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Museum of the Everglades

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105 Broadway Ave W
Everglades City, 34139 United States
(239) 252-5026

August 2019

Homeschool Program: Invasive Species of the Everglades

August 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Museum of the Everglades, 105 Broadway Ave W
Everglades City, 34139 United States
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Learners will create a diagram demonstrating the ecological cycle of the Everglades. Diagrams will be used to teach students how the introduction of invasive plants and animals disrupt the Everglades ecosystem. Space is limited, RSVP required. For more information, contact Joy Murphy, Curator of Education at 239-252-8242 or joy.murphy@colliercountyfl.gov.   EVENT RSVP

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September 2019

Preschool Program: Invasive Species of the Everglades (Part II)

September 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Museum of the Everglades, 105 Broadway Ave W
Everglades City, 34139 United States
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Join the Museum of the Everglades for a preschool program!  This free program is for 2-5-year-olds who have not yet entered kindergarten.  Each one-hour program will focus on learning and play, with a specific topic in mind. This month’s program will focus on invasive species of the Everglades. Learn from staff from Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Space is limited to 10 children per session, RSVP required. Please note: this is not a “drop off” program. Please plan to…

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Third Thursday Lecture Series: Florida Pirates – Fact & Fiction

September 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Museum of the Everglades, 105 Broadway Ave W
Everglades City, 34139 United States
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1950 Pirate Map

Join us at the Museum of the Everglades every month for our Third Thursday lecture series. Presented by museum staff or local authority, these lectures will explore the lesser known and often-overlooked areas of our region's past. Every lecture is free, begins at 2 pm and will include an opportunity for questions and discussion.

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Homeschool Program: Invasive Species of the Everglades (Part II)

September 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Museum of the Everglades, 105 Broadway Ave W
Everglades City, 34139 United States
Free
Children in exhibit gallery

Join the Collier County Museums for a homeschool program! Each one-hour program will focus on a specific topic of learning. This month, learners will create an Everglades removal plan to restore the native ecosystem. Presentation by Fish and Wildlife Conservation. Limited seating, RSVP required. For additional information, please contact Joy Murphy, Curator of Education at 239-252-8242 or joy.murphy@colliercountyfl.gov.   EVENT RSVP

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October 2019

Third Thursday Lecture Series: From Collier Laundry to Collier Museum

October 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Museum of the Everglades, 105 Broadway Ave W
Everglades City, 34139 United States
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Everglades Laundry Historic Photo

The building that is currently the home of Museum of the Everglades began its life as a commercial laundry and dry cleaner. Barron Collier was determined to provide all modern conveniences for the people living and working in what was then the company town of Everglades. The laundry not only washed the swamp mud soiled clothing of the men working on construction of the Tamiami Trail, it handled cleaning the staff uniforms and bed linens for three Collier hotels from…

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November 2019

Third Thursday Lecture Series: The Calusa

November 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Museum of the Everglades, 105 Broadway Ave W
Everglades City, 34139 United States
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November is Native American History Month. While the visit of the Key Marco Cat artifact on loan from the Smithsonian has been grabbing all the headlines, many people don’t realize the Calusa weren’t just on Marco Island. Their culture dominated South Florida for over a thousand years. The Calusa’s proximity and connection to the sea had a profound influence on what food they ate and how they made everything from tools and weapons to cooking utensils. Come with us to…

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December 2019

Third Thursday Lecture Series: The Deaconess Harriet Bedell

December 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Museum of the Everglades, 105 Broadway Ave W
Everglades City, 34139 United States
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Deaconess Bedell Christmas Message bw

Deaconess Harriet Bedell, an Episcopalian missionary, who had lived and worked with the Cheyenne in Oklahoma and the Gwich'in of Alaska, came to the Everglades in 1932 in hopes of converting the Seminole Tribe. She established the Glades Cross Mission and helped to develop a commercial market for local native handicrafts and clothing, encouraging the Seminole and Miccosukee to focus on traditional designs and styles rather than those of western tribes the public had come to expect from cowboy films.…

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January 2020

Third Thursday Lecture Series: Florida Folk Art – An Everglades Tradition

January 16, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Museum of the Everglades, 105 Broadway Ave W
Everglades City, 34139 United States
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Join us at the Museum of the Everglades every month for our Third Thursday lecture series. Presented by museum staff or local authority, these lectures will explore the lesser known and often-overlooked areas of our region's past. Every lecture is free, begins at 2 pm and will include an opportunity for questions and discussion.

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