Educational programs offered at Naples Historical Society’s Historic Palm Cottage!
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!
Call for additional information: 239-261-8164
Garden Side Chickee Chat – 2019
Pupils at Palm Cottage
Naples Historical Society is proud to partner with the local educational community, including all public and private schools, by providing FREE field trips for history students.
We want every 4th and 5th grade student in Collier County to know the history of their own community.
After this FREE educational field trip, students become Pupils at Palm Cottage and receive a FREE beautifully designed, full-color, 16-page personal Activity Book to test their knowledge of Naples history.
Council of Longtime Friends
Join a rare group of local residents. The Council of Longtime Friends is a treasured group of old-timers and old-timer family members who are the final arbitor of Naples past and who help build the Society’s archives by providing identification information on many archival photos.
Remember the old water tower? Maybe you spent some time at the Paw Paw Patch! We need help from our Longtime Friends!
We have many photographs that need to be identified, and we know there are stories that need to be told.
Naples Historical Society’s speaker’s bureau provides lectures to all interested parties.
Naples Oral Histories
Naples Historical Society works to preserve the history of Naples in many ways. One area is to record old-timers and others who know about the community’s past. We have filmed, recorded, and acquired many films, videos, and audio tapes over the last many decades, all of which will soon be embedded on a Naples Historical Society You Tube channel for the enjoyment of the community. Stick with us to learn when this special A/V project will be finished…it will be soon!
Preservation & Rehabilitation
Since 1885, Naples, Florida has always reflected an amalgamation of culture: those with resources and those who provide products and services for the community. Regardless of financial standing or the creep of development, whether then or now, many people across the board have cared, and still care deeply, about safeguarding Naples’ past.