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Pioneer Pumpkin Palooza

Immokalee Pioneer Museum at Roberts Ranch 1215 Roberts Ave, Immokalee

Join us for a safe, social distanced, & free family friendly event! Visit the Immokalee Pioneer Museum at Roberts Ranch during Pioneer Pumpkin Palooza. Stay for the hay maze, the hidden pumpkin hunt, and search through history to take home a goodie bag! There will also be short family films on display in the museum […]

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MIFA’s Paints & Brushes & Beyond

Marco Island Historical Museum 180 S Heathwood Dr, Marco Island

Come support local artists and obtain beautiful artwork. The Marco Island Foundation for the Arts (MIFA) will have up to 20 local artists selling their original works under the eaves of the Museum. There will be paintings, ceramics, sculptures, fiber arts, glass, batik, and found objects art. Tents will be spread out around the grounds […]

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Heather Otis Presents: The Olds Diaries

Marco Island Historical Museum 180 S Heathwood Dr, Marco Island

As a part of the 'Zoom In' Series, Marco Island Historical Society hosts this online lecture with Heather Otis.  Heather will discuss the diaries of young pioneer Saloma Olds and the story they tell of everyday life for her family on Marco Island in the early 1900s. Go to: www.themihs.org and click on the "Upcoming […]

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Weeds & Seeds: A History of Dining in Southern Florida

Marco Island Historical Museum 180 S Heathwood Dr, Marco Island

Cattle, citrus, and many other common foods today were brought to Florida by the Spanish, so what were people eating before then? Join Florida Public Archaeology Network's Rachael Kangas as she explores what people would have had for dinner in Southwest Florida 2,000 years ago. Topics of environment, flora and fauna, archaeological research, and historical […]

Pre-School Program: Everyone Deserves Respect

Collier Museum at Government Center 3331 Tamiami Trail E, Naples

All people and cultures should be respected. Learning about different cultures helps children learn to respect, celebrate, and appreciate diversity. These programs will use age appropriate lessons to foster appreciation for diverse people and cultures. Space is limited. RSVP and masks required. All programs begin at 10:00 am on the second Wednesday of the month. […]

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

Museum of the Everglades 105 Broadway Ave W, Everglades 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 […]

Cowboys & Constellations

Immokalee Pioneer Museum at Roberts Ranch 1215 Roberts Ave, Immokalee

Before the days of movies and the internet, cowboys spent many nights by the fire looking at the stars above. Using only 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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Community Conversations – LGBTQ+ Community

Collier Museum at Government Center 3331 Tamiami Trail E, Naples

 Collier County Museums is proud to present Community Conversations. This new series invites various members of our community who are often “othered” to give voice to the injustices and obstacles they’ve experienced living in Collier County and what is needed to right these wrongs. In addition, the discussion will include how those who desire to […]

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Dr. Liz White Presents: Burrowing Owls of Marco Island

Marco Island Historical Museum 180 S Heathwood Dr, Marco Island

Marco Island is home to over 390 sites that the Florida Burrowing Owls call home and has the second largest urban population of burrowing owls in the state. Audubon Western Everglades Owl Watch Program monitors these sites each year during nesting season, which is generally the end February to end of May, but now monitors […]

Third Thursday Lecture Series – The Making of “Wind Across the Everglades”

Museum of the Everglades 105 Broadway Ave W, Everglades City

This presentation explores the stories behind and beyond the making of this classic film shot on location in Everglades City—and why the “dream team” of an Academy Award-winning screenwriter, director, and leading actor was ultimately a recipe for disaster. Rarely seen behind-the-scenes photos and anecdotes from the personal experiences of the principal actors will give […]

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