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 17, 2016
In honor of Black History Month, this lecture will focus on the life and times of Eugene Bullard and Bessie Coleman, the first African American aviators in the United States. Program is by author and ... Read More >
Exhibition Opening Reception: “Isle of Capri….A Place in Time”
February 23, 2016
Artist Donald Sunshine captures the lush beauty of the Isle of Capri with this collection of watercolors. Donald is an award- winning architect, author and artist. This collection of art celebrates th... Read More >
March 2, 2016
Naples residents Robert and Carole Leher recently published the coffee table book, NAPLES BEACH HOMES: COTTAGES, CASTLES, AND THE FAMILIES THAT BUILT THEM. The book explores homes along Gulf Shore Bou... Read More >
Exhibition Opening Reception: :  “Bountiful and Beautiful, Paintings of Coastal Communities: The Everglades to Key West Connection”
March 5, 2016
Local Naples artist Paul Arsenault has been passionate about painting vibrant contemporary life in coastal communities for decades. This exhibit will launch a new collection that was inspired by the r... Read More >
March 9, 2016
Many inventions, events and people have contributed to the transformation of the role of women in America over the last 150 years. Meet important women as Emma Willard, Susan B. Anthony and Tommie Bar... Read More >
March 16, 2016
Underwater archaeologist Steve Koski will visit the Collier County Museum on Wednesday, March 16 at 7:00pm to talk about the Snake Island site in Sarasota County. Once connected to the mainland, the c... Read More >
March 23, 2016
Learn about Deaconess Harriett Bedell’s early life and her decision to become an Episcopal sister. This choice led her to many different missionary assignments throughout the United States over ... Read More >
27th Annual Old Florida Festival
November 19 - 20, 2016
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 >