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Homeschool Program: Ranch Fun!

November 20 @ 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, learners will explore life for the pioneer families of Collier County. Play ranch games like horseshoes and tug-o-war, learn to rope steer, and go on a scavenger hunt. 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 This event is full! To join our wait list,…

Third Thursday Lecture Series: Fierce People – Southwest Florida’s Most Notorious Inhabitants

November 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Calusa were called “the fierce people” and for good reason. They held off Spanish domination for almost 200 years, but before that, they ruled the entirety of Southwest Florida. We’ll talk about the engineering, trade, and power that made this possible. Presented by Rachel Kangas, Public Archaeology Coordinator for the Florida Public Archaeology Network (FPAN).   Join us at the Museum of the Everglades every month for our Third Thursday lecture series. Presented by museum staff or local authority,…

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Mommy and Me at the Museum

November 22 @ 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 Thanksgiving and What the Pioneers Ate for Dinner   EVENT RSVP

Deck the Depot

Deck the Depot!

December 3, 2019 - January 4, 2020

It’s a winter wonderland at the Naples Depot Museum as local businesses and organizations pitch in to Deck the Depot in festive décor! This month-long extravaganza features holiday decorations throughout the museum, preschool and homeschool programs, cocoa & caroling, and – of course – free photos with Santa! Free admission for all activities. Schedule of Events & Activities Festive Décor December 3 - January 4 Preschool Program Wednesday, December 11, 10:00 AM Cocoa & Caroling Featuring the Naples Carolers, with…

Conservation Collier Trails and Wildlife Viewing Opportunities

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

Since 2003, the Conservation Collier program has acquired over 4200 acres of land within 20 preserves throughout the County.   This talk will feature Conservation Collier’s accessible preserves and trails, and give visitors an idea of where to go, how to get there and what they might see when at the preserves.   For more information about the program, call 239-252-2961 or email: ConservationCollier@colliercountyfl.gov Free admission. Limited seating, RSVP below or call (239) 252-8242.   EVENT RSVP

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Preschool Program: Deck the Depot!

December 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join the Naples Depot Museum for a holiday 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 feature holiday-themed crafts and games. 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…

Deck the Depot

Deck the Depot: Cocoa & Caroling with the Naples Carolers

December 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for hot cocoa and the sweet sounds of the Naples Carolers as part of Deck the Depot! Bring the little ones along for story time with the Collier County Public Library and a free kids craft!

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Homeschool Program: Deck the Depot!

December 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join the Naples Depot Museum for a holiday homeschool program! This month's program will feature holiday-themed crafts and games. 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 This event is at full capacity! To join our waitlist, please call Joy Murphy at (239) 252-8242

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Third Thursday Lecture Series: The Deaconess Harriet Bedell

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

Deaconess Harriet Bedell, an Episcopalian missionary, who had lived and worked with the Cheyenne in Oklahoma and the Gwich'in of Alaska, came to the Everglades in 1932 in hopes of converting the Seminole Tribe. She established the Glades Cross Mission and helped to develop a commercial market for local native handicrafts and clothing, encouraging the Seminole and Miccosukee to focus on traditional designs and styles rather than those of western tribes the public had come to expect from cowboy films.…

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Mommy and Me at the Museum

December 20 @ 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 Holidays & How Southwest Florida Celebrates   EVENT RSVP

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