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Pauline Reeves Gallery
 
  “Remembering the Rod & Gun:
from Pioneer Homestead to Dignitary Destination
 
November 3, 2018 to February 1, 2019
 
This exhibit celebrates the rich history of Everglades City – the birthplace of Collier County – by exploring the evolution of the landmark Rod & Gun Club. Originally a general store and post office that hosted the town’s first school, the Rod & Gun Club would later welcome movie stars, gangsters, rock musicians and half a dozen U.S. Presidents. Step back in time as we trace the roots of this world-famous fishing lodge to its beginnings as the site of first permanent pioneer homestead in Southwest Florida.