Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Broaden your Horizons

The Marco Island Historical Society is pleased to announce a marvelous pair of events for the merry month of May.

We invite you to broaden your horizons with a concentration on the history of Fort Myers.

On May 1, our regular monthly meeting will begin at 7:00 P.M. in the Rose History Auditorium with our featured speaker Matthew Johnson, Director of Cultural and Historic Affairs or the city of Fort Myers.  His power point presentation will include references to the time 10,000 ago when stone age people inhabited Florida, and will bring us up to date with the ancient Indians of SW Florida, the beginnings of Fort Myers and Lee County.  Photographs and illustrations will pinpoint the changes along the way, with a commentary by the speaker.

A follow-up to this program will be a field trip on May 11 to the Fort Myers Historical District.  We well meet at 9:00 A.M. in the museum parking lot on Marco for carpools, and maps will be furnished.  We will visit the Cracker House, the old railroad car, the museum itself and have lunch across the street in a charming restaurant.  The cost for this event is $30 which includes lunch and admission to the museum.  Call Jerry Masters at 239-394-3917 for reservations.

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