Celebrating Centuries of Captiva History

November 13, 2018

Launch, Lunch & Look

Your Invitation To A One-Of-A-Kind Experience
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Boca Grande is rich
in history, experiences
and legend!

Join the CIHS as we cruise from Captiva to Boca Grande for a private buffet lunch and docent talk at the historic Gasparilla Inn. Then, simply enjoy the inn or explore individual options such as the Boca Grande Historical Society History Center in the historic Teacherage House, the inspired and historic Johann Fust Community Library, or the brand-new Boca Grande self-guided “Florida Stories” walking tour.


Our Archives

The Captiva Island Historical Society archives contain more than 10,000 digitally preserved items; including photographs, postcards, family letters, newspaper articles and oral histories.

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History Gallery

The History Gallery illustrates Captiva’s unique, diverse history. The space takes on the wooden look of the interior of the old mailboat, ‘Santiva’, which serviced the islands prior to the construction of the Sanibel Causeway in 1963.

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The Captiva Island Historical Society has produced a collection of film documentaries. Told first hand, these documentaries capture the spirit of the island. DVDs of the complete collection can be acquired for a donation to the CIHS.

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Support History

Your support will help the Captiva Island Historical Society to digitize its archives, maintain the History Gallery, present educational programs, and record additional oral histories; all to capture and preserve the unique and diverse history of Captiva.

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Bridging the Past and the Present