Sunday, September 26, 2021

Summer events from the Marco Island Historical Society

Summertime fun at the Marco Island Historical Museum (MIHM) includes a full schedule of summer events.

Marco Island Historical Society (MIHS) presents a range of summer happenings that include dynamic programs on Marco Island and surrounding area history and the area’s ancient, pioneer, and modern-day inhabitants. Programs will be presented in person.

The summer schedule also includes “School’s Out, Museums Are In!” programs presented by Collier County Museums that will keep educational exploration and engagement going all summer long.

All events are free and open to the public.

Programs include the following:

‘The History of Seminole Patchwork’

The History of Seminole patchwork program will review the temporary exhibit by Jessica Osceola.

At 2 p.m., Thursday, July 15, Sandlin Gallery – Join Museum Manager Rebecca Mazeroski to learn about the origins and history of patchwork in Seminole culture and surprising connections to Marco Island. After the talk, take a walk through the newest temporary exhibit by Jessica Osceola, member of the Seminole Tribe and Florida Gulf Coast University Art Professor.

“The Old’s Diaries: Out of the Vault”! program will review diaries, correspondence and photos of young pioneer Saloma Olds.

‘The Old’s Diaries: Out of the Vault!’

At 2 p.m., Thursday, July 29, Sandlin Gallery – Join MIHS Collections Manager Heather Otis as she brings one of the Marco Island Historical Society’s most treasured collections out of the vault and into the gallery! She will delve into the remarkable diaries, correspondence, and photographs of young pioneer Saloma Olds. This collection vividly brings to life the story of pioneer life on Marco Island in the early 1900s.

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