When the Koreshans moved from Chicago to the Estero area in the mid-1890s, they brought with them fifteen boxcars of goods and personal property, including a rare Steinway piano. (more…)
The Koreshan Unity began in the 1870s in New York, where, after God came to him in the form of a beautiful woman, Dr. Cyrus Teed began preaching equality and that “We Live Inside” a hollow Earth. He formed groups of followers in New York City and Moravia and later moved to Chicago Illinois. There, Teed and […]
Interpretive Nature Programs Reservation Forms
The name Estero is Spanish for estuary – where the river meets the sea – and until the 1970s much of the settlement and development in Estero was near the Estero River, then called Mosquito Creek. (more…)
Now accepting vendor applications and sponsorships for our 2018 – 2019 events @ http://friendsofkoreshan.org/forms/!
For those of you still in the area (or who live here), come visit our Friends of Koreshan State Park booth at the 90th Tamiami Trail Anniversary, Saturday, April 28 @ Museum of the Everglades, 105 West Broadway, Everglades City, FL, 34139, and May 1 at the 2018 Lee County Travel Rally @ Lakes Park in Fort Myers. Hope to see […]
We are pleased to announce that the Art Hall roof is now being restored! Thank you to the Florida State Park Service, and (more…)
We have a problem! The roofs of our beautiful structures are leaking and causing water damage. The Florida State Park Service has placed a tarp on the roof of the Art Hall and have plans to replace some roofs, but the need for maintenance, repair and restoration doesn’t end there. The Planetary Court needs (more…)