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Collier Museum at Government Center

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3331 Tamiami Trail E
Naples, FL 34112 United States
(239) 252-8476

September 2019

From Copeland to McDonald’s Quarters: African-American Communities in Collier County

September 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Collier Museum at Government Center, 3331 Tamiami Trail E
Naples, FL 34112 United States
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McDonalds Quarters exterior

African-Americans began arriving in Collier County as runaway slaves around the same time as the Seminoles. During times of segregation and Jim Crow, blacks were not allowed to own property and were only allowed to live in certain areas of town. Because of the laws and racism many of these communities suffered harsh conditions such as no indoor plumbing, unsafe living structures, and garbage and sewage in the streets. Yet, these communities thrived. In this lecture, Joy Murphy, Curator of…

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October 2019

Tony Mauriello – Why Native Plants

October 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Collier Museum at Government Center, 3331 Tamiami Trail E
Naples, FL 34112 United States
Free

People are becoming more aware and better educated about our environment. There seems to be a sincere desire to live in such a way that our impact on the environment is lessened. Perceptions about nature and beauty are changing, too. While a green lawn was once thought of as beautiful, natural landscapes are now valued for their biodiversity as well as their beauty. The importance of native plants in the local ecosystem will be discussed and information about resources for…

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November 2019

We Never Left: Jessica Osceola

November 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Collier Museum at Government Center, 3331 Tamiami Trail E
Naples, FL 34112 United States
Free

Jessica Osceola, Seminole Tribe of Florida, will discuss the figure in clay from the exhibit We Never Left: Artists of Southeast Indian Tribes and how it relates to identity and motherhood. The figure is stripped down to show vulnerability rather than cloak the emotions with clothing. Throughout the figure are many symbols that hint at culture, identity, status, and roles. Jessica draws from both her Seminole heritage and her upbringing as an American. This work is part of a bigger…

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December 2019

Conservation Collier Trails and Wildlife Viewing Opportunities

December 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Collier Museum at Government Center, 3331 Tamiami Trail E
Naples, FL 34112 United States
Free

Since 2003, the Conservation Collier program has acquired over 4200 acres of land within 20 preserves throughout the County.   This talk will feature Conservation Collier’s accessible preserves and trails, and give visitors an idea of where to go, how to get there and what they might see when at the preserves.   For more information about the program, call 239-252-2961 or email: ConservationCollier@colliercountyfl.gov Free admission. Limited seating, RSVP below or call (239) 252-8242.   EVENT RSVP

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