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.

May 27, 2015
Marquis de Lafayette and l’Hermione played a major role in the birth of the United States: at age of 20, at his own expense, he joined the American Insurgents. Lafayette was given the rank of Ma... Read More >
June 10, 2015
Spanish ships have been navigating Florida’s waters for more than 500 years. This talk will highlight the evidence underwater archaeologists have un-covered over the years about failed colonies,... Read More >
June 24, 2015
Ever wonder how some of our local places got their names? Who is Gordon Pass named after?  How about Doctors Pass? What about Tigertail Beach? Join us in taking a peek at the interesting history ... Read More >
July 8, 2015
In the late 18th and early 19th century, creole communities of Cuban and "Spanish Indian" fishermen flourished along Florida's southwest coast. Who were these people and how did they liv... Read More >
July 22, 2015
Southwest Florida has been hit by several damaging hurricanes over the years including Hurricane Donna in 1960. Learn more about these destructive forces of nature and how they have shaped our local h... Read More >