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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.

February 4, 2015
In the early days, cemeteries were often the only place enslaved African Americans could gather independently in groups. These sacred places became central in helping those communities maintain Africa... Read More >
February 18, 2015
Dr. Carter G. Woodson, the "Father of Black History", established Negro History Week in 1926 in what would become Black History Month.  Commemorated in February, the week expanded the b... Read More >
February 21, 2015
A Moroccan guide, Esteban De Dorantes, was one of the first enslaved Africans to explore Florida during the disastrous Narvaez expedition in 1528. Since that time, African Americans have played  ... Read More >
February 24 - 28, 2015
Immerse yourself in South Florida’s amazing River of Grass with this five-day offering of scientific talks, pioneer stories, photography displays and workshops, nature walks, canoe trips, and gu... 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 >
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 >