The Old Naples
(ONWA) was formed to educate residents and tourists on the people and industry of a historic and cultural destination that once served as the first economic center of the City of Naples in the 1920s. The ONWA's mission's is to promote the history on and around the waterfront as a "place" or destination with a diversity of activities, good and services.
The ONWA has participated in a variety of historical, civic and cultural outreaches such as hosting the Nina and Pinta (Columbus ships), where school children were hosted on special days and creating a festival reflective of the history and culture of the area, The Naples Stone Crab Festival. The Annual Festival occurs at the opening of Stone Crab Season in October in partnership with the City of Naples and four other business districts in downtown Old Naples.
This is the first time any association in Collier County or the City of Naples was formed specifically to educate the public on the unique history of the city and its connection to the county in which it resides as well as its unique value for economic sustainability.
- a "place" or destination with a diversity....