Eagle Scout Andrew Smith completes two projects for Marco Island Historical Museum

From left, Lisa Marciano, Marco Island Historical Museum manager; Andrew Smith and Tom Wager, museum president.

From left, Lisa Marciano, Marco Island Historical Museum manager; Andrew Smith and Tom Wager, museum president.

The Marco Island Historical Museum and Society are pleased to announce the completion of two projects by local Marco Island resident and Eagle Scout, Andrew Smith.

Andrew Smith’s Eagle Scout projects consisted of designing, constructing and installing two separate components that would be housed at the Marco Island Historical Museum and Rose History Auditorium. “These projects not only benefit the Museum and Society, but also the greater community” states Lisa Marciano, the Marco Island Historical Museum’s manager.

The first project’s rationale consisted of constructing a brochure box for the Marco Island Historical Museum’s Native Plant Walk, which helps visitors identify the vegetation on the grounds of the museum. The Marco Island Historical Museum boasts all indigenous Florida plants, and the plant walk guides visitors around the property to see the various types and uses for these plants. This specific project expands the learning experience from the Museum to the outside, creating an additional venue where the community can learn. The Marco Island Historical Museum has won “Marco in Bloom” landscaping award from the City of Marco Island for the last two years in a row.

The second project Smith crafted was a display case that houses upcoming flyers, which hangs in the window of the Rose History Auditorium, notifying patrons about the upcoming events in the Museum and the RHA.

From beginning to end, the overall length of the two projects took around one year. Smith’s projects would not be possible without the help of Bill Lutz at Naples Lumber, Doug Brown and Don Behringer at Sunshine Ace Hardware, Inc. on Marco Island, and Jim Chute, Smith’s project coach at the Island Wood Shop.

For more information about the Marco Island Historical Museum, call (239) 642-1440 or visit www.colliermuseums.com.

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RayPray writes:

Andrew should be given extra credit for surviving so many hours alone in that expensive Isolation Chamber called the Marco Island Historical Museum....

WMissow writes:

Congratulations Andrew for a job well done which will be well appreciated by many.

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