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Reception: “Queen of Marco and the Creation of Collier County”

Marco Island Historical Museum 180 S Heathwood Dr, Marco Island, FL

Opening reception for Queen of Marco and Creation of Collier County. The Queen of Marco, Tommie Barfield, earned her name with her tenacious pursuit of forwarding Marco Island’s interests. Her intelligent but fiery persistence at Lee County Commissioner’s meetings led to a partnership with business tycoon, Barron G. Collier. Barron put her lobbying skills to […]

Award Ceremony for “Hometown Heroes” Creative Response Contest

Museum of the Everglades 105 Broadway Ave W, Everglades City

Friends of Museum of the Everglades have generously offered $1500 in cash prizes for student submissions to the Hometown Heroes exhibit. Prizes will be awarded to contest winners, across three different age groups, will judged on content, creativity, and a variety of other considerations with grand prizes and runners up for each category. Students, parents, […]