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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

Gallery Reception: Pineapples, Art, and Black History 

February 28 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Come celebrate Black History Month by viewing glimpses of local African American history through the work of Paul Arsenault and the NAACP. This outdoor reception will provide food, drink, outdoor music, and a place to explore and discuss regional Black and agricultural history in Southwest Florida and the near Caribbean. Stop by to catch this month-long exhibit before it closes!

Lecture: Vincent Keeys – A People Mover System at the Turn of the 20th Century

March 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

After graduating from the oldest African American institution of higher learning, Cheney University of Pennsylvania, Vincent Keeys started with The Budd Company in 1977. Keeys, like many African Americans, saw the railroad as the best alternative to escape either agriculture or domestic service. The railroads were the most important industry for African American job opportunities. Join Keeys for a look at some luxurious trains made by George Pullman, The Budd Company and Bombardier passenger railcars–cars that were moving pioneers across…

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Preschool Program: Women’s History Month

March 11 @ 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 Women’s 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 – “Mega Python vs. Gatoroid” (2011)

March 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 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 “Mega Python vs. Gatoroid” (2011). Monster snakes battle a mutant alligator in the Everglades while rival scientists played by former pop-stars Tiffany and Debbie Gibson save the planet.

Immokalee Cattle Drive and Jamboree historic comparison

Immokalee Cattle Drive & Jamboree

March 14 @ 7:00 am - 4:00 pm

Pull on your boots as we return to our roots. Come celebrate the rich traditions of Florida’s agricultural heartland at the Immokalee Cattle Drive & Jamboree! Free event with food and drink for purchase. Cracker-style cattle drive Kids Korral with Petting Zoo Alligator wrestling Cowboy poetry Live Music Dancing horses Traditional food and so much more! Sponsor and vendor opportunities available. Contact us at (239) 252-2611 for more information!  

Lecture: Race, Class, and Collier County in 2020–How and Why the Past Persists in Southwest Florida

March 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Dr. Ted Thornhill will argue that over the past several decades color-blind ideology, neoliberalism, and the residue of Jim Crow have functioned as efficient custodians of an inequitable status quo in Collier County and Southwest Florida more broadly. Drawing on a wide range of evidence from empirical research and historical scholarship to government data and journalistic accounts, Thornhill will stress the importance of thinking more critically and acting more intentionally about durable race and class inequities in Collier County. He…

Tony Pernas holding snake in Big Cypress National Preserve

Third Thursday Lecture: The Python Problem—How Bad Is It and What Can Be Done?

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

Join us for a no-nonsense look at the damage being done to the Everglades ecosystem by invasive Burmese pythons and the efforts to address the problem by park professionals and private citizens. Presented by Tony Pernas, Chief of Resource Management for the Big Cypress National Preserve.

Children in exhibit gallery

Homeschool Program: Women’s History Month

March 25 @ 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 Women’s 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

She Made a Difference

She Made A Difference

March 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Throughout history, women have always made a difference in the lives of those around them. Marjory Stoneman Douglas’s mission was to save the Everglades, Betty Mae Jumper tirelessly fought to uplift the Seminole Tribe, and surely there is a woman in each of our lives who has made an impact. In honor of Women’s History Month, Collier County Museums is honoring the women who have made a difference in our lives. We’re inviting the public to submit influential women from…

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