Celebrating Centuries of Captiva History

Upcoming Event:

Apr 04 2018

BUCK KEY – Island of History and Mystery

A New "Captiva Memories" Film Documentary

A documentary film premiere that tells the surprising story of Buck Key and its early community that foreshadowed Captiva’s settlement.

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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Latest News

 Stay informed of the latest news from the Captiva Island Historical Society, as well as stories of the island’s history from our regularly published Looking Back and Landmarks features.

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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