The Queen’s Gambit: How Tommie Barfield Helped Collier Create the County

July 20, 2023

Museum of the Everglades

105 West Broadway Avenue
Everglades City, FL 34139

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Guest speaker Rebecca Mazeroski, Manager of the Marco Island Historical Museum, will share the story of the “Queen of Marco,” Tommie Barfield, on the 135th Anniversary of her birth (July 20, 1888). Join us as she brings to life this indomitable woman with a true pioneering spirit. Ms. Barfield is well known as a driving force behind the development of Marco Island, but her instrumental role in the lobbying effort to create Collier County often goes unsung. While we are already celebrating 100 years as a county, we just may be serving 135th Birthday cake after the talk.