The Marco Island Historical Museum is featuring a few upcoming events that shouldn’t be missed. In a combined effort with the Marco Island Historical Society, new artwork and plenty of guest speakers and lectures make it easy to go back to the museum time and time again.
A new art exhibit will be on display from June 29 through August 30, entitled “Shorebirds and Birds of Prey.” Photographer Marie Adams captures birds in their natural environments – flight and landing, mating rituals, nest building, feeding their young, seasonal plumage and more. None of her photographs have been retouched or taken with a flash.
On Thursday, July 11, at 7 PM, a wine reception will be held for Adams. Free and open to the public, Adams will be on hand to discuss her passion for art and the beauty of Southwest Florida.
On July 9, the Marco Island Historical Society will be sponsoring a documentary and guest speaker in the Rose History Auditorium.
The documentary, entitled “Square Grouper,” discusses the marijuana trade throughout South Florida in both the Miami area and Everglades region during the 1970’s and 80’s.
Retired Collier County Sheriff, Dave Johnson, will give a presentation about his patrols through Marco, Everglades City and East Naples during the era of the “square grouper.”
The charge for the event is $3 for MIHS members and $5 for non-members.
For more information please contact the museum at 239-642-1440 or visit www.colliermuseums.com.