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Speaker’s Bureau

Naples Historical Society’s speaker’s bureau provides lectures to all interested parties. Our Speaker’s Bureau provides 20-60 minute presentations about Naples history or the Naples Historical District Initiative.


Option #1:  The Telling of Naples History, $150

Presented by the Society’s Education Manager or a Docent.  

The Telling of Naples History is a wonderfully engaging presentation that guides the guest through the excitement of Naples’ past and its early growth.  Told by a qualified Society representative, this program includes information on Walter Haldeman (the Founding Father of Naples), the old Naples Hotel, Historic Palm Cottage™, and many very important persons who invested in Naples along the way.  Each presentation ends with Q&A.  Enjoy the show!

The fee enables the production of this and other popular educational programs. 


Option #2:  Historic House Rehabilitation. NO CHARGE
Presented by Elaine L. Reed, President & CEO.

This presentation will showcase the Society’s boldest project, the Naples Historic District Initiative.  Ms. Reed will quickly review past efforts and bridge the information gap on preservation attempts from 1990 to present day. She describes HOW TO PRESERVE AN HISTORIC CONTRIBUTING STRUCTURE WITH EXEMPTIONS FROM THE FEMA FLOODPLAN REGULATIONS AND FROM THE FL BLDG CODE’S 50% RULE. This promises to be an engaging topic for residents and visitors alike.  The presentation will end with Q&A.  Enjoy the show!

Request a Speaker by calling us at 239-261-8164.

YES! Young Executive Society Ambassadors

Awareness of the Society, our local history and the programs the Society offers is far more prevalent today than 10 years ago, but there is always more to do.

With a wide array of opportunities to create awareness, choosing where and how to focus our limited resources is not an easy leadership and strategic decision.  We are not all things to all people, and that’s because we maintain a sharp focus on what we do choose to pursue. 

In short, this means we need help with our outreach.  That help comes in the form of a program to increase awareness among the millennials in Naples.  They are tomorrow’s leaders! 

The best way to reach millennials is to rely on Naples’ millennials themselves…those who have lived in Naples for decades or even were BORN in Naples!  Their sincere appreciation of Naples history and its value to the community cannot be replicated.  Their passion will help drive the need for greater awareness among their peer group.

With great pride, Naples Historical Society is pleased to list the following Yes! Ambassadors. They are the steering committee, and they work to promote via social media select Society events like Brew in the Garden and Gatsby at the Cottage.

Amanda Beights– 
Naples Chamber of Commerce, Vice President of Leadership Collier Foundation

Justin Bell- 
Morton and Wasmer Builders, Estimating Project Manager

Allison Durian- 
Naples Children and Education Foundation, Naples Winter Wine Festival, Associate Director

Davina Hartsfield- 
Naples Chamber of Commerce, Intern Coordinator

Christin Herrera- 
First Choice Insurance, Owner and Agent

Buddy Hornbeck- 
Lutgert Insurance, Account Executive

Jenna Main-
WeddingLux, Managing Director & Certified Wedding Planner

Kenny Main- 
Lutgert Insurance, Account Executive

John Telischak-
Education Manager, Naples Historical Society, Inc.

We are grateful for their donation of time and talent.


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