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Marco Island Historical Museum

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180 S Heathwood Dr
Marco Island, FL 34145 United States
(239) 252-1440

June 2017

Opening Reception: “What’s Old Is Not Forgotten”

June 7, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Marco Island Historical Museum, 180 S Heathwood Dr
Marco Island, FL 34145 United States
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The Marco Island Historical Museum is pleased to present “What’s Old Is Not Forgotten” by the Naples Digital Photography Club. “What’s Old Is Not Forgotten” will be on display from Tuesday, June 6, to Saturday, Aug. 26, at the Marco Island Historical Museum, 180 South Heathwood Drive, Marco Island, Florida 34145. “What’s Old Is Not Forgotten” is comprised completely of images captured within Collier County by local photographers.   Free opening reception sponsored by the Marco Island Historical Society.

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November 2017

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Reception: Florida Artists Group, Inc Juried Exhibition

November 2, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Marco Island Historical Museum, 180 S Heathwood Dr
Marco Island, FL 34145 United States
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Join us for a FREE reception for a new exhibit "Florida Artists Group, Inc Juried Exhibition" at Marco Island Historical Museum. “Florida Artists Group, Inc. Juried Exhibition” features Southwest Florida artists whose work has attained national or state-wide recognition. The works included in this particular show range from acrylic paintings, etchings, mixed media to sculptures. “We hope this exhibit inspires a deeper understanding of our cultural heritage by some of Southwest Florida’s premiere artists,” said Museum Manager Jennifer Perry. FLAG was…

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December 2017

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Pirate Day

December 9, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Marco Island Historical Museum, 180 S Heathwood Dr
Marco Island, FL 34145 United States
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Ready to set sail on the high seas? Come dressed as your favorite swashbuckler and enjoy a fun-filled day out with the family at the Marco Island Historical Museum, at the 5th Annual Pirate Day!   Pirate Day features family-friendly activities including Pirate-themed arts and crafts, face painting, treasure hunts, and more! Pirate Day will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m on December 9, 2017. Admission is free. Sponsored in part by the Marco Island Historical Society. For…

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January 2018

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Pineapple Day

January 13, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Marco Island Historical Museum, 180 S Heathwood Dr
Marco Island, FL 34145 United States
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Join us for the 1st Annual Pineapple Day at Marco Island Historical Museum!Explore Marco Island's long, rich history of farming pineapples and shipping them as a nationwide supplier. Museum Curator Austin Bell will be on site to answer any Marco Island history questions and sign books, the Collier Fruit Growers will give growing tips and perform demonstrations, there will be tasty pineapple treats to enjoy, and there will be activities especially for kids! FREE ADMISSION!

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February 2018

Artist Talk: Paul Arsenault

February 9, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Marco Island Historical Museum, 180 S Heathwood Dr
Marco Island, FL 34145 United States
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Come join us at the Marco Island Historical Museum to hear from Paul Arsenault, the featured artist in the Sandlin Traveling Gallery!  Paul will present the inspiration behind the creation of his maritime exhibit titled “Coastal Trade:  Bounty, Booty, and Boats of the Gulf and Glades from Naples to Key West.”  He will explain why he chose to paint the sites of choice, a little bit of personal history behind each, and some insight on items displayed from his personal collection. …

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July 2018

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Family Day: Pioneer Fruits

July 28, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Marco Island Historical Museum, 180 S Heathwood Dr
Marco Island, FL 34145 United States
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Learn about some of the fruits brought to Marco Island by pioneer families and learn how to plant your own fruit tree.  Take a tour of the museum, enjoy story time with your little one, and play a game of then and now! Free Admission! ~Seed planting and information on cultivating plants provided by Master Gardeners~ ~Storytime for the little ones~ ~A Native Plant tour~ ~Guided tours of the museum~ ~Retro check-out (a price guessing game) with prizes~ ~Food by…

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January 2019

“The Return” Public Grand Opening of the Key Marco Cat

January 26, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Marco Island Historical Museum, 180 S Heathwood Dr
Marco Island, FL 34145 United States
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Collier County Museums and the Marco Island Historical Society are pleased to present on loan the world-famous Key Marco Cat and other rare Pre-Columbian Native American artifacts discovered on Marco Island, Florida in 1896. Several of the most significant Key Marco artifacts will be brought together on Marco Island for the first time since their discovery by anthropologist Frank Hamilton Cushing more than 100 years ago. The exhibit will be at the Marco Island Historical Museum from January 2019 to…

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February 2019

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Pineapple Day

February 23, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Marco Island Historical Museum, 180 S Heathwood Dr
Marco Island, FL 34145 United States
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Join us for the 2nd Annual Pineapple Day at Marco Island Historical Museum! Explore Marco Island's long, rich history of farming pineapples and shipping them as a nationwide supplier at the turn of the century. Join us as we celebrate and honor the innovative spirit and hospitality of our pioneer families of Southern Collier County. Come discover all things pineapple like: growing tips and fruit demonstrations, tasty pineapple treats to sample, activities especially for kids and experts on hand to…

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March 2019

An Everglades Affair Exhibit by Joann Sanborn

Exhibit Reception: An Everglades Affair

March 6, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Marco Island Historical Museum, 180 S Heathwood Dr
Marco Island, FL 34145 United States
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Join us for a free exhibit reception for An Everglades Affair, featuring works from local artist Jo-Ann Sanborn!   About the Exhibit This exhibit features artwork by local artist Jo-Ann Sanborn. Jo-Ann finds inspiration from local ecosystems and specifically, views of the Everglades. The paintings seen during this exhibit were completed with this showing in mind. More on Jo-Ann’s preparations for this show can be found on her website, where she is posting video-blogs on her progress: joannsanborn.com. On her website, Jo-Ann…

