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Third Thursday Lecture Series: The Skunk Ape, “South Florida’s Bigfoot”

Museum of the Everglades 105 Broadway Ave WEverglades City,

Just in time for Halloween, this presentation explores the cryptozoological mystery of the Everglades bogeyman known as the Skunk Ape. The roots of the Bigfoot/Yeti archetype in cultures around the world will be discussed  along with local Native American legends and historic sightings of this odiferous, swamp-dwelling furry humanoid. A Q&A session after the talk […]

Zoom In – Florida Keys or Bust! A History of Tourism with Cori Convertito

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

Cori Convertito, Curator and historian at the Key West Art & Historical Society, focuses on the development of the Florida Keys as a tourist destination. She walks through the islands’ history to discover why they maintain their allure for travelers. This is an online, Zoom lecture. To sign up visit Marco Island Historical Society's Upcoming […]

Waste Not Want Not: Canning

Immokalee Pioneer Museum at Roberts Ranch 1215 Roberts Ave, Immokalee, FL

Feeding a hungry family and ranch operation was quite the undertaking! Join us at Roberts Ranch to learn the food preservation methods that allowed early Florida pioneers to preserve their food and keep the cabinets stocked year-round! Max Capacity of 20 - Please reserve your seat by using the form below.

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Lecture: Tales of Southwest Florida: Archaeology of the Calusa

Collier Museum at Government Center 3331 Tamiami Trail E, Naples, FL

The Calusa were called “the fierce people” in part because they held off Spanish domination for almost 200 years, but is the nickname really warranted? Sara Ayers-Rigsby, from the Florida Public Archaeology Network, will talk about the engineering, trade, and power that made the Calusa a dominating force in Southwest Florida long before the Spanish […]

Third Thursday Lecture Series: Trading Posts of South Florida—Early Commerce on Florida’s Frontier

Museum of the Everglades 105 Broadway Ave WEverglades City,

In recognition of National Native American Heritage Month, this presentation will focus on the role of frontier trading posts in the development of relationships between the indigenous people of South Florida and white settlers who came to live in the region. The evolution of trade and commerce in frontier society—beginning at remote outposts accessible only […]

Calusa Pottery Workshop

Collier Museum at Government Center 3331 Tamiami Trail E, Naples, FL

Explore the pottery styles of the Calusa people and the ways that archeologists use and identify them. Everyone will get a chance to try constructing their own piece. Spots are limited and RSVP is required. For adults and children ages 12 and up. Limited to 20 people - please use the form below to reserve […]

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Pioneer Life Hacks

Immokalee Pioneer Museum at Roberts Ranch 1215 Roberts Ave, Immokalee, FL

Just because the pioneers thrived in Florida during the late Eighteenth Century does not mean they didn’t have tricks to make life easier! Do some of these lifehacks still work today? Join us at Roberts Ranch as we discuss and explore lifehacks from the past! Max capacity of 20 - please reserve your seat using […]

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Lecture: The History of Greeting Cards

Collier Museum at Government Center 3331 Tamiami Trail E, Naples, FL

Join Museum Manager Stephanie Long in this first of an upcoming series of lectures using items in our archives and collections to illuminate our history. This talk will focus on the festive history of greeting cards and our long-standing traditions of sending holiday goodwill. We’ll also be looking at historic examples of cards in ourcollections.