Tuesday, January 26, 2021

What’s Old is Not Forgotten


Horr House, Marco Island Submitted Photo

Horr House, Marco Island Submitted Photo

The Marco Island Historical Museum is pleased to present “What’s Old is Not Forgotten” by the Naples Digital Photography Club (DPI-SIG), on display from June 6 to August 26. The exhibit is comprised completely of images captured within Collier County by local photographers.

A free opening reception sponsored by the Marco Island Historical Society will be held from on Wednesday, June 7 from 6 to 7 PM.

“Our staff at the Marco Island Historical Museum, along with the Marco Island Historical Society, decided on the theme of ‘What’s Old is Not Forgotten’ as we thought it would be a great way to get a photographer’s perception on history in their own county. We left the theme open to interpretation, whether it be buildings, people, lifestyles, and culture, or wildlife/ecosystems,” said Museum Assistant Jessica Patel.

One of the photographers featured is Nic Provenzo, who chose to capture photographs of the 19th century Horr Plantation House on Marco Island. “Little of what is old is preserved in Southwest Florida. The Horr House is a special exception, and is seldom photographed because of its location. It spoke to me and said, ‘Take a 19th century image of me, I deserve to be remembered as such!’” Provenzo said.

For more information call 239-642-1440 or visit www.colliermuseums.com/exhibits. The Museum is located at 180 South Heathwood Drive, Marco Island.

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