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.

August 24, 2016
Dr. Cyrus R. Teed's utopian community of 200 followers relocated from New York to Florida in 1894. Dr. Teed took the name 'Koresh,' the Hebrew translation for Cyrus, meaning shepherd. The ... Read More >
Event: Pokémon Lure Party (Immokalee)
August 27, 2016
Beginning July 30, come explore all five Collier County Museums while hunting elusive Pokémon. Each museum branch will provide lure modules from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. along with other Pokémo... Read More >
September 7, 2016
Did you know that Collier County use to be a part of Lee and Monroe County? Jim Powers, Research Historian for the Southwest Florida Museum of History, will show us how Collier County looked... Read More >
September 21, 2016
The mission of the SW Florida Military History Museum is to honor our nation's soldiers, preserve military history and to educate future generations the true meaning of military service and sacrif... Read More >
Museum Day Live!
September 24, 2016
Ready for an adventure? Enjoy a special day out with the family at the Naples Depot Museum, as guests of the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum Day Live. Take a tour of Naples first passenger trai... Read More >
October 12, 2016
Rey Becerra was born in Pretoria (South Africa) in 1964. At the age of 3 he immigrated to Cuba with his parents and resided there for 20 years. Rey studied Biology in Cuba, and in 1986 he immigrated t... Read More >
October 26, 2016
Did you know that there is a Holocaust museum in Naples? The unique origin of the Museum was a Naples, Florida middle school classroom exhibit created by students and teachers studying the Holocaust. ... Read More >
Event: USO Show
November 11, 2016
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 >
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 >
December 7, 2016
This presentation will showcase the Naples Historical Society’s boldest project, the Naples Historic District Preservation Initiative. Elaine Reed, President of  Naples Historical Society, ... Read More >