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Marco Island Historical Society “Florida Talks” — Cori Convertito: Key West Hand Print Fabrics: An Island Industry

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

In 1961, two friends from Broadway visited Key West. Peter Pell and Jim Russell fell in love with their surroundings: brightly-colored flowers, exotic fruits, and resplendent birds. Residents urged them to open a silk-screening factory, which became Key West Hand Print Fabrics. The company began printing and selling textiles to visitors and hired an artists […]

Prosecco and Petit Fours Holiday Sale

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

Kick off your holiday season shopping at the Marco Island Historical Museum’s gift shop. Enjoy prosecco and petit four cakes while you shop.

Archaeology Works: Art for Scientists

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

Join us for a workshop on how to make scientific drawings. Archaeologist and Artist Malachi Fenn will share the history of scientific drawings and their value in fields like archaeology. They will also provide tips and tricks to making realistic drawings of objects and landscape using tools of the of trade. Artistic skill is not […]

A Pioneer Christmas: Holiday Decorations from the 1870s – 1920s

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

We are welcoming kids of all ages, 3 to 99, to explore how Marco Island’s pioneers celebrated their Christmas with decorations. Come help us string berries and popcorn, make citrus and pine bough door decorations, and citrus spice ball ornaments. We will be in the Pioneer Gallery every day between Christmas and New Year’s Eve.

Marco Island Historical Society “Florida Talks” — David Powell: Early Cuban Exiles:  Memories of Loss, Struggle and Rebirth

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

From 1959 to 1973, more than 600,000 Cuban exiles came to the US in two  waves and laid the foundation for the modern Cuban American community. Almost all arrived with only a few clothes and pocket money. Based on interviews with 54 persons about early Cuban exiles, this presentation tells how and why they left […]

Book Signing: “Lost and Found: Adventures of the Marco the Cat” by Austin Bell

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

Join us at the Marco Island Historical Museum while author and Curator of the Marco Island Historical Society, Austin Bell, reads his new children’s book, The Adventures of Marco the Cat. This story teaches children about the Key Marco Cat – how it was created, how it was found on Marco Island, and the adventures […]

Reception for “Clyde Butcher’s Cuba: The Natural Beauty”

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

Part of Collier County’s ¡Arte Viva! celebration, this exhibition will feature twenty–six photographic works by Clyde Butcher, a world-renowned photographer based in Ochopee, FL. The reception will begin in the Rose History Auditorium with a talk by Clyde Butcher. After, we will view the exhibit in the Sandlin Gallery of the Museum. Light refreshments and […]