Join New York Times bestselling author Randy Wayne White at world famous Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grill for an afternoon of stories, cocktails, food and a once-in-a-lifetime chance to bid on some unique items while helping preserve one of the largest and most important historic sites in Florida, the Calusa Indian settlement at Pineland.

This special event will include a live auction of exclusive, extraordinary items, many contributed by Randy. You must be present to bid. Attendance is limited to 100 people. Reserve your seat today!


Thursday, February 11, 2016
3-6 p.m.

Tickets - $200
$175 eligible for charitable tax deduction 

Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille

5400 S. Seas Plantation Road, Captiva, FL 33924


Calusa fishing scene illustration by Merald Clark

“I like the fact that people have been telling stories here for 3,000 years.”

— Randy Wayne White

People lived and fished on Florida’s Gulf coast long before the first pyramids were built in Egypt. 


Calusa daily life illustration by Merald Clark“This place has layers and layers of human history and discourse.”

— Randy Wayne White

The Calusa built towns, engineered canals and created a thriving culture that dominated south Florida for centuries.


Proceeds from The Calusa Coast will support the Florida Museum of Natural History’s Randell Research Center (RRC). The RRC manages the Calusa complex at Pineland and is dedicated to learning and teaching the archaeology, history, and ecology of Southwest Florida.

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