Celebrating Centuries of Captiva History
Jan 07 2024
Guardian of History Award Presentation
Honoring Kristie Anders
The second Betty Anholt Guardian of History Award honors the contributions and accomplishments in fostering and preserving island history, we celebrate recipient Kristie Anders through video tribute, testimonials and yummy barbecue!
The Captiva Island Historical Society archives contain more than 14,000 digitally preserved items; including photographs, postcards, family letters, newspaper articles and oral histories.
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.
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.
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.