Celebrating Centuries of Captiva History

Upcoming Event:

Jan 09 2023

Historic St. Augustine Getaway

January 9-12, 2023

Join us and experience the Florida history of Spanish colonialism, swashbuckling pirates, Henry Flagler and the Gilded Age. Offers many unique experiences you wouldn’t have access to on your own. Limited to 50 People on a first sign-up basis.

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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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