Saturday, December 4, 2021

Marco Island Historical Society Presents Virtual Events in March


Submitted Photos | MIHS Curator of Collections Austin Bell.

Marco Island Historical Society (MIHS) presents more in their interesting “Zoom In” series of virtual events that include programs on the history and people of Marco Island and surrounding areas. 

March 5 at 2 PM — Zoom In: A Second Shot at Life — The Key Marco Cat Since its Discovery

Marco Island Historical Society Curator of Collections Austin J. Bell traces the 12,000-mile journey that the Key Marco Cat has made since its discovery on Marco Island in 1896 by archaeologist and anthropologist Frank Hamilton Cushing.

March 15 at 2 PM — Zoom In: Marjorie Carr, Female Environmentalist

Dr. Peggy MacDonald, public historian and adjunct professor at Stetson University and Indian River State College, presents the fascinating story of environmentalist Marjorie Carr. Dr. MacDonald’s book, “Marjorie Harris Carr: Defender of Florida’s Environment,” examines the inspiring life of this noted activist for the environment who used the power of the pen and grassroots activism to protect Florida’s wildlife and wild places.

Visit or call 239-389-6447 for reservations. The presentations are free, space is limited to the first 100 to register.

The Marco Island Historical Museum is located at 180 S. Heathwood Drive. The Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, from 9 AM to 4 PM. Admission is free, and the site is handicapped accessible. Face coverings are required for entry, and social distancing and sanitizing practices are being followed. For general information, visit or call 239-642-1440.



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