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.

March 4, 2015
In an era of rising sea levels, changing environments, and increasing popula-tions, Florida's Archaic People tested out and adapted to new technologies and new ways of life. Learn about area sites... Read More >
26th Annual Old Florida Festival
March 7 - 8, 2015
Time travel back over 10,000 years of South Florida history at one of the largest and most popular living history gatherings in the state. This two-day festival features over 90 historical reenactors,... Read More >
March 17, 2015
Narrated by actress Kelly McGillis this 1995 Sundance Film nominated movie traces the history of Irish immigration to the United States, following the stories of several families and their journeys to... Read More >
March 18, 2015
Women’s Suffrage leader Susan B. Anthony once noted “bicycling had done more to emancipate women than anyone thing in the world.” Many inventions, events and people have contributed ... Read More >
March 19, 2015
This special lecture will cover the documentary and archaeological evidence of our area’s first residents. This lecture is in conjunction with the Museum’s “A Look into the World of ... Read More >
Antique Auto Show
March 21, 2015
For all its railroad glory, the Naples Depot is also home to one of the area’s largest and most impressive antique auto shows. Considered essential viewing for collectors and classic car buffs, ... Read More >
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 >