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Marco Island Historical Society Gets Grant

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Marco Island Historical Society (MIHS) has received two grants from the Community Foundation of Collier County. These grants will provide the production of the first MIHS Annual Report and to assist with operating expenses.

According to MIHS CEO Pat Rutledge, “The Marco Island Historical Society is committed to preserving and presenting the unique and fascinating history of Marco Island for generations to come. The support of the Community Foundation of Collier County helps to assure that Marco Island residents and visitors to the Marco Island Historical Museum will continue to experience award-winning exhibits and programs. We are deeply grateful for this support.”

The Community Foundation of Collier County, now in its 36th year, is a tax-exempt, public, charitable organization established in 1985 to increase and focus on local private philanthropy. Today the Community Foundation of Collier County manages more than 750 funds, collaborates with hundreds of nonprofits, holds over $284 million in assets, and has distributed over $216 million in grants to nonprofit organizations and community programs. The Community Foundation of Collier County is one of Florida’s fastest-growing community foundations. Learn more at or call 239-649-5000.

The Marco Island Historical Museum is located at 180 S. Heathwood Drive. The Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Admission is free, and the site is handicapped accessible. For general information visit or call 239-642-1440.

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