Calendar of Events
If you have not been to the museum for a while, please visit and see our “new look.” In addition to replacing ALL of the old display cases, re-arranging our existing exhibits, and setting up new ones, we have installed new high impact glass doors that brings the outside in!
We think you will be very pleasantly surprised. The museum now has an open, yet cozy atmosphere, and our displays evoke a sense of nostalgia and also a reminder of how hard life was in those “good old days.” We welcome you to Museum of the Islands.
May 1 – Oct. 31
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday: 11am – 3:00 pm.
Nov. 1 -April 30
Tuesday thru Saturday: 11am – 3:00 pm
Sunday: 1-4 pm
Tours are available by appointment.
|Nov. 18 – 10:00 AM – NOON||Rock Painting Event — MOTI — Rocks and Paint will be provided; Admission Free; Light Refreshments. Take your completed rock with you and place wherever you travel, to spread a message of peace.|
|Dec. 2 –
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
|Christmas Open House – Special Presentation of Pine Island Artifact Found on the East Coast; Live Music by Island Frank; Refreshments; Special Christmas Items|
|Dec. 4 – 7:00 PM||General Membership Meeting – Fishers of Men Lutheran Church, Pine Island Center – Speaker: John Cassani, ecologist and designated Waterkeeper for The Calusa Waterkeeper, will speak on the function of the Waterkeeper Alliance regarding water quality from Lake Okeechobee to the Gulf.|
|Jan. 8 – 7:00 PM||General Membership Meeting – Fishers of Men Lutheran Church, Pine Island Center – Speaker: Bob Macomber will discuss “Yellow Jack: Florida’s Curse and Asset in the Civil War.”|
|Feb. 5 – 7:00 PM||General Membership Meeting – Fishers of Men Lutheran Church, Pine Island Center – Speaker: Robert Ballard, historian and resident of Bokeelia, will discuss his family’s Florida history dating from the 1830s to his mother’s birth on Cayo Costa.|
Mar. 5 – 7:00 PM
|General Membership Meeting – Fishers of Men Lutheran Church, Pine Island Center – Speaker: Denege Patterson, Randell Research Center, will speak on her book, A Tour of the Islands of Pine Island Sound, Florida: Their Geology, Archaeology, and History.
ELECTION OF OFFICERS
We have many new items in the Gift Shop. Please remember MOTI when you are looking for a unique or thoughtful gift for someone special. Choose from items in our inventory, a gift certificate — or a MOTI membership!
Music provided by Frank Tuma, www.islandfrank.com