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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.

April 1, 2015
The first two weeks of April 1865 saw the end of the conflict which nearly tore our nation apart and the assassination of President Lincoln which took place 150 years ago. There have been few periods ... Read More >
April 7, 2015
"Floridians at Work: A History through Images & Words” by Dr. Gary Mormino, explores the myriad ways and customs of working Floridians. From perhaps the worst job in modern Florida (the... Read More >
April 7, 2015
“The Way We Worked,” adapted from an original exhibition developed by the National Archives and Records Administration, explores how work has become a central element in American culture. ... Read More >
April 15, 2015
A self-made millionaire by the age of 26, Barron Collier invested much of his personal fortune into the development of Southwest Florida. Learn more about Collier County’s namesake, his life and... Read More >
April 21, 2015
In 1928 the opening of the Tamiami Trail (US 41) changed the face of South Florida for generations to come. The construction of the road was a feat likened to the construction of the Panama Canal. Tod... Read More >
Event: Tamiami Trail Celebration
April 25, 2015
The Tamiami Trail is no ordinary road. Finished in 1928, the narrow strip of highway cut across one of the most inaccessible and remote parts of the country and joined Florida’s east and we... Read More >
April 28, 2015
Join Patty Huff, local historian and Friends of the Museum of the Everglades Board Member, to explore how life was so challenging in the Everglades area for early pioneers– from fishing, trading... Read More >
April 29, 2015
America entered World War I in April of 1917. Throughout the summer and fall of 1917, the U.S. Army selected sites, constructed air fields, and sent pilots to 23 facilities throughout the United State... Read More >