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MIFA’s Love the Arts Festival

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

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 on the museum’s grounds. There will be paintings, ceramics, sculptures, jewelry, and found objects art. Musical accompaniment will be provided throughout the day. Proceeds of the event go […]

Marco Island Historical Society “Florida Talks” — Magdalena Lamarre: Southern Road to Freedom: Florida’s Underground Railroad

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

The nation’s first Underground Railroad was established in Florida in the late 17th century, servings as a beacon of freedom for runaway slaves from the American south. Existing before the better-known Northern Underground Railroad, enslaved Africans gained their freedom by escaping and earning asylum in Spanish Florida. This presentation focuses on Florida’s early history as […]

Calusa Coast: Family Fun Day

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

Marco Island Historical Museum joins two dozen museums and organizations sharing the story of the Calusa people and their indigenous relatives. At this location children will learn about the Calusa peoples’ creativity using shell tools with hands-on examples and opportunities to build their own. Activities will guide children through the history of the Calusa people […]

Marco Island Historical Society “Florida Talks” — Carrie Sue Ayvar: More than Orange Blossoms: Feisty, Fabulous Women of Florida

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

Though not always in the history books, the women who helped build, form, shape and develop this state of Florida certainly have inspired hope & possibility! A selection of stories about some of the strong, courageous women whose paths we follow will be shared with time for a Q & A and discussion. An internationally […]

Marco Island Historical Society “Florida Talks” — David Head: Pirates, Privateers and the Fall of Spain’s Empire: How Spanish American Independence Brought Florida to the United States

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

Over two hundred years ago, in the summer of 1817, a group of pirates and privateers invaded Amelia Island, Florida, a Spanish colony, in hopes of striking a blow for the Spanish American Revolutions. This presentation tells the stories of these revolutionary rogues and their leaders, how they planned to free Florida from Spanish rule, […]