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Gallery Talk: Jo-Ann Sanborn

March 21, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Marco Island Historical Museum, 180 S Heathwood Dr
Marco Island, FL 34145 United States
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Join us for a free Gallery talk with Jo-Ann Sanborn, creator of the exhibit An Everglades Affair, on display at the Marco Island Historical Museum!   About the Exhibit This exhibit features artwork by local artist Jo-Ann Sanborn. Jo-Ann finds inspiration from local ecosystems and specifically, views of the Everglades. The paintings seen during this exhibit were completed with this showing in mind. More on Jo-Ann’s preparations for this show can be found on her website, where she is posting video-blogs…

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June 2019

School’s Out, Museums are IN!

June 11, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Marco Island Historical Museum, 180 S Heathwood Dr
Marco Island, FL 34145 United States
Free
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Join us at Marco Island Historical Museum for a free kids activity!   School may be ending in Southwest Florida, but that doesn't mean learning and exploring has to end! This summer, Collier County Museums are proud to present a host of free events and activities for children and their families. Five museum locations, all with free admission (and air conditioning!), are ready to entertain and educate children and families in June and extending through September.

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Pirate Day

June 21, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Marco Island Historical Museum, 180 S Heathwood Dr
Marco Island, FL 34145 United States
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Ready to set sail on the high seas? Come dressed as your favorite swashbuckler and enjoy a fun-filled day out with the family at the Marco Island Historical Museum, at the 6th Annual Pirate Day!   Pirate Day features family-friendly activities including Pirate-themed arts and crafts, face painting, treasure hunts, and more! Sponsored in part by the Marco Island Historical Society. For more information, contact the Museum at (239) 252-1440.   Free Admission!

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July 2019

School’s Out, Museums are IN!

July 16, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Marco Island Historical Museum, 180 S Heathwood Dr
Marco Island, FL 34145 United States
Free
Children in exhibit gallery

Join us at Marco Island Historical Museum for a free kids activity!   School may be ending in Southwest Florida, but that doesn't mean learning and exploring has to end! This summer, Collier County Museums are proud to present a host of free events and activities for children and their families. Five museum locations, all with free admission (and air conditioning!), are ready to entertain and educate children and families in June and extending through September.

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October 2019

Mommy and Me at the Museum

October 25, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Marco Island Historical Museum, 180 S Heathwood Dr
Marco Island, FL 34145 United States
Free
Children in Activity Corner

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 are intended for preschool, ages 2-5. This month's topic is Halloween & the Art of Making Calusa Masks EVENT RSVP

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November 2019

Mommy and Me at the Museum

November 22, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Marco Island Historical Museum, 180 S Heathwood Dr
Marco Island, FL 34145 United States
Free
Children in Activity Corner

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 are intended for preschool, ages 2-5. This month's topic is Thanksgiving and What the Pioneers Ate for Dinner   EVENT RSVP

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December 2019

CANCELED: Mommy and Me at the Museum

December 20, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Marco Island Historical Museum, 180 S Heathwood Dr
Marco Island, FL 34145 United States
Free
Children in Activity Corner

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 are intended for preschool, ages 2-5. This month's topic is Holidays & How Southwest Florida Celebrates

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January 2020

MS Conceptions Panel Discussion and Exhibit Reception

January 9 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Marco Island Historical Museum, 180 S Heathwood Dr
Marco Island, FL 34145 United States
Free
The Perfect Balance, NAWA Exhibit

Join the Marco Island Historical Museum for an artists' panel discussion, followed by an exhibit reception for MS Conceptions, on display through January 30, 2020. Panel Discussion: 3:00-4:30 PM, Reception to immediately follow. About the Exhibit This exhibit includes select works of art from members of the Florida Chapter of the National Association of Women Artists (NAWA). The exhibit will be juried and judged by respected gallerist Joseph Panarelli of Quidley and Company, Naples, Boston, Nantucket, and Westport. The National…

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Mommy and Me at the Museum

January 31 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Marco Island Historical Museum, 180 S Heathwood Dr
Marco Island, FL 34145 United States
Free
Children in Activity Corner

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 are intended for preschool, ages 2-5. This month's topic is Mid-Century Art and Color   EVENT RSVP

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February 2020

Mommy and Me at the Museum

February 28 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Marco Island Historical Museum, 180 S Heathwood Dr
Marco Island, FL 34145 United States
Free
Children in Activity Corner

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 are intended for preschool, ages 2-5. This month's topic is Celebrate Black History Month   EVENT RSVP

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Gallery Reception: Pineapples, Art, and Black History 

February 28 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Marco Island Historical Museum, 180 S Heathwood Dr
Marco Island, FL 34145 United States

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 month-long exhibit before it closes!

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October 2020

Bob McConville Presents: Dolphins of Marco Island

October 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Marco Island Historical Museum, 180 S Heathwood Dr
Marco Island, FL 34145 United States
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MIHS "Zoom In" Series Presents Bob McConville "The Dolphins of Marco Island" October 28th, 2020 at 2pm. Naturalist Bob McConville delights and informs!

As a part of the ‘Zoom In’ Series, Marco Island Historical Society hosts this online lecture with Bob McConville. September is the Fall birthing season for bottlenose females and Bob will be here to introduce the newest members to that community. Go to: www.themihs.org and click on the “Upcoming Zoom In Series” tab under "Happenings" to sign up for this online lecture. Free!

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