Friends of the Museum

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You can play an important part in helping to support and sponsor museum programs and activities by becoming a valued Friend of the Collier County Museum.

Collier County Museum

Since its founding in 1986, the Friends have taken a leadership role in assuring that the historic and archaeological resources of Collier County are responsibly cared for and preserved to enrich the lives of future generations of citizens. Essential to this goal is the organization's mission to provide a wide base of public support for the Collier County Museum and to encourage its development as a cultural and educational institution of excellence.

Operating as a 501-c(3) not-for-profit corporation and chartered under the laws of the State of Florida, the Friends were responsible for the relocation and expansion of the museum in 1987 and have actively continued the ongoing development of a five-acre historical park at the County Government Center in East Naples.

Over the years, our Friends have contributed funding, professional services and countless volunteer hours to aid with the restoration of historic buildings and artifacts, support family-centered educational and cultural programs, and steadily improve the quality of the museum's collections and exhibitions.

A remarkably successful innovation, the Children's Museum Express, assists Collier County's schools - public or private - by helping to underwrite transportation costs for an educational field trip to the museum.

Help us make history by becoming a Friend of the Museum today. For membership information, please call (239) 252-8477 or write:

Friends of the Collier County Museum
P.O. Box 2181
Naples, FL 34106-2181

Your annual membership helps support:

  • Family and school educational programs
  • Funding for the Children's Museum Express
  • Living history events
  • Historic preservation and research projects
  • New acquisitions for the museum collections
  • Permanent and traveling exhibitions
  • Native garden upkeep
  • Adult lecture series


  • The personal satisfaction of helping to preserve the history and heritage of our community
  • Discounted admission to the Old Florida Festival and all museum events
  • Special preview invitations to museum exhibit openings, events and special programs throughout the year
  • A 10% discount at the museum's gift store
  • A monthly emailed newsletter to keep you updated on all museum happenings

The museum's gift store is operated by the Friends of the Collier County Museum and carries a wide selection of books, postcards, hats, shirts and gift items.

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