Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Eagle Scout Completes Two Projects for MIHM




The Marco Island Historical Museum and Society are pleased to announce the completion of two projects by local Marco Island resident and Eagle Scout, Andrew Smith. “These projects not only benefit the Museum and Society, but also the greater community” stated Lisa Marciano, the Marco Island Historical Museum’s Manager.

The first project’s rationale consisted of constructing a brochure box for the Marco Island Historical Museum’s Native Plant Walk, which helps visitors identify the vegetation on the grounds of the museum.

The Marco Island Historical Museum boasts all indigenous Florida plants, and the plant walk guides visitors around the property to see the various types and uses for these plants. This specific project expands the learning experience from the Museum to the outside, creating an additional venue where the community can learn. The Marco Island Historical Museum has won the “Marco in Bloom” landscaping award from the City of Marco Island for the last two years in a row.

The second project Smith crafted was a display case that houses upcoming flyers, which hangs in the window of the Rose History Auditorium (RHA), notifying patrons about the upcoming events in the Museum and the RHA.

From beginning to end, the overall length of the two projects took around one year. Smith’s projects would not be possible without the help of Bill Lutz at Naples Lumber, Doug Brown and Don Behringer at Sunshine Ace Hardware, Inc. on Marco Island, and Jim Chute, Smith’s project coach at the Island Wood Shop.

For more information about the Marco Island Historical Museum, please contact the museum at 239-642-1440 or visit

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