Marco Island Historical Society are proud to open the doors and welcome visitors to their magnificent new Museum Complex. Historical Society members greeted visitors on their first day open Monday. Entrance to the MIHS museum is free and open hours are:
Monday, Tuesday 3-7 PM; Wednesday, 3-9 PM; Thursday 3-7 PM; Friday, 3-5 PM; and Saturday, 10 AM-2PM.
On Wednesday, June 23, 7 p.m., photographer Carlton Ward, Jr. will present a unique program devoted to the Florida cowboy. He will share his stunning photographs and give the historical society a lecture celebrating the “grit and raw beauty of the Florida heartland and its enduring cowboys.”
His exhibit will be on display from June 21, 2010 through August 30 at the MIHS museum.
“There’s more to Florida than beaches and theme parks. There’s a whole different world out there, but you have to get off the main highways to find it. It’s cattle country, and it probably gets fewer human footprints in one year than the major amusement parks get in five minutes. Nearly one-fifth of the state is devoted to the cattle industry.” Patrick Smith