working side-by-side with her husband, Larry, she created two zoo facilities and became a dedicated museum professional. In 1969, the Tetzloffs started the The Naples Zoo, which became a fully accredited organization. Early on, Nancy was one of a handful of women in the zoo field, but throughout her years of work, she hired many young women and helped to change the field . Nancy retired in 2004.…

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Third Thursday Lecture Series: Illegal Trades in the Everglades

July 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us at the Museum of the Everglades every month for our Third Thursday lecture series. Presented by museum staff or local authority, these lectures will explore the lesser known and often-overlooked areas of our region's past. Every lecture is free, begins at 2 pm and will include an opportunity for questions and discussion.

Homeschool Program: Planes, Trains, & Automobiles!

July 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

How does it work?  Learn what makes planes, trains, and cars move and how they have evolved.  Design the future of transportation. Space is limited, RSVP required. For more information, contact Joy Murphy, Curator of Education at 239-252-8242 or joy.murphy@colliercountyfl.gov.   EVENT RSVP

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