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Huey Howard & Family

Immokalee Pioneer Museum at Roberts Ranch 1215 Roberts Ave, Immokalee

Huey Howard & his family are well known pillars of the Immokalee community and have been for over 50 years. Together he and his late wife, Dorcas, along with some of his children built a successful cattle company while working as the labor manager for local farms and a teacher in Immokalee schools. Throughout her […]

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Old Timer’s Reunion

Naples Depot Museum 1051 5th Ave S, Naples

You’re invited to the Naples Depot Museum for a family reunion. Original African-American residents of Copeland, Dupont, McDonald’s Quarters, and the Saw Mill Quarters are invited to fellowship with each other, tell their stories, and share photos and documents. The museum will record the stories and scan documents for our archives.  Digital copies of the […]

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SOLD OUT: Homeschool Program: Black History Month

Collier Museum at Government Center 3331 Tamiami Trail E, Naples

Join the Collier County Museums for a homeschool program! Each one-hour program will focus on a specific topic of learning. This month, learning will focus on Black History Month. Limited seating, RSVP required. For additional information, please contact Joy Murphy, Curator of Education at 239-252-8242 or joy.murphy@colliercountyfl.gov.

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Mommy and Me at the Museum

Marco Island Historical Museum 180 S Heathwood Dr, Marco Island

Encourage your children to develop a love for museums while they learn, explore, and have fun! Activities will include story time, early math and literacy activities, and opportunities for children to confidently gain independence in a safe and loving environment. The class is 45 minutes long, and caregivers are expected to attend and participate. Classes […]

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Gallery Reception: Pineapples, Art, and Black History 

Marco Island Historical Museum 180 S Heathwood Dr, Marco Island

Come celebrate Black History Month by viewing glimpses of local African American history through the work of Paul Arsenault and the NAACP. This outdoor reception will provide food, drink, outdoor music, and a place to explore and discuss regional Black and agricultural history in Southwest Florida and the near Caribbean. Stop by to catch this […]

Lecture: Vincent Keeys – A People Mover System at the Turn of the 20th Century

Naples Depot Museum 1051 5th Ave S, Naples

After graduating from the oldest African American institution of higher learning, Cheney University of Pennsylvania, Vincent Keeys started with The Budd Company in 1977. Keeys, like many African Americans, saw the railroad as the best alternative to escape either agriculture or domestic service. The railroads were the most important industry for African American job opportunities. […]

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Preschool Program: Women’s History Month

Collier Museum at Government Center 3331 Tamiami Trail E, Naples

Join the Collier County Museums for a preschool program!  This free program is for 2-5-year-olds who have not yet entered kindergarten.  Each one-hour program will focus on learning and play, with a specific topic in mind. This month’s program will focus on Women’s History Month. Space is limited to 10 children per session, RSVP required. […]

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Mid-Month Movie Night – “Mega Python vs. Gatoroid” (2011)

Museum of the Everglades 105 Broadway Ave W, Everglades City

Join us for our Mid-Month Movie Night at Museum of the Everglades! Bring a lawn chair and enjoy a free movie and light refreshments sponsored by the Friends of the Museum of the Everglades. This month’s movie is “Mega Python vs. Gatoroid” (2011). Monster snakes battle a mutant alligator in the Everglades while rival scientists […]

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Dick Jay Farewell Party

Museum of the Everglades 105 Broadway Ave W, Everglades City

Friends of Museum of the Everglades and Collier County Museums invite you to join us bidding bon voyage and a fond farewell to local folk artist and longtime Everglades area resident Dick Jay – returning to his native Michigan at the end of the month. Dick Jay has spent several decades capturing and recording the […]

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