Garden Side Chickee Chats

This annual lecture series in the heart of the season features local experts who showcase a variety of topics related to our history. Past topics include a history of swamp buggies, the history of art in Naples, and southern-style bluegrass. Have an idea to share? Call us!

Chairs are provided, but bring your sun hats and sun glasses! Members are FREE!
Non-members $8.00. Reservations are required. Rain or shine! Refunds will be available if the Society cancels the event due to inclement weather. Or, you may choose to make a donation! 

January 25, 2019  
11 am – 12 pm
Technology in Today’s Antiques Market
We begin our 2019 Chickee Chat Lecture Series with Kristin Vaughn, business development director for Leslie Hindman Auctioneers.  How has the internet revolutionized the buying and selling experience of collectors; “What is hot and what is not” in the market today; and How has value been affected?  These questions and others will be answered in this interactive and engaging presentation.  Kristin will offer attendees a free appraisal of one item at the Leslie Hindman offices.  Don’t miss this very informative Chat! 

February 22, 2019                       
11 am – 12 pm
A Show Stopping Musical Feast in the Garden!  A Barbershop Quartet

Come and enjoy this fun and entertaining barbershop group the Naples Harmony Four has been performing all over Naples and we are very fortunate to have them in The Norris Gardens at Palm Cottage.  Tap your feet to the music as you listen to the sounds of a bygone era.  You will learn a bit about how barbershop music began and why it is still loved by so many today.  Don’t miss this fun event!  Members Free, Non-Members $8

March 22, 2019
11 am – 12 pm
What is the Paw Paw Patch?  Learn that and many other interesting and entertaining Old Naples police stories – a blast from the past!

In celebration of World Storytelling Day, we are fortunate to have some of Naples’ great storytellers.  Chester Keene, Gary Young, Ben Caruthers, and David Weeks all former law enforcement professionals. Police chiefs, and those who grew up with them who will regale you with what really happened back in the day.  There is even a story about a monkey suit.  Now what could that be about!?  Attend this chat to find out! 

Free for Members
$8 for Non-members

Jeff Lytle in February 2015



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