The 12th Annual Marjory Stoneman Douglas Festival begins Tuesday, February 23 at the Everglades Isle, 803 Collier Ave, Everglades City. The festival continues through Feb. 27 at the Museum of the Everglades, 105 West Broadway in Everglades City.
The Marjory Stoneman Douglas Festival is an annual five-day celebration of the Everglades and Marjory Stoneman Douglas’ legacy, encompassing daily activities, programs, workshops and presentations bringing together specialists and professionals who share enthusiasm for the Glades. All activities are designed for the entire family.
Best known for her work “Everglades: River of Grass,” first published in 1947, author, journalist and environmental activist Marjory Stoneman Douglas presented the concept that the Everglades are not simply a swamp, but a vital part of the South Florida eco-system. The festival’s goals are similar to Marjory’s mission to raise the awareness of the Everglades cultural and natural history; supported by the Friends of the Museum of the Everglades.
A full list of activities is available at www.colliermuseums.com and all events are available at no cost at the Museum of the Everglades, unless indicated. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 239-695-0008.
About Collier County Museums: More than 10,000 years of Southwest Florida history is on display at Collier County Museums’ five locations: the Main Museum, which includes a 5-acre historical park, is located just five minutes east of downtown Naples at 3331 Tamiami Trail East in Naples; the Naples Depot Museum in downtown Naples; at Everglades City in the historic Collier Company laundry building; the Pioneer Museum at the Roberts Ranch in Immokalee; and the Marco Island Historical Museum. The Marco Island Historical Museum is located at 180 S. Heathwood in the heart of Marco Island. The Marco Island Historical Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, from 9 am to 4 pm. Admission is free and the site is handicapped accessible. For more information, visit www.colliermuseums.com or call 239-642-1440.