Cultivating Community - Stories of Immokalee's African American Pillars & Pioneers

January 10, 2023 - April 29, 2023

  • Museum Exhibits

Immokalee Pioneer Museum at Roberts Ranch

1215 Roberts Avenue
Immokalee, FL 34142

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.