Celebrating Centuries of Captiva History

Upcoming Event:

Mar 06 2024

From Laughter to Legacy - Captiva’s Jensen Family

Documentary Premiere


Thought you knew them? Attend the premiere of the 10th documentary in our “Captiva Memories” collection and maybe we’ll finally all find out why those Jensens laughed so much!

Our Archives

The Captiva Island Historical Society archives contain more than 14,000 digitally preserved items; including photographs, postcards, family letters, newspaper articles and oral histories.

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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 produce our acclaimed documentaries; all to preserve and share the unique and diverse history of Captiva.

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Documentaries

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 are available, also offered for streaming on Amazon.

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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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Bridging the Past and the Present