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Collier Museums
May 4, 2023-August 5, 2023

Exhibit: The Queen of Marco & the Creation of Collier County

For many on Marco Island, Tommie Barfield was an indomitable woman that brought roads, ferries, and schools to the tiny island in the early 20th century. A veritable Queen of Marco, as she was known. Few know about her vital role as a lobbyist on Barron Collier’s behalf in Tallahassee, convincing the legislature to create Collier County in 1923. This exhibit will share that story.

location & Contact

Marco Island Historical Museum
180 S Heathwood Dr, Marco Island, FL.

get involved in the


We invite all Collier County organizations to participate in this historic celebration by displaying the Collier Centennial Emblem on your website, marketing materials, signage, merchandise, etc.

The Collier Centennial Emblem is currently available in four formats for public use by Collier County businesses and organizations. Organizations using the Emblem will be featured on the Collier County Centennial website. The Emblem can be displayed now and throughout the end of the Centennial year.

To request an eps version of the Emblem, please complete and submit this form. A member of the committee will contact you. Dimensions and color of the Emblem should not be altered.

Emblem Request form