The museum offers more than 10,000 square feet of displays, plus a traveling exhibit room, lecture hall, native gardens, restored Naples cottages, archaeology lab, Seminole village, Calusa Indian
camp and more, colliermuseums.
The home was built atop an ancient Calusa Indian
shell mound and is now a restaurant and inn with the most unique decor you'll ever see.
The original inn, located on a former Calusa Indian
shell mound, now houses the reception area and restaurant.
A I have many works of which I'm proud but perhaps the most would be the illustrations, jewlery making and replicas of the Calusa Indian
artifacts I did for the Florida Natural History museum in Gainesville.
So, off they went with the water truck, torches, and assorted gear down the service road, past the eagle protection gate to the Calusa Indian
Eyes of the Calusa" by Holly Moulder is the story of Mara, a Calusa Indian
from the southwest coast of Florida, who is captured by pirates and sold into slavery.
Built atop an ancient Calusa Indian
shell mound, it serves today as an inn, with six guest rooms.
In fact, I understand that the Calusa Indian
word for the month of June was Snooka.
Permanent exhibits, such as a life-size diorama of a Calusa Indian
village, will open in 2011.
The Hermitage homestead, 100 years old next year, is on the National Register of Historic Places, yet it seems young compared to the pre-historic Calusa Indian
midden buried beside it.
You can still clearly see trails to ancient Calusa Indian
fishing camps along its shores.
The museum is a treasure trove of Calusa Indian
artifacts discovered in archaeological digs.