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Community Conversations – Women

Collier Museum at Government Center 3331 Tamiami Trail E, Naples

 Collier County Museums is proud to present Community Conversations. This new series invites various members of our community who are often “othered” to give voice to the injustices and obstacles they’ve experienced living in Collier County and what is needed to right these wrongs. In addition, the discussion will include how those who desire to […]

Third Thursday Lecture Series – The History of Deep Lake

Museum of the Everglades 105 Broadway Ave W, Everglades City

This presentation will dive deep into the history of this strangely mystical place—a sizeable sinkhole surrounded by a citrus grove that has been the home of Native American leaders, the site of a bloody battle, a retreat for millionaire moguls, and the location of a wilderness prison known as the “Alcatraz of the Everglades.” Seating […]

Lecture: The Age of Streamliners

Naples Depot Museum 1051 5th Ave S, Naples

Join the Naples Depot Museum for a deep dive into the history of streamliner trains! Learn about the inspiration for their sleek design, the engineering behind their fast reputation, and how they reignited the excitement for rail travel. With the Depot’s beautiful 1947 streamliner-style rail car as a backdrop, we will also be sharing an […]

Third Thursday Lecture Series: Dredges, Dynamite, & Determination – the Building of the Tamiami Trail

Museum of the Everglades 105 Broadway Ave W, Everglades City

This presentation explores the rare combination of technology and tenacity that ultimately yielded the miracle of modern engineering known as the Tamiami Trail. An analysis of the machinery and materials employed as well as rarely-seen photos and firsthand accounts of the work will leave no doubt as to why the massive project was—at the time—compared […]

Race, Class, and Collier County in 2021: How and Why the Past Persists in Southwest Florida – Dr. Ted Thornhill

Collier Museum at Government Center 3331 Tamiami Trail E, Naples

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 […]

Community Conversations – Immigrant Community

Collier Museum at Government Center 3331 Tamiami Trail E, Naples

 Collier County Museums is proud to present Community Conversations. This new series invites various members of our community who are often “othered” to give voice to the injustices and obstacles they’ve experienced living in Collier County and what is needed to right these wrongs. In addition, the discussion will include how those who desire to […]