Woman's escape gave life to Florida's Seminole Tribe
Updated 12/14/2013 at 9:22 a.m. 1 comment
Her story started on this little key at the mouth of Tampa Bay 155 years ago, in May 1858, in the stockades, as a prisoner.
Panel urges Collier leaders to stop using tourist taxes to help operate museums
Published 4/27/2012 at 8:15 p.m. 0 comments
Members of a Collier County tourism subcommittee tasked with finding a way to advertise the area year-round have renewed a once-controversial proposal to increase the number of annual visitors — stop using the tourism tax to pay for museums.
Digging up history: Archaeologists pinpoint age of buried Calusa canal in Naples
Published 4/11/2012 at 7:10 p.m. 0 comments
For the first time, archaeologists announced Wednesday that they have carbon-dated wood and soil samples to more closely pinpoint the age of a canal that once ran for almost a mile through present-day Old Na
Decade of teaching: Naples Holocaust museum had roots in middle school project
Published 2/4/2012 at 8:00 p.m. 1 comment
This year, the Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida.in North Naples celebrates its 10th anniversary as it looks to continue efforts to promote tolerance and stamp out hatred
Courthouse rally: Save historic Ted Smallwood Store in Chokoloskee
Updated 9/15/2011 at 12:20 p.m. 0 comments
About a dozen people attended a rally on the courthouse steps this morning to support the historic Ted Smallwood Store in Chokoloskee. Supporters held signs asking Judge Hugh Hayes to "Save SW Florida History for our Children."
PHOTOS: 'Saltwater Cowboys' reunite, speak bluntly about drug smuggling past
Published 6/25/2011 at 11:34 p.m. 2 comments
Drug smugglers, pot haulers, or Saltwater Cowboys: three names for nearly 200 Collier County residents arrested in the 1980s on charges related to marijuana and cocaine importation.
Public boat launch at heart of Chokoloskee dispute that closed Mamie Street
Published 5/21/2011 at 5:30 p.m. 1 comment
Long before it turned into a controversy, the 4.75 acres of waterfront land at the tip of Chokoloskee looked like an opportunity. Area property values were high and rising, the county needed public boat ramps and the Trust for Public ...
Concerns mount with time as access to Smallwood museum remains blocked
Published 5/15/2011 at 3:00 p.m. 1 comment
Chokoloskee residents say developers installed a chain-link fence and bulldozed a portion of Mamie Street in April, effectively cutting off access to both the Ted Smallwood Store and several private residences. And now, questions are emerging whether work was done ...
FGCU, College of Life Foundation form partnership to fund museum studies program
Published 3/31/2011 at 3:54 p.m. 0 comments
An opportunity has opened up for history majors, or any other student with an interest in museum studies at Florida Gulf Coast University. The growing university received a $60,000 check yesterday to fund a program in museum studies. The launch ...
PHOTOS: Marco Island Historical Museum hosts opening reception
Published 1/24/2011 at 12:47 p.m. 0 comments
Nearly 200 people turned out for the opening reception of the Marco Island Historical Museum’s new exhibit, Lost Tribes of Florida last Thursday. The Lost Tribes exhibit offers a rare glimpse into the history and every day lives of these ...
150 get peek at newly-restored Naples Depot Museum on eve of reopening
Updated 1/8/2011 at 1:57 p.m. 0 comments
In planning a Friday night reception in advance of the grand reopening ceremony of the Naples Depot Museum on Saturday, organizers aimed to recreate this elegant bygone era.
PHOTOS: Golisano Children's Museum beginning to look more like a museum
Published 1/5/2011 at 4:23 p.m. 0 comments
Dozens of workers are hammering, digging, laying electrical wiring and preparing the interior of the Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples for painting.
PHOTOS: Native birds slaughtered for feathery hat fashions
Published 10/28/2010 at 4:39 p.m. 0 comments
History can be messy around here, from family trees to nature’s flora, from the sturdy, early inhabitants of Marco Island to the scruffy human predators who did their best to destroy huge treasures of wildlife here. Messy, yes, but our ...
Looking Back: Southwest Florida from the air
Published 10/18/2010 at 6:50 a.m. 0 comments
Enjoy these aerial views of Southwest Florida of yesteryear.
Looking Back: More historical photos from Naples
Published 10/4/2010 at 5:02 a.m. 0 comments
View this new collection of historical images, and see our community from a unique perspective.
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