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Naples Depot Museum

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1051 5th Ave S
Naples, FL 34102 United States
(239) 252-8419

February 2020

Old Timer’s Reunion

February 22 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Naples Depot Museum, 1051 5th Ave S
Naples, FL 34102 United States
Free
Historic photo of men standing on sidewalk in front of unidentified building

You’re invited to the Naples Depot Museum for a family reunion. Original African-American residents of Copeland, Dupont, McDonald’s Quarters, and the Saw Mill Quarters are invited to fellowship with each other, tell their stories, and share photos and documents. The museum will record the stories and scan documents for our archives.  Digital copies of the scans will be provided. Light fare and refreshments will be provided courtesy of Friends of the Collier County Museums.

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March 2020

Lecture: Vincent Keeys – A People Mover System at the Turn of the 20th Century

March 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Naples Depot Museum, 1051 5th Ave S
Naples, FL 34102 United States
Free

After graduating from the oldest African American institution of higher learning, Cheney University of Pennsylvania, Vincent Keeys started with The Budd Company in 1977. Keeys, like many African Americans, saw the railroad as the best alternative to escape either agriculture or domestic service. The railroads were the most important industry for African American job opportunities. Join Keeys for a look at some luxurious trains made by George Pullman, The Budd Company and Bombardier passenger railcars–cars that were moving pioneers across…

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