Marco Island Historical Society (MIHS) has received a generous grant from the Marco Island Community Fund of the Community Foundation of Collier County. The grant will provide funds for directional signage and interpretive panels for the Marco Island Historical Museum campus to enhance the visitor experience.
According to MIHS Executive Director Pat Rutledge, “With the help of the Marco Island Fund of the Community Foundation of Collier County, visitors to the Marco Island Historical Museum not only will have an easier time navigating the campus, they also will be better informed about our extensive outdoor exhibits. We are deeply grateful for this support.”
The Marco Island Fund of The Community Foundation of Collier County provides support to organizations significantly serving Marco Island. The Community Foundation of Collier County, now in its 35th year, is a tax-exempt, public, charitable organization established in 1985 to increase and focus on local private philanthropy. Today, the Community Foundation of Collier County manages more than 750 funds, collaborates with hundreds of nonprofits, holds $250 million in assets and has distributed nearly $200 million in grants to nonprofit organizations and community programs. The Community Foundation of Collier County is one of Florida’s fastest-growing community foundations. For good. Forever. Learn more at cfcollier.org or call 239-649-5000.
The Marco Island Historical Museum is located at 180 S. Heathwood Drive. The Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free, and the site is handicapped accessible. Face coverings are required for entry, and social distancing and sanitizing practices are being followed. For general information visit www.themihs.org or call (239) 389-6447.