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April 2017

EHS Annual Pioneer Picnic

April 15, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
EHS Cottage, 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd
Estero, FL 33928 United States
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2017 Essay Contest Awards Ceremony

April 19, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Three Oaks Middle School, 18500 Three Oaks Pkwy
Ft. Myers, FL 33967 United States
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EHS Board Workshop Meeting

April 21, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
EHS Cottage, 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd
Estero, FL 33928 United States
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As an important part of making this Society as successful as we have been in 2016, our Board of Directors now meets once a month to openly discuss upcoming events, projects and committees.  This meeting is separate from our official Board Meetings. Our Board Meeting is reserved for finalizing business matters. If you have an idea that you would like to share with us, you are more than welcome to attend and discuss with us in an open forum.

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May 2017

EHS Board Meeting

May 2, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
EHS Cottage, 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd
Estero, FL 33928 United States
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Everyone is welcome to attend our board meetings. We do offer a ‘Membership Forum’ at each meeting, if you have something you would like to share or discuss with the Board, please send your request two weeks in advance, to Pamela Fernandez at EsteroHistoricalSociety@gmail.com in order to be placed on the agenda.

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Tea for Twelve at Mimi’s Tea Room

May 18, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
EHS Cottage, 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd
Estero, FL 33928 United States
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$20.00
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EHS Board Workshop Meeting

May 26, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
EHS Cottage, 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd
Estero, FL 33928 United States
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As an important part of making this Society as successful as we have been in 2016, our Board of Directors now meets once a month to openly discuss upcoming events, projects and committees.  This meeting is separate from our official Board Meetings. Our Board Meeting is reserved for finalizing business matters. If you have an idea that you would like to share with us, you are more than welcome to attend and discuss with us in an open forum.

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June 2017

EHS Board Meeting

June 6, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
EHS Cottage, 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd
Estero, FL 33928 United States
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Everyone is welcome to attend our board meetings. We do offer a ‘Membership Forum’ at each meeting, if you have something you would like to share or discuss with the Board, please send your request two weeks in advance, to Pamela Fernandez at EsteroHistoricalSociety@gmail.com in order to be placed on the agenda.

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EHS Board Workshop Meeting

June 30, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
EHS Cottage, 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd
Estero, FL 33928 United States
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As an important part of making this Society as successful as we have been in 2016, our Board of Directors now meets once a month to openly discuss upcoming events, projects and committees.  This meeting is separate from our official Board Meetings. Our Board Meeting is reserved for finalizing business matters. If you have an idea that you would like to share with us, you are more than welcome to attend and discuss with us in an open forum.

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July 2017

Annual Reading of the Declaration of Independence

July 4, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
EHS Cottage, 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd
Estero, FL 33928 United States
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Join us as we read the Declaration of Independence with JoAnn Luce as Moderator and Storyteller.

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October 2017

What Happened to Ochopee? ~ Meet the Author and Book Signing

October 9, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
EHS Cottage, 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd
Estero, FL 33928 United States
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Come and meet author, Jeff Whichello has he talks about his book, What Happened to Ochopee?  Jeff will have books available for purchase and would be thrilled to autograph them for you! What Happened to Ochopee? - Politicians contended for prestige beneath an environmental spotlight while government agencies pushed their personal land grab agendas on the hopeful South Florida community of Ochopee. Since the 1920s pioneering families came to the area with the common belief of making a life in an…

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Mound House and Museum

October 10, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mound House and Museum, 451 Connecticut St
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931 United States
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$15

Mound House and Museum - Carpool available from our Cottage at 9:00 a.m.  RSVP and full payment by Oct. 2, 2017 Mound House is a unique archaeological and historical site on Fort Myers Beach located directly on Estero Bay and offers a variety of programs for local residents, visitors and school groups. Experience this one of a kind museum that sits atop a 2,000 year old Calusa Indian Shell Mound.

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Mimi’s Tea Room

October 19, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
EHS Cottage, 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd
Estero, FL 33928 United States
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$20

Join our "Tea Lady", Barbara Toth  for a quaint and intimate Tea for Twelve at our Cottage.  Seating is very limited.  Give Barb a call or email her for a reservation.

