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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.

July 22, 2015
Southwest Florida has been hit by several damaging hurricanes over the years including Hurricane Donna in 1960. Learn more about these destructive forces of nature and how they have shaped our local h... Read More >
August 5, 2015
By the time Charles Goodnight and Nat Love were loping across America’s Wild West, Florida’s cattle culture was already centuries old.  Spaniards and Pioneers, rugged Cow Hunters and ... Read More >
August 19, 2015
Ever wonder how some of our local places got their names? Who is Gordon Pass named after?  How about Doctors Pass? What about Tigertail Beach? Join us in taking a peek at the interesting history ... Read More >
September 9, 2015
In 1943 the United States Army opened Naples Army Air Field (NAAF) to provide primary flight training for pilots. In addition, NAAF also was an auxiliary base for Buckingham Army Air Field (10 miles n... Read More >
September 23, 2015
South Florida has had a reputation for being a difficult place to traverse. When the Tamiami Trail completed in 1928, it was hailed as a great feat of engineering and fully opened southwest Florida fo... Read More >
National Museum Day
September 26, 2015
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 >
October 7, 2015
The Calusa were among the most powerful, complex, and artistic Native Americans. If we try to imagine their world without plants, we quickly realize it would have been impossible without them. This le... Read More >
October 10, 2015
Please join us in celebrating International Archaeology Day at the Marco Island Historical Museum. Sift through Marco muck looking for archaeological treasures. Create your own unique Calusa mask, and... Read More >
October 21, 2015
This lecture examines various plants utilized by early Floridians as well as some of the “meatier” issues of early diet of South Florida. Learn how the wealth of natural resources in south... Read More >
USO Show
November 11, 2015
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 >