Please join us on a 10 am tour of the Marco Island Historical Museum, featuring the “Key Marco Cat” on loan from Smithsonian.

Wednesday March 20, 2019

180 S Heathwood Drive, Marco Island.

Bring $10 per person, exact cash for museum tour.

Carpool departing at 9am from Dillard's at Coastland Mall.

Lunch afterwards on Marco Island at Mango’s Dockside Bistro (dutch treat)  760 N Collier Blvd # 109, Marco Island 34145 (Esplanade Shoppes).

RSVP by Wed March 6 to Susan Short sws11092@gmail.com or (239) 231-3404

For more information about the Key Marco Cat see:

https://www.naplesnews.com/story/entertainment/arts/2018/04/21/year-cat-key-marco-cat-returns-time-home-built/523476002/

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/sponsored/more-9-lives-preserved-against-odds-key-marco-cat-returning-marco-island-florida-180970215/  

Meet the Key Marco Cat, the world-famous cat statuette estimated to have been made between 500 and 1,500 years ago, as it finally returns home to Marco Island, Florida.  The Marco Island Historical Society (MIHS) will be exhibiting the Key Marco Cat and other rare Pre-Columbian Native American artifacts at the Marco Island Historical Museum. This will be the first time in more than 100 years that these artifacts will be together on Marco Island since their discovery... So, why do history lovers and anthropologists say that this exhibit will be the cat’s meow? The Key Marco Cat has been described as one of the finest pieces of Pre-Columbian Native American art ever discovered in North America. At only six inches tall and carved by the Calusa Indians from native hardwood, the Key Marco Cat is a charismatic anthropomorphic feline statuette that was created hundreds of years ago. But the incredible thing is how it survived against all odds.