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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 […]

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, […]

Rudolph Was a Radical: Holiday Films as Social Commentary

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

Museums Director Amanda Townsend will be exploring some of our favorite holiday TV shows and movies. Not just feel-good stories, these films reflect many of the social concerns of the times in which they were made. Join us for an exploration of the social commentary offered through these beloved and timely classics.