Marco Island museum leaders to learn from County museum director

Ron Jamro speaks on Island Tuesday

Collier Museum, director Ron Jamro has a a Rosemary Cemetery plat from 1944 outlining the area now where that runs along the south side of Pine Ridge Road Rosemary Cemetery stretched from U.S. 41 to now Goodlette-Frank Road in Naples.

Photo by ERIK KELLAR

Collier Museum, director Ron Jamro has a a Rosemary Cemetery plat from 1944 outlining the area now where that runs along the south side of Pine Ridge Road Rosemary Cemetery stretched from U.S. 41 to now Goodlette-Frank Road in Naples.

— Ron Jamro, Director of the Collier County Historical Museum in Naples, will be the featured speaker Tuesday at Mackle Park, meeting with the Marco Island Historical Society. Jamro will speak on the history of the county museum and Florida history, likely adding some insight as Marco Island begins construction of the Marco Island Historical Museum.

The meeting begins with refreshments at 7 p.m. Tuesday and the more formal program begins 7:30 p.m.

Jamro was raised in Ireland, England and Switzerland; he attended several schools before earning a master's degree in American history at the University of San Diego, according to prepared press release by Darcie Guerin of the Marco Island Historical Society.

Jamro worked for the Savannah News Press before joining the staff of the Collier County museum 26 years ago as director.

Jamro has expanded the Collier County facility from a building with 1,500 square feet to a five-acre historical park complex with satellite museums in Everglades City, Immokalee and the Naples Depot. He has written several articles and books.

Jamro will speak on the history of the museum and general Florida history. The MIHS meeting at Mackle Park, 1361 Andalusia Terrace, Marco Island, is 7 p.m. Tuesday and open to the public.

To learn more about the Marco Island Historical Society visit themigh.org.

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