Exhibition "Rest in Peace: Cemeteries of Collier County"
April 2 - September 30, 2016
Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Naples Depot Museum, 1051 5th Ave. S., Naples, FL 34102
Cemeteries are often thought of as a place of mourning, where one goes to remember those that have passed on. In reality however, cemeteries are also an important historical record that tell the story of those that came before us. This exhibition, produced by the Collier County Museum, will examine the role cemeteries play not only in memorializing those that have passed, but as a fascinating historical record of our early pioneers and their final resting place. Burial sites with their symbols and markings can give us a unique perspective on the religious and cultural heritage of our communities. Cemeteries not only tell the story of those long buried there; they help tell the story of ourselves and the places we live.