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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 […]

Free

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 […]

Free

James Clark: Hidden History of Florida

Marco Island Historical Museum 180 S Heathwood Dr, Marco Island

Six out of ten Floridians come from outside Florida and know little of the state’s rich history. The Hidden History of Florida uses dozens of stories to tell the little-known facts of Florida history. It is a fast, fun fifty-minute journey through four hundred years of history with lots of images all based on the […]

Homeschool Program: Welcoming Diversity

Collier Museum at Government Center 3331 Tamiami Trail E, Naples

All people and cultures should be respected. Learning about different cultures help 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 mask required. All programs begin at 10:00 am. Please use the form below to RSVP. January […]

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Southwest Florida Jewish Pioneers Film Series: Gene Goodman—The Song Meister

Naples Depot Museum 1051 5th Ave S, Naples

Since 2010, The Jewish Historical Society of SWFL has been collecting and preserving the evidentiary trail of the emerging Jewish community of the region and its pioneering and notable individuals.  Join us for the premiere of the newest film of the Telly Award-winning Jewish Historical Society of SWFL's original documentary series: Gene Goodman –The Song […]

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Movies at the Museum – Wind Across the Everglades

Museum of the Everglades 105 Broadway Ave W, Everglades City

Enjoy this classic film (shot on location in Everglades City in 1957) outside, under the stars in the museum parking lot. Featuring a unique cast of characters that includes Burl Ives, Gypsy Rose Lee, and Christopher Plummer in his first starring role, “Wind Across the Everglades” tells the story of an Audubon Warden battling a […]

History on the Go

Naples Depot Museum 1051 5th Ave S, Naples

Take the fun of museums home with you at the Naples Depot Museum’s History on the Go! Join us at the Naples Depot for socially distanced activities and special displays, and then grab a themed to-go bag with hands-on activities you can do from the comfort of home! Taking place on the last Saturday of […]

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Forgotten Florida Teen Photo Contest Display

Immokalee Pioneer Museum at Roberts Ranch 1215 Roberts Ave, Immokalee

"Forgotten Florida: Photos from the Farm Security Administration" will be on display at Immokalee Pioneer Museum at Roberts Ranch from January 19th – April 19th. In the spirit of the FSA, Immokalee Pioneer Museum at Roberts Ranch is holding a contest to include photos in the exhibit that YOU take of your community. Submit a […]

Railroading’s Finest Hour

Naples Depot Museum 1051 5th Ave S, Naples

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 […]