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Totch Brown — Teller of Tales in the Ten Thousand Islands

Museum of the Everglades 105 Broadway Ave W, Everglades City

The life and legacy of local legend Loren "Totch" Brown will be discussed in this companion talk to the museum's current "Legendary Gladesmen" exhibit. Totch's many faceted career spanning everything from gator poaching to pot hauling will be discussed along with his colorful autobiography and the storytelling video series that made him an Everglades icon. […]

Waste Not, Want Not: Dehydrating

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

One of the ways pioneers kept food safe to eat without refrigeration was through dehydrating. Join us for demonstration of food dehydrating techniques and sample dried foodstuffs one may have found at the Ranch in the days of old.

Cowboy Coffee

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

Coffee has a history as deep and rich as its delightful brew. Roast beans and boil coffee like a pioneer while we explore the drink’s origins and importance to American history. Free coffee for anyone who cares to join us!

Opening Reception and Lecture for Abandoned Everglades

Naples Depot Museum 1051 5th Ave S, Naples, FL

We are celebrating the opening of the NDM's newest exhibit, Abandoned Vehicles of the Everglades. Light refreshments will be provided. Lecture begins at 6:00PM.

Henry Ford in Florida

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

Join the Collier Museum at Government Center for a talk by Brent Newman, Chief Curator at the Edison and Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers. He will be discussing Henry Ford and his time and activities in Florida. The automotive innovator purchased his Ft. Myers home, "the Mangoes," in 1916. Along with his friends Thomas […]

The Pirate of Panther Key and the Legend of Gasparilla

Museum of the Everglades 105 Broadway Ave W, Everglades City

Museum of the Everglades Manager Thomas Lockyear will dig deep into the history of hermit Juan Gomez and his long and storied life. Did he really live to be 122 years old? Did he sail with the pirate Gasparilla? Was he actually Gasparilla? Find out the answers to these questions and more, including the role […]

Waste Not, Want Not: Darn Socks

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

Without easy access to retails goods, pioneers needed to be resourceful and thrifty. This meant that clothing with holes or rips was mended not replaced. Today, “visible mending” is a decorative craft practiced with the purpose of reducing waste. Join in as we demonstrate techniques from yesterday and today that you can implement in your […]

Waste Not, Want Not: Laundry Day, Loads of Fun!

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

Before electricity wash day was certainly a chore, but many hands make light work! Join us for a hands-on experience toting water, scrubbing stains, and rub-a-dubbing laundry like a pioneer. You’re guaranteed to feel great satisfaction at the sight of brilliant linens flapping on the clothesline!

Research and Removal of Burmese Pythons in Southwestern Florida

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

Did you know that the largest Burmese python found in Florida was captured in Collier County this summer? The 215-pound snake was a member of an invasive species that is being captured and studied by the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. A wildlife biologist for the Conservancy will be discussing their python program. Established in 2013, […]

Exploring Ancient Pottery of Florida Workshop

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

Get your hands dirty at our pottery workshop! Explore the pottery styles of the ancient peoples of Florida and the ways that archeologists use and identify them. Everyone will get a chance to construct their own pottery masterpiece. Spots are limited and RSVP is required. For adults and children ages 12 and up.

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