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Collections Talk: The Olds Diaries

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

Join MIHS Collections Manager Heather Otis as she brings one of the historical society’s most treasured collections out of the vault and into the gallery!  Delve into the diaries, correspondence, and photographs of young pioneer Saloma Olds with Heather and uncover the story they tell of everyday life for Saloma’s family on Marco Island in […]

School’s Out, Museums are IN Saturdays: Florida Critters

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

Every Saturday from June 5 to August 7 one museum will host a free event featuring crafts, take home activities, special displays, or scavenger hunts that will focus on the themes of inventions and nature! School’s Out, Museums are IN Saturdays are great for kids of all ages, but especially for kids age 6-12. All […]

School’s Out, Museums are IN for Teens: Engineering the Everglades

Museum of the Everglades 105 Broadway Ave WEverglades City,

Our teen program, taking place in July and the first week of August, is perfect for your teen who enjoys one-of-a-kind, enriching experiences! Each program incorporates a historic subject and STEM principles, creating a well-rounded and unique lesson about different parts of our region’s history! The subjects will vary as the teen program rotates through […]

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Author Talk: “The Swamp Peddlers” with Jason Vuic

Take part in this lecture by historian and writer, Jason Vuic, either from the comfort of your own home via Zoom or live in Rose History Auditorium. Jason will dive into his latest book, The Swamp Peddlers, and “how lot sellers, land scammers, and retirees built modern Florida and transformed the American Dream.” This raucous tale of the […]

Lecture: The Case of the Curious Cat Casting

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

Join Marco Island Historical Society (MIHS) Curator of Collections Austin Bell in unraveling the mystery of a beautiful but baffling bronze casting of the Key Marco Cat. The casting, acquired by the MIHS in 2014 and currently on exhibit at the Marco Island Historical Museum, purportedly belonged to anthropologist Frank Hamilton Cushing’s daughter. The only […]

Railroading’s Finest Hour

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

Take a step back in time to railroading’s finest hour at the historic Naples Depot, where you will be immersed in the heyday of glamorous rail travel, with a glimpse of the hard work and ingenuity it took to make it that way. Learn how the arrival of the train to Naples and the technology […]

Cowboys & Constellations

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

Before the days of movies and the internet, cowboys spent many nights by the fire looking at the stars above. From the stars these cowboys could navigate, tell time, and entertain themselves with the legends of the constellations. Join us monthly at the Immokalee Pioneer Museum as we explore major constellations and share tips to […]

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School’s Out, Museums are IN Saturdays: Florida Fishin’

Museum of the Everglades 105 Broadway Ave WEverglades City,

Every Saturday from June 5 to August 7 one museum will host a free event featuring crafts, take home activities, special displays, or scavenger hunts that will focus on the themes of inventions and nature! School’s Out, Museums are IN Saturdays are great for kids of all ages, but especially for kids age 6-12. All […]

Stories of a Sportsmen’s Paradise: A Folk Art Experience

Museum of the Everglades 105 Broadway Ave WEverglades City,

Step back in time at the Museum of the Everglades, where you’ll hear rich stories of how the Ten Thousand Islands became a magnet for avid anglers and enthusiastic adventurers—including why Everglades City just might be the birthplace of the modern fishing lure. But this experience offers much more than fanciful fish tales. Step behind […]

History Harvest: Swamp Buggies

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

You’re invited to the Naples Depot Museum to share your history! Collier County’s signature past time is celebrating over 72 years of history! The first Swamp Buggy race was officially held on November 12, 1949 and quickly became a popular attraction for the region. Join us in telling your swamp buggy stories, share photos and […]