PHOTOS: Marco Island Historical Museum hosts opening reception

Nearly 200 people turned out for the opening reception of the Marco Island Historical Museum’s new exhibit, Lost Tribes of Florida last Thursday. They were there to awe at Theodore Morris’ paintings.

The Lost Tribes exhibit offers a rare glimpse into the history and every day lives of these famous, yet still unknown tribes.

Morris led a lecture and presentation in the Rose Hall explaining his life before becoming an artist and the reasoning behind his love of history and why he choose these Indians to study and paint. More than 100 of his paintings are displayed.

Patrons were treated to hors d’oeuvres prepared by Chefs’ Express, featuring a selection of wine and cheese. A long line of Marco Islanders waited to get their complimentary snacks, as they studied the paintings.

Craig Woodward, president of the Marco Island Historical Society, was ecstatic about the turnout. “The turnout was fabulous. Many of the people who could not have visited during the summer came out, and I am very happy about how many people showed up tonight,” said Woodward.

The Lost Tribes exhibit will be on display until April 8 during museum hours, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

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