Marco Island’s new Historical Museum opens with little fanfare. Craig Woodward with the Historical Society called it a “soft opening,” with a celebration to be announced at a later date.
Woodward said one of the reasons for opening now was to accommodate a special presentation Wednesday to coincide with the Florida Cattlemen’s Association Convention which begins Monday at the Marco Island Marriott Resort & Spa.
The presentation “A Tribute to the Florida Cowboy,” will be 7 p.m., Wednesday, in Rose Hall. Photographer Carlton Ward, Jr., will offer a unique program devoted to the Florida cowboy. Ward will share his stunning photographs and present a lecture celebrating the “grit and raw beauty of the Florida heartland and its enduring cowboys.”
His exhibit, “Florida Cowboys, Keepers of the Last Frontier” will be on display at the museum from June 21 through Aug. 30.
The museum, at 180 South Heathwood Drive, will be open 3 to 7 p.m., Monday, Tuesday and Thursday; 3 to 9 p.m., Wednesday; 3 to 5 p.m. on Friday; and 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., Saturday.