Throughout the summer, the Museum of the Everglades is featuring artwork by local students. The colorful and talent-filled artwork in its many different mediums lights up the display cases in the front room as visitors enter the museum.
Located in the heart of Everglades City, only one block from City Hall, the Museum of the Everglades is run by the Collier County Museums, which encompasses the museums of Naples, Marco Island, Immokalee and EvergladesCity.
The well-maintained museum is free to visit, and is filled with information and exhibits on the vibrant history of the Calusa Indians, the era of the taming of the Everglades and the eventual creation of the Everglades National Park, among many other fascinating facts.
The history paired with the local artwork makes for a unique experience; one perceives a “then and now” feel for the area. The surprising part is that the love of nature, thehistory of the city and a feel for the Indian culture runs through the art of the students just as it does through the rest of the museum.
The Student Showcase will run through September and is certainly worth the short and beautiful trip to Everglades City.
The Museum of the Everglades is located at 105 Broadway Ave W, Everglades, Florida 34139. It is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 AM until 4 PM, call 239-695-0008 or visit www.evergladesmuseum.org or www.colliermuseums.com.