History in Motion

Fast facts

When Helen and Austin Winters decided to retire to Marco, they brought their home with them in the form of a large yacht which they moored at the old Marco Yacht Club.

Eventually they moved to a condominium, giving up their floating home reluctantly. They were extremely generous donors to local charities — the beautiful bell tower at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, for instance, was given by them. Helen was not only active at church, but in several women’s organizations. They were a wonderful example of people who come to Marco late in life determined to make a difference.

What’s new with MIHS?

The Marco Island Princess and MIHS proudly presents “Sail Through History.”

Learn about the rich history and beautiful nature of Marco Island from your captain and meet characters from our pioneer days: W. T. and Barbara Collier, portrayed by David and Anna Fieselman, ferry boat Captain Elijah Love and school marm Mary Samuels portrayed by Chuck and Judy Daye, clam factory owner Lida Burnham portrayed by Eleanor Burnham and Tommie Barfield, portrayed by Betsy Perdichizzi.

Enjoy a delicious brunch buffet featuring carved turkey breast, quiche, clam chowder and more.

Tickets are $40 per person. Located at Rose Marco River Marina, 951 Bald Eagle Dr. Call 239 642-5415 for reservations.

What’s new with the museum?

The first thing you will see upon entering the Marco Island Historical Museum are the names of founding donors inscribed on the wall. These names in circles are the names on which the museum is being built.

It is not too late to add your name. For the donation of $1,000 or a pledge of $250 for four years, you can join the founder’s circle and have your name on the wall of the museum.

The opportunity to have your name on the museum wall in the Founder’s Circle is closing May 15.

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