Events & Lectures
Events & Lectures offered at Naples Historical Society’s
Historic Palm Cottage!
Our Events & LECTURES
COUNCIL OF LONGTIME FRIENDS
Friday, October 6, 2023, 5pm to 7pm.
Naples Historical Society invites you to join Naples treasured “Old-Timers”. Share memorable stories of life here “back in the day”. This is a FREE event and refreshments will be served. Reservations are required. Call the Society to RSVP at 239-261-8164.
CHRISTMAS AT PALM COTTAGE
December 1st thru 30th, 2023.
Celebrate a wonderful time of the year at the merriest place in Naples, Historic Palm Cottage™, during our annual holiday showcase. Remember to send friends and family to the Cottage during their visits with you! Tours Tuesday thru Saturday, 12 to 4pm, $13pp. Reservations recommended. FREE during evening visits: Thursday, Friday, Saturday 4 to 7pm.
Call for additional information: 239-261-8164 or explore booking options in the following link. Book Here!
Friday, December 1, 2023
The Christmas Gala at Historic Palm Cottage is our once annual fundraiser to support all of the Society’s educational programs and initiatives.
Historic Palm Cottage & The Norris Gardens
For sponsor or ticket information at 239.261.8164.
Honorary Chairs for the 2023 event are Tanya & Denny Glass
Presented by Northern Trust
Season’s Benefactors: Stephanie & Richard Prebish
Saturday, December 9, 2023, 12pm to 4pm.
Get ready for the holidays by making your holiday photos especially meaningful! Staff will be on site to snap photos using your smartphone in a designated location. FREE entrance to The Norris Gardens for Precious Pix; admission to Historic Palm Cottage is not included. No reservations required.
SOCIETY VOLUNTEER RECEPTION
Monday, January 8, 2024, 4pm to 6pm.
Registered Volunteers Only! Did you know that our volunteers save the Society about $178,000 annually!? Join our volunteer family and attend this event. Make new friends, give back to your community, and help keep Naples’ history alive! Reservations Required. Please call to RSVP at 239.261.8164.
SOCIETY SCOTCH & CHOCOLATE New!
Monday, January 15, 2024, 4pm to 6pm.
Thanks to our partners, Total Wine & More Naples and Olde Naples Chocolate, guests can sip Scotch while nibbling on perfectly paired sweets. Learn about Scotch from a Scot and enjoy this special event at Historic Palm Cottage. Indoor event. $25/pp – Member discounts are available. Reservations required, limited to 65 guests. Book Here!
FULL MOON TOUR New!
Thursday, January 25, 2024, 6pm to 7pm.
An evening event for a unique occasion! Relish in a Docent-guided tour of Historic Palm Cottage as it sits majestically under a full moon while enjoying a glass of wine and light refreshments. Enjoy the Cottage in the evening for a change! $25/pp – Member discounts are available. Reservations are required. Book Here!
GARDEN SIDE CHICKEE CHAT
Friday, January 26, 2024, 11am to 12pm.
Future of Collier County is presented by Crystal Kinzel, Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller for Collier County will address the “Future of Collier County” and take your questions. $8/pp – Member discounts are available. Chairs are provided for each Garden Side Chickee Chat, but please bring your sun hats and sun glasses! Rain or shine! Reservations required. Book Here!
OLD-FASHIONED COCKTAIL HOUR New!
Thursday, February 1, 2024, 5pm to 7pm.
What’s an “old-fashioned”? Find out while reveling in the oldest house in Naples! Bartenders with our partner for this event, The French Brasserie Rustique, will be mixing old-fashioneds for our guests. A fruit & cheeseboard will pair nicely with the tastiest cocktail in town. Indoor event. $25/pp – Member discounts are available. Reservations required, limited to 65 guests. Book Here!
GARDEN SIDE CHICKEE CHAT
Friday, February 23, 2024, 11am to 12pm.
Richard Diedrich, local author, architect and painter known for “capturing the romance” of Naples’ architecture with his watercolors, will highlight locally significant buildings, historic through contemporary. Book signing, cash/check only. $8/pp – Member discounts are available. Chairs are provided for each Garden Side Chickee Chat, but please bring your sun hats and sun glasses! Rain or shine! Reservations required. Book Here!
CROQUET & CHARDONNAY
Thursday, March 7, 2024, 4pm to 6pm.
Croquet & Chardonnay offers a wonderful opportunity to learn about the history of croquet from staff of the United States Croquet Association of Southwest Florida. Hit a wooden ball with a proper mallet and enjoy some wine along the way, courtesy of Total Wine & More Naples! $25/pp – Member discounts are available. Light refreshments are included. Reservations are required. Book Here!
Thursday, March 21, 2024, 5pm to 7pm.
Member-only event! Become a member of Naples Historical Society and join fellow history lovers for this FREE event! Light refreshments will be provided. Reservations are required.
Call to reserve your space at 239.261.8164.
GARDEN SIDE CHICKEE CHAT
Friday, March 29, 2024, 11am to 12pm.
Chester & Friends, a wonderful tribute to Naples’ old-timers will be moderated by Ray Carroll concludes our lecture series season! $8/pp – Member discounts are available. Chairs are provided for each Garden Side Chickee Chat, but please bring your sun hats and sun glasses! Rain or shine! Reservations required. Book Here!
SUMMER AT THE COTTAGE
Saturday, July 13, 2024, 12pm to 4pm.
Bring your family, especially your young ones! Take a self-guided tour of Historic Palm Cottage, play Croquet and Cornhole at your leisure on the Smith Oval Lawn, then cool off with a popsicle under the Chickee. FREE event. Reservations are not required. Please call for information 239.261.8164.