We are pleased to announce a Special Presentation of the Naples Historical Society's popular oral histories series, "If These Walls Could Talk," to be held at the Naples Daily News' new office on Immokalee Road.
The Naples Historical Society has captured on film the spirit of early Naples through the eyes of numerous pioneering families. Join us as we commemorate this milestone in the preservation of our rich and vibrant history.
There are three Special Presentations scheduled for Thursday, October 14th. Each one showcases a 24-minute project overview film that includes a few segments of those who generously gave their story of how their family contributed to Naples' development; Guest Speakers will help to bring the spirit of history to the Presentation! Dozens of individual feature-length films are available for viewing only at the Naples Historical Society.
The Naples Daily News will also include a segment of the history of the Naples Daily News, and NIFF will showcase trailers for upcoming films.
*The viewings are FREE but you must be registered to attend.
October 14th, 10 a.m. - Anne Echols Wynn and Mae Janelle (Judy) Echols Storter
Originally from Georgia, the Echols sisters moved to Florida when their mother died and their father was forced to scatter his seven children among relatives. Anne was raised in Everglades City by an aunt and uncle who ran the company laundry for Barron Collier. Judy was sent to Naples, and her memories are of a small town where everyone knew everybody. Their marriages into prominent and pioneering families reflect the interaction between the resort community and the year-round business people who supplied goods and services.