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Artist Talk: Skin Deep with Lorelei Matthews and Drew Osceola

Collier Museum at Government Center 3331 Tamiami Trail E, Naples

Lorelei Matthews and Drew Osceola will be discussing the creation of the Skin Deep: Contrasts in Seminole Culture exhibit. The exhibit captures how eight Seminole women articulate their own styles and identities through tattoos. The artist talk will be held at the Collier Museum of Government Center, but online attendance will be available. Seating is […]

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If These Walls Could Talk: The History of the Naples Depot

Naples Depot Museum 1051 5th Ave S, Naples

The Naples Depot has witnessed many changes in her 94 years of life—and has experienced many changes herself! Learn about the depot’s railroading origins, its role in the history of early Naples, and how it has adapted to maintain its position as a place of welcome for our community. Seating is limited at the museum […]

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Community Conversations – African American 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 […]

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Third Thursday Lecture Series – Art and Artists in Everglades City (and beyond)

Museum of the Everglades 105 Broadway Ave W, Everglades City

THIRD THURSDAY DOUBLE-HEADER! In observance of our annual History & Heritage Week, Museum of the Everglades will feature two talks on Thursday, February 18th: one at 10am and one at 2pm. We invited you to join us for both – in person (limited seating available due to Covid protocols) or online. Plenty of time for […]

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Third Thursday Lecture Series – Camille Brock Baumgartner

Museum of the Everglades 105 Broadway Ave W, Everglades City

THIRD THURSDAY DOUBLE-HEADER! In observance of our annual History & Heritage Week, Museum of the Everglades will feature two talks on Thursday, February 18th: one at 10am and one at 2pm. We invited you to join us for both – in person (limited seating available due to Covid protocols) or online. Plenty of time for […]

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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 […]

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CANCELLED Community Conversations – Women

Collier Museum at Government Center 3331 Tamiami Trail E, Naples

EVENT CANCELLED 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 […]

Encore Third Thursday Lecture Series – The History of Deep Lake

Museum of the Everglades 105 Broadway Ave W, Everglades City

Due to popular demand and social distancing restrictions, we are added a second presentation of the March "Third Thursday" lecture. 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, […]

Zoom Lecture: Golden Age of Tourism in Postwar Florida

Collier Museum at Government Center 3331 Tamiami Trail E, Naples

Dr. Tracy Revels, author of Sunshine Paradise: A History of Florida Tourism, will be joining us via Zoom to discuss the golden age of tourism in Florida after World War II. During the period from 1947 to the early 1970s, small amusement parks and exotic roadside attractions cropped up all over the state. Much like […]

Depot Lectures • 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 […]

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