Museum Events

Special exhibitions, lecture programs and family-centered, living history events are offered throughout the year at each Museum facility and provide unique opportunities to learn more about the history and heritage of one of America's last great frontiers.

April 30, 2014
Medicinal plants have a long history of use and are still the most commonly used medicine in the world today. Come learn about medicinal plants used by Native Americans; these plants can be an interes... Read More >
May 4, 2014
Have you ever wondered how Armani, Prada, Gucci, and other Italian designers came to be the very symbols of class, elegance and sex appeal?   In an evening of live models, music, and film, a... Read More >
May 14, 2014
Artists of Deception: The Ghost Army of WWIIis on display at The Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida from April 1 – May 31, 2014.  Amy Snyder, Executive Director of... Read More >
May 28, 2014
Guest lecturer Melissa Timo of the Florida Public Archaeology Network examines the historic and prehistoric use and manipulation of the Caloosahatchee River and Lake Okeechobee by humans.  It als... Read More >
June 7, 2014
Celebrate the 70th Anniversary of D-Day, one of the most important events of the 20th century. There will be a ceremony honoring all those who fought on this historic day featuring guest speakers, ree... Read More >
June 11, 2014
Many legends remain about  the history of piracy on the  coast of Florida. This program will explain the local lore of pirates like Gasparilla and “Calico Jack” Rackam and the fa... Read More >
June 25, 2014
In the spring of 1895, archaeologist Frank Hamilton Cushing hired two men and a little fishing sloop to make a reconnaissance of some curious precolumbian findings brought to the attention of the Univ... Read More >
National Museum Day
September 27, 2014
Ready for an adventure? Enjoy a special day out with the family at the Naples Depot Museum, as guests of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum Day. Take a tour of Naples first passenger ... Read More >
USO Show
November 11, 2014
Naples' role as an Army Air Corps training base during World War II is remembered each November 11th at the Naples Depot Museum, following the city's Veterans Day ceremony. Although closed to ... Read More >