MORE TO EXPLORE
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