Collier County, with its sandy beaches and warm winter weather, is known mainly as a vacation destination. Yet, if one takes the time to truly explore our county, they will find a treasure trove of history. Nineteenth century homes, a railroad depot from the Roaring Twenties, and an engineering marvel are just some of the sites and properties that have survived the passage of time and the inevitable allure of progress. While not every important site and structure has been preserved, this exhibition will highlight some of Collier County’s most important historic landmarks and the stories behind them.December 6, 2017, 2 PM: “Collier County’s Historic Archaeological Preservation Board” by board members Betsy Perdichizzi and Stuart Miller
The Historic/Archaeological Preservation Board serves as an advisory board to the Board of County Commissioners (BCC). The Preservation Board is vested with the power, authority, and jurisdiction to designate, regulate, and administer historical and
Collier County’s Historic
Places, curated by Collier
County Museum staff, is now
extended through January
27, 2018. The Naples Depot
Museum is located at 1051
5th Avenue S., Naples, Florida.
January 10, 2018, 2 PM: “Historic Places of Naples” by Lodge McKee
Mr. McKee is the president of South Florida Heritage, Inc. the local organization that saved the Naples Depot in 1975- 76. A longtime Naples resident and local history aficionado, his tales of places and times gone by are sure to delight.
Reservations are encouraged, as limited seating is available. Please RSVP online at www.CollierMuseums.com.Set in Naples’ first passenger train station, the restored Naples Depot Museum takes visitors back to Florida’s railroading heydays of the Roaring Twenties and tells how technology and transportation helped Naples grow from a village of 300 souls to today’s glittering Gulf Coast resort.
For more information about the Naples Depot Museum’s Sites & Scenes: Collier County’s Historic Places, please contact the museum at 239-262-6525 or visit www.colliermuseums.com/exhibits.