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History of a Seminole Indian

October 23, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
EHS Cottage, 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd
Estero, FL 33928 United States
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$5

A fascinating opportunity to come and hear the history of the Seminole Indians given by Matthew Griffin.  Matthew will talk about the war period of 1835-1842 in full Seminole attire.  He will also share some materials and artifacts with us and answer any questions you may have about the Seminoles.  Non-Members $5.00 donation please.

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Family Halloween Festival

October 28, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Koreshan State Park, 3800 Corkscrew Road
Estero, FL 33928 United States
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Join us at the Koreshan State park for a hayride and lil bit of history.

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November 2017

Boomer Home and Grounds

November 7, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Boomer Home Estero, FL United States + Google Map
$20

Two tours of this beautiful historic home are being offered on this day on 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.  Space is limited.  Call Barb for reservations.  RSVP and full payment by Nov. 1, 2017. The site contains about one-half mile of shoreline along the Estero River and a historic home. About 26 acres is reserved as a “life estate” so that Nola Boomer can live in the family home for the rest of her life. The property will be managed…

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A Special Veterans Day Program

November 13, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
EHS Cottage, 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd
Estero, FL 33928 United States
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Join us for a special Veteran's Day Program.  The Naples Therapeutic Riding Center tell us how they started a program called Operation Strides which focuses on our Veteran's who come back from the war and need some good 'ol fashioned lovin from a HORSE!  All Veteran's are invited to our event as we have a very special token for you for coming and to thank you for your service. Below is a link to NTPC website with a short video on…

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Koreshan State Park Guided Tour

November 16, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Koreshan State Park, 3800 Corkscrew Road
Estero, FL 33928 United States
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$20

Koreshan State Park - Guided Tour of the park.  Enjoy a Koreshan lunch cooked the old fashioned way after the tour. RSVP and full payment by Nov. 1, 2017   

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December 2017

Christmas Luncheon

December 8, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
The Villages at Country Creek Clubhouse, 21180 Country Creek Drive
Estero, FL 33928 United States
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$30
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Annual Membership Meeting

December 11, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
EHS Cottage, 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd
Estero, FL 33928 United States
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Annual Membership Meeting and Elections for Board of Directors.

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Your Family Genealogy

December 11, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
EHS Cottage, 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd
Estero, FL 33928 United States
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Speaker Carol Rooksby-Weidlich, President of the Lee County Genealogical Society talks to us about getting started with your own family history.  

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January 2018

History of Robert’s Ranch

January 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
EHS Cottage, 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd
Estero, FL 33928 United States
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In 1521, Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon’s attempted to settle Florida at the mouth of the Caloosahatchee River. While the settlement failed, some of the expedition’s cattle remained. By the 1600s, 20,000 head of cattle supported early Spanish settlements and missions. The industry flourished despite all the flags that flew over Florida. Open range, unclaimed herds, and the lawless frontier ultimately created Cattle Barons, wide-open cow towns, rustlers, and a new breed of tough cow-hunters. The story of cattle…

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Mimi’s Tea Room

January 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
EHS Cottage, 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd
Estero, FL 33928 United States
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$20

Join our "Tea Lady", Barbara Toth  for a quaint and intimate Tea for Twelve at our Cottage.  Seating is very limited.  Give Barb a call or email her for a reservation.

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Palm Cottage, Norris Gardens and Archival Center

January 25 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Palm Cottage, 137 12th Ave S
Naples, FL 34102 United States
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$13

Palm Cottage – Norris Gardens and Archival Center. Tour Naples oldest home and gardens, circa 1895. Carpool from our Cottage at 9:30 a.m.   RSVP and full payment by Jan. 8, 2018         

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February 2018

Sweet Family Stories for Valentine’s Day

February 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
EHS Cottage, 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd
Estero, FL 33928 United States
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Speaker Paulette Walters will join us from the DAR Barefoot Beach Chapter and will be sharing her sweet Family Stories with us in honor of Valentine's Day. 

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Everglades Wonder Gardens VIP Jungle Tour

February 20 @ 9:15 am - 1:00 pm
Everglades Wonder Gardens, 27180 Old 41 Rd
Bonita Springs, FL 34135 United States
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$12

Everglades Wonder Gardens - Includes a VIP Tour through the jungle.   Carpool from our Cottage at 9:15 a.m. RSVP and full payment by Feb 12, 2018

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