Sunday, September 26, 2021

3 To Know: Historical Society promotes Benarroch, more

1. Museum talk and lunch

“Just Friends” met at the Yacht Club in September for a monthly luncheon.

The club enjoyed a presentation by Pat Rutledge, the chief executive officer of the Marco Island Historical Society. This group is responsible for the creation of our award winning Marco Island Historical Museum. The goal was to preserve the history of Marco and pass it on to future generations. 

The museum has been recognized as a 2021 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Award winner and named among the top 10 percent of attractions worldwide.

Rotating exhibits and the gift shop provides reasons to visit often. Five lucky attendees won a copy of Austin Bell’s new book, “The Nine Lives of Florida’s Famous Key Marco Cat.” 

2. Marco Island Historical Society promotes Benarroch

Marco Island Historical Society (MIHS) announces that Caitlin Benarroch has been promoted to manager of operations. She joined MIHS in January 2021 as administration coordinator. Her responsibilities have been broadened to include MIHS business office support, program management, administrative and office management, and support for fund-raising initiatives and marketing campaigns.

Caitlin Benarroch

Benarroch was born and raised in Marco Island. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with a bachelor’s degree in hospitality management and a minor in mathematics. She and her husband Joe, also a Marco Island native, returned to the area in 2020.

The Marco Island Historical Museum is located at 180 S. Heathwood Drive. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free, and the site is handicapped accessible. For general information visit or call 239-642-1440.

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