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Tamiami Trail Anniversary Celebration / Museum Birthday Party

Museum of the Everglades 105 Broadway Ave W, Everglades City, United States

This combination celebration of the 76th Anniversary of the Completion of the Tamiami Trail and the “birthday” of Museum of the Everglades (opened on the 70th Anniversary of the Trail in 1998) is a fun-filled afternoon with live music, complimentary hot dogs, and the only laundry cart races in the country! Join us early for […]

War Stories — Profiles in Courage and Lesser-known facts about Everglades’ contributions our Country’s Armed Conflicts

Museum of the Everglades 105 Broadway Ave W, Everglades City, United States

Museum Manager Thomas Lockyear will share a collection of anecdotes and stories about Everglades residents who served in the U.S. Military and how local businesses contributed vital resources to our country's armed conflicts. The talk will also include profiles of hometown heroes like Peg & Totch Brown who were both Bronze Star recipients in WWII […]

Observing Juneteenth: More Black History of Everglades City

Museum of the Everglades 105 Broadway Ave W, Everglades City, United States

Museum Manager Thomas Lockyear will reprise his "Black History of Everglades City" talk on the day after Juneteenth - with the addition of new discoveries and expanded information. Mr. Lockyear will share the recently revealed story of one of the town earliest residents: a Civil War Veteran who served in the 34th Colored Infantry and […]

The Skunk Ape – Florida’s Favorite Cryptid

Museum of the Everglades 105 Broadway Ave W, Everglades City, United States

On July 8th, 2000, Ochopee resident Dave Shealy caught an ape-like bipedal humanoid with long brown fur - running through the sawgrass behind Trail Lakes Campground - on video. Since that time, the tape has been featured on everything from the Daily Show to National Geographic and the Smithsonian Channel. Over the years, the legend […]

Save Your Stuff: How to Protect Your Family’s Treasures from a Hurricane

Museum of the Everglades 105 Broadway Ave W, Everglades City, United States

The impact hurricanes like Irma and Ian have had are immeasurable, with the livelihood and infrastructure damage taking center stage in the aftermath. There is another kind of loss that occurs after a hurricane though, and that is the loss of beloved family treasures. Visit the Collier County Museums at the locations, dates and times […]

Hurricanes Happen: a Brief History of Tropical Storms and their Aftermath in the Everglades Area

Museum of the Everglades 105 Broadway Ave W, Everglades City, United States

 As we cruise into the heart of Florida’s “storm season”, Museum Manager Thomas Lockyear will explore the history of hurricanes that have impacted our area and how they have shaped the communities and culture of the region. Mr. Lockyear will also include a detailed account of his experiences with the restoration of the museum in […]