Everglades Society for Historic Preservation
Dedicated to our Unique History
ESHP has hosted talks on historical subjects (eg, "Saving Old Buildings", "History of the Fakahatchee", "Filmland in the Everglades") and held well-attended special events such as the Antique Air Aficionados Fly-In and the Everglades Homes Tour. Our Historical Movie Nights give the public a chance to see films made in the area. ESHP also participates in several local events including Art-in-the-Glades and the Everglades Seafood Festival.
Sat/Sun, Feb 13/14: EVERGLADES SEAFOOD FESTIVAL
10am-6pm, The Circle, Everglades City
Tues-Sat, Feb 23-27: MARJORY STONEMAN DOUGLAS FESTIVAL
events all day, Museum of the Everglades
Friday, Feb 26: ANNUAL MEETING & HISTORICAL TALK
5:30pm, Island Cafe, Everglades City
Saturday, Feb 27: MSD ART-IN-THE-GLADES DAY
10am-2pm, Museum of the Everglades
Friday, March 11: MOVIE NIGHT
5:30pm, Jinkins Fellowship Hall, Everglades Community Church
Saturday, March 12: ART-IN-THE-GLADES
10am-2pm, McLeod Park, Everglades City
MONROE STATION RESTORATION
This 1928 building was one of six rest stops on the Tamiami Trail and later became a popular meeting place for travelers in the remote area between Miami and Ochopee. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2000 because of its importance in the commercial development of southwest Florida. ESHP is helping with fundraising for its restoration.
BLANK NOTE CARDS, pack of 5
Enchantments; Julian Dimock’s Photographs of Southwest Florida
by Jerald T. Milanich & Nina L. Root
Julian Dimock and his father A.W. Dimock traveled into the hinterland of Southwest Florida from 1904 to 1913 taking photos of people, animals, and places in this remote area which was mostly unoccupied. The glass plate negatives have survived for 100 years at the American Museum of Natural History where the authors made the selections for this handsome volume. The photos were enhanced with a grant from ESHP.
The Historical Library is an archive of books, documents, pictures, and small artifacts housed in the ESHP office in City Hall. The collection may be used by historical researchers but items may not be removed. A computerized data base of books, periodicals, and scanned images is maintained (with backup off the premises).
The Vallez Collection consists of five original paintings by Naples artist Jerry Vallez of historic buildings in the area: Rod & Gun Lodge, old Inn, old Market, Smallwood Store, and JT's. ESHP has been given permission to sell prints and greeting cards.
The Klotz Collection consists of 22 watercolors of local historic buildings painted by Bob Klotz for the 50th anniversary in 1973 of the founding of Collier County. It was donated by the artist's daughter Virginia Klotz and framed with a grant from the United Arts Council of Collier County for travelling exhibits.
The Commemorative Brick Walk in front of City Hall was started in 2006 and is an ongoing project. Bricks are permanent gifts for anniversaries, birthdays, thank-you's, and memorials. The current campaign is closed.
ESHP is concerned with Historical Designations and Historical Signage for older buildings in the area.
Our Historical Tours have helped to fund signage. We produced a Souvenir Ticket Booklet each year with information about the sites we visited.
MARCH 2005 (First Issue)
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