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February 2020 at Koreshan State Park 

February is an exciting month at the park with additional Sunday, February 9 performances added to Ghost Walk, our premier annual event now in it's 28th year. We're hosting our very first Koreshan Hymn Sing-along, February 23 at 3pm in the Art Hall with Dr. Tom Cimarusti of FGCU accompanied by members of the FGCU orchestra (click here for a video of a recent performance)Koreshan Baking every Sunday at the Cast Iron Cafe, Guided Historic Tours, Nature Programs, Sunday Farmers Market and Native Plant Sale and so much more - for all ages!

See you at the park!


Events*

28th Annual Ghost Walk, February 7, 8 and 9. Tickets still available!

Campfire Circle - Nonnative And Invasive Reptiles In SWFL, February 8 at the Campfire Circle on the River Trail.


Koreshan Hymn Sing-along, February 23, 3pm in the Art Hall. For a video of a recent performance, click here.


3rd Annual Women's History Month, March, featuring public tours and evening programs.

33rd Annual Antique Engine, Quilt & Craft Show, March 14 & 15, 8am - 1pm. For vendor and business/organization/performing participation forms, 
Click here.


Dutch Oven Cooking Demonstrations, 11am, 2nd and 3rd Wednesdays, January - March at the Campfire Circle on the River Trail.

Cracker Cowboy Cooking Demonstrations, 10am, 1st and 3rd Wednesdays January - March at the Cast Iron Cafe.


Fairbanks Morse Engine Start-up and Demonstration - 11am Wednesdays and Saturdays, January - March in the Generator Building.

Art Hall Music Series, 3:30pm, most Saturdays, January - March, in the Art Hall


28th Annual Antique Engine, Quilt & Craft Show - 8am-1pm, March 14 - 15. Handmade Arts, Crafts and Food Vendors needed! Click here for application forms.

Ongoing Events

Guided Historic Settlement Tours, Jan-Mar, Wed - Sun, 10am & 2pm; Apr–Dec, Sat & Sun, 10am.

Farmers Market & Native Plant Sale, Sundays, year-round, 8am-1pm. NEW VENDORS WELCOME! Click here for an application.

Forging Demonstration by Stephen Kalb of Kalb Ironworks by the Cast Iron Cafe, February 16 between 9am and 12pm.

Individuals, Businesses and organizations that would like to sponsor, sell products, or provide activities at our events can click here for application forms or contact us @ FriendsofKoreshan@gmail.com.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO HELP WITH ALL PARK EVENTS! If interested, please email us @ friendsofkoreshan@gmail.com


*Events are free and subject to change; entrance or impact fees required for all events (exceptions: Ghost Walk and Women's History tours and programs). To keep up-to-date with all events, click here or follow us on Facebook.

Become a Friend!

Friends of Koreshan State Park enjoy free park admission, retail discounts, invitations to member-only special events and outings, their own newsletter, among other perks!  We have three levels of memberships you can explore here.

Nature Programs**


Click on any link below to register online.

Nature Talk – Why Native Plants? 
Learn the importance of native plants in the local ecosystem, and resources for native plants. Native plant sale immediately following.


Tuesday Nature Trail Hikes
Learn some park history, history of the Estero River and find out about plants and critters that we meet along the way with a park naturalist!


Saturday Nature Trail Hikes
Learn some park history, history of the Estero River and find out about plants and critters that we meet along the way with a park volunteer!


Beginning Butterflies
A presentation and talk on the butterflies of Koreshan State Park and Southwest Florida.


Beginning Photography
A beginning photography tour of the different habitats and architecture within the park.


Photographer’s Nature Hike
A photographers walk on the nature trails of Koreshan State Park.


Gopher Tortoises
Discover just how fascinating this ancient species is!


Shells – Mysterious Beauties of SWFL
A talk on shells and the mysterious creatures that reside inside.


Manatee and Dolphins
Creatures that are fun to watch and extremely interesting!


Celebrate Florida Gopher Tortoise Day, April 10, 2020
Learn gopher tortoise behaviors, anatomy and fun facts–and hold and see the shells of specimens that lived in Koreshan State Park!

**Space limited! Programs are free with park entry fee ($5 per vehicle with 2-8 occupants, $4 per single-occupant vehicle, and $2 for pedestrians and bicyclists) but reservations are either required or requested.

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Your generous tax-deductible contributions to the Friends of Koreshan help us continue our mission to support Koreshan State Park. Please contribute by donating, volunteering your time or shopping on AmazonSmile and GoodShop to donate a percentage of your purchases to the Friends.
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Koreshan State Park Celebrates Women’s History Month

by Elizabeth Brown, Volunteer, Docent, Tour Guide

In 1894, something extraordinary was happening along the banks of Mosquito Creek in what is now known as Koreshan State Park. Dr. Cyrus Teed had sent down the first group of his followers from Chicago to clear land and begin building what would be the foundations of his vision of a religious-utopian community called the [read more]
 
 
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Estero FL 33928
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