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While vis­it­ing The Nor­ris Gar­dens take the do­cent- guided tour of the Palm Cot­tage, an ad­join­ing house- mu­seum filled with pe­riod fur­nish­ings and his­toric pho­to­graphs. Pro­fes­sion­ally- filmed oral his­to­ries, fur­nished by Naples’ pi­o­neer­ing fam­i­lies, pro­vide additional in­for­ma­tion on the area’s past. Tours are avail­able year- round from 1 to 4 p. m., Tues­day through Satur­day.

An­other added at­trac­tion is the Gar­den- side Chic­kee Chats pro­gram, part of an an­nual lec­ture se­ries hosted by the Naples His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety. Vis­i­tors gather in the open- air Chic­kee Pavil­ion for pre­sen­ta­tions on Flori­da­cen­tric topics from the swamp buggy to the his­tory of hur­ri­canes. Check the Naples His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety’s web­site for the Chic­kee Chats sched­ule. napleshis­tor­i­cal­so­ci­ety.org

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