Cultivating Community - Stories of Immokalee's African American Pillars & Pioneers
January 10, 2023 - April 29, 2023
Immokalee Pioneer Museum at Roberts Ranch
They came for work. Laying rail, cutting timber, milling, and vegetable picking brought hard-working people south to the edge of Big Cypress. That there was work in Immokalee was known from Mississippi to Maryland. Teachers, preachers, and entrepreneurs followed. Not all would stay but eventually, a culturally rich, close-knit community grew. Cultivating Community explores this early history of Immokalee through the memories of its African American community members.
Opening Reception with the Author: February 3 | 5:30 - 7:30 PM Join us for light refreshments to hear the authorof the exhibit discuss her research.