The raw bar is just one of many culinary offerings. The 'Viva la Marco' gala raised funds for the Marco Island Historical Society on Saturday evening at the historical museum. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
The “Viva La Marco” gala brought together Marco Island’s historical past and culinary present Saturday evening, to help provide the Marco Island Historical Society with a bright future.
A dozen historical figures in period dress mingled with the modern day guests at the Marco Island Historical Museum’s Rose History Auditorium, willing to share their stories. Eleven were MIHS members, augmented by Don Juan Ponce de Leon, in full armor and sporting both a rapier and a dagger, portrayed by Carlos Bicho. Well over a dozen local eateries, food purveyors and private chefs donated the edibles for a feast of gourmet grazing.