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94th Anniversary of the Tamiami Trail Celebration / Museum Birthday Party

Museum of the Everglades 105 Broadway Ave W, Everglades City

This annual celebration of the completion of the iconic Tamiami Trail features Laundry Cart Races in front of the museum, live music, and hot dogs and birthday cake (the Museum of the Everglades officially opened on the 70th anniversary so it is considered the museum’s “birthday”) served at the museum.

Third Thursday Lecture — The Other Side of “Progress:” The Tamiami Trail’s Dark Legacy

Museum of the Everglades 105 Broadway Ave W, Everglades City

Although the construction of a highway across the Everglades in the mid-1920s is still celebrated as a miracle of modern engineering, the devastating effects this edifice would have on both the ecosystems of the Everglades and the culture of the region’s indigenous people is often overlooked. This day-before-Earth-Day presentation will explore the unfortunate effects of […]

Grapefruit Gala

Museum of the Everglades 105 Broadway Ave W, Everglades City

A whimsical, Everglades-style country dance with live music, celebrating the region’s rich history and grapefruit-growing roots. Come as you are and sample some delicious Florida citrus, hear a tall tale or two, and dance away your cares at this Gala in the 'Glades, where Collier County began. Representatives from the Collier Fruit Growers organization will […]

Third Thursday Lecture – Growing in the Glades: An Agricultural History of Everglades City

Museum of the Everglades 105 Broadway Ave W, Everglades City

While many early settlers were attracted by the area’s diverse and plentiful fish and game, it was the extraordinarily fertile soil that caused them to stay. Squash, pumpkins, and cucumbers gave way to sugarcane and tomatoes — crops still grown throughout the region. Pioneer farms supplying soldiers in the Civil War would eventually grow into […]

Third Thursday Lecture – Evolution Of The Airboat

Museum of the Everglades 105 Broadway Ave W, Everglades City

The airboat has become an iconic symbol of the Everglades, and this presentation will trace the history of these unique watercrafts from their earliest, experimental incarnations through the modern mega-boats of today seating twenty or more thrill-seeking tourists. The many uses of these fast-moving swamp-ready vehicles will be discussed in depth, with examples ranging from […]

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History & Heritage Days at the Everglades Seafood Festival

Museum of the Everglades 105 Broadway Ave W, Everglades City

The event previously known as the EVERGLADES EXPO will meld with Everglades City’s annual Seafood Festival, restoring a history and heritage element to the town’s signature event that draws thousands of visitors every year. All five Collier County Museums will be represented, providing information about their region’s unique seafood history and more. Other groups dedicated […]

Recurring

History & Heritage Days at the Everglades Seafood Festival

Museum of the Everglades 105 Broadway Ave W, Everglades City

The event previously known as the EVERGLADES EXPO will meld with Everglades City’s annual Seafood Festival, restoring a history and heritage element to the town’s signature event that draws thousands of visitors every year. All five Collier County Museums will be represented, providing information about their region’s unique seafood history and more. Other groups dedicated […]

Recurring

History & Heritage Days at the Everglades Seafood Festival

Museum of the Everglades 105 Broadway Ave W, Everglades City

The event previously known as the EVERGLADES EXPO will meld with Everglades City’s annual Seafood Festival, restoring a history and heritage element to the town’s signature event that draws thousands of visitors every year. All five Collier County Museums will be represented, providing information about their region’s unique seafood history and more. Other groups dedicated […]

Movie Night Under the Stars: Gone Fishing

Museum of the Everglades 105 Broadway Ave W, Everglades City

Join us for an outdoor screening of Gone Fishing in the museum’s parking lot under the stars. Starring the unlikely comedic duo of Danny Glover and Joe Pesci, this fishing buddy film features lots of scenes shot in and around the Everglades City area. See how many locals you can spot and locations you can […]

Third Thursday Lecture — Welcome to Paradise

Museum of the Everglades 105 Broadway Ave W, Everglades City

Welcome to Paradise – Barron Collier’s Vision of Everglades City as an International Destination: What inspired a New York City advertising mogul to build a city – complete with neo-classical buildings, grand boulevards, and a European-style roundabout - in the middle of the Florida wilderness? What did he hope to achieve? The influence of Collier’s […]