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Historical Society Events

Events offered at Naples Historical Society’s Historic Palm Cottage! 

Our Tours

Our Events

Gatsby at the Cottage! – Cancelled

February 19, 2021 | 5-8pm

Imagine, it’s the 1920’s! Flappers, jazz, the Charleston, and parties everywhere! You’ll find this at Naples Historical Society’s Historic Palm Cottage™.

Enjoy a special cocktail from the era, and dress in a Roaring 20’s style. 

Twenties’ attire not required.

It’s time to look like the “cat’s meow”, dress “to the nines”, and come on down to the Society’s Gatsby event and have a ball!!  Reserve your spot today for this widely anticipated event!

$15 for Members
$25 for Non-members

Call for additional information: 239-261-8164


Gatsby fun, 2020!

Garden Side Chickee Chats

January 29, 2021:  NAACP Collier County presents Naples Black History. 

February 26. 2021:  The History of The Cove Inn

March 26, 2021:  Chester & Friends

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 upon request if the Society cancels the event for any reason, such as inclement weather. Or, you may choose to make a donation!

Call for additional information: 239-261-8164



Christmas at Historic Palm Cottage

Historic Palm Cottage is open for holiday tours beginning Dec. 2 through December 26, 2020.

Masks are mandatory!

WEDS Through FRI: 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm WITH reservations—click “BOOK NOW.”

SAT: 1-4pm – No Reservations!

Celebrate a wonderful time of the year at the merriest place in Naples, Historic Palm Cottage, during our annual holiday showcase.  Perfect for families!

If you love the sound of sleigh bells and the site of twinkling lights as much as you enjoy learning about the history of Naples, then you won’t want to miss this year’s Christmas at Palm Cottage!  Historic Palm Cottage will be appropriately dressed for the occasion, showcasing elegant holiday decor to warm the hearts of visitors.

Call for additional information: 239-261-8164 or explore booking options in the following link.


Annual Christmas Gala – Signature Fundraiser

The Gala for 2020 has been cancelled. 

But, we are holding a Neither Real Nor Virtual Christmas Gala — where Society supporters still have the option to donate in support of the Society’s vast initiatives and educational programs.  Call us for more information!  

Save the Date for next year!  Friday, December 3, 2021.  


Donor Reception

The date for the 2021 Donor Recpetion is forthcoming.

This is a delightful party in The Norris Gardens exclusively for those who are part of the Mary S. Smith Chairman’s Council, are Lifetime Members or Club of 100! Members.  Held in the spring every year, this is the Society’s THANK YOU! to the philanthropic community.  Complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres are provided along with a brief update on Society business.  Call the Society for more information.

Please call the office to learn more or make a reservation at 239-261-8164.

Brew in the Garden – Cancelled

January 15, 2021 5-8pm

The 2021 season marks the third year of a wonderful long-term partnership with Will Lawson, owner and brew master of Naples Beach Brewery, the first microbrewery in SWFL.  Brew in the Garden is quickly becoming one of the area’s best brew events.

Li’l Louisville Lager will be unveiled this time around, following two successful introductions of Palm Cottage Pilsner (2019) and Haldeman Hops (2020). 

Every year, we will introduce another specially brewed brew.  Then, in 2024, guests will be treated to ALL FIVE BREWS so that the crowd can vote on a favorite!   

What name will be unveiled in 2022 or 2023?  Stick with us to learn more.  How entertaining is this?!  $25/pp, Members $15, 5-8pm.  Reservations Required.

Call for additional information: 239-261-8164


Clue at the Cottage – Cancelled

June 10, 2021 – 5-8pm 

You are invited to join this adult game of intrigue.  Use your inner sleuth to figure out the mystery during this exceptionally well written tour presentation.  This Clue event features a new missing item, so if you attended a previous Clue event, be sure to return for this one!

$25/pp Members $15.  Reservations required.

Call for additional information: 239-261-8164


Croquet at the Cottage

July 10, 2021 from 1-4pm – Croquet at the Cottage!  Ever imagine playing croquet on a remarkable oval lawn surrounded by exquisite gardens?  This is your chance!  Play croquet in The Norris Gardens.  Society Rules!  1-4pm.  Adults $2/ball.  Tour of Historic Palm Cottage FREE.  No reservations needed.

Call for additional information: 239-261-8164

The Norris Gardens

What Naples Historical Society is all about…

The Society’s mission is to preserve Naples history and heritage for the community and future generations to enjoy.  We are widely recognized as the Central Voice of Naples History

The strategy we employ to accomplish our mission is through the efficient production of ten (10) educational programs and five (5) preservation initiatives (see also What Do We Do?).

The Society’s flagship asset is also its Educational Headquarters — Historic Palm Cottage™. This 3,500 sq ft house-turned museum (which is Naples oldest house built in 1895) is listed as a Landmark in the National Register of Historic Places (listed in 1982). The Cottage serves as the portal to Naples history and is enjoyed by tens of thousands of children, residents and visitors alike every year. 

Be a living part of Naples history by taking a tour, attending an event, or getting involved with other like-minded people at Naples Historical Society’s Historic Palm Cottage!”

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