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Sneak peek to Marco museum


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  • Bill Rose, for which Rose History Auditorium got its name, kisses the hand of Betsy Perdichizzi, who portrayed Tommie Barfield at the Marco Island Historical Museum sneak peek Feb. 4. Rose is joined by his daughter, Sue Vandenbergh, right.
  • Collier County's first nurse Hazel Petit Griffin, born in 1911 in Goodland, and Stud Doxsee, owner of the Doxsee Clam Factory, greet about 300 guests who descend on the Calusa Village Thursday during a sneak peek of the new Marco Island Historical Museum on Heathwood Drive. Doxsee was portrayed by Blair Clase, while Griffin was portrayed by Evelyn Case, both current Marco residents.
  • Marion Nicolay portrays Deaconess Harriet Bedell and takes a step back in time with Elaine and Thomas Pagedas, of Marco and Milwaukee, at the Marco Island Historical Museum Thursday evening.
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  • The vault inside the Marco Island Historical Museum is a time capsule to be reopened in the future revealing documents and clues to what will become the Island's past. An event is scheduled at the museum on Heathwood Drive on March 27 to share more about the time capsule.
  • Alan Sandlin shares his thoughts on the unique history and culture of Marco Island, saying the story must be told by the new museum.
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  • Marco museum officials unveiling a statue of Marco's Calusa Cat. Artist Carl Wagner of Naples stands by his masterpiece along with the couple who commissioned his work, Emil and Gail Fischer at a sneak peek to the museum Thursday.
  • Naples resident Olga Hirshorn and Collier County Commissioner Donna Fiala at the Marco museum on Heathwood Drive Thursday evening.
  • Artist Paul Arsenault at Marco museum Thursday night says it's a hard act to follow to come after the unveiling of the six-foot bronze Calusa Cat. Arsenault painted the large mural at the museum.
  • Naples resident Mark Woodward entertains his guests at the Marco museum sneak peek event Feb. 5.
  • Doctors Mary and Charles Olds, physicians on Marco Island from 1901 to about 1918, are portrayed by Ed and Kathy Miracco of Marco during the sneak peek event at the Marco museum Thursday night. They shared what life was like during the previous century without mosquito spray and air conditioning.
  • Marco's Calusa Cat is unveiled before a crowd of 300 guests at the Marco Island Historical Museum sneak peek event Thursday evening. Artist Carl Wagner  of Naples, left, modestly says the six-foot bronze statue is 'OK,' while Gail and Emil Fischer, who commissioned the the piece, marvel at Wagner's work.
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Approximately 300 visitors took a step back in time as they entered the Marco Island Historical Museum complex, which is the style of a Calusa Indian Village, at sneak peek event Thursday evening.

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