The Captiva Island Historical Society depends solely on donations from our friends and supporters.

Give the Gift of History

Become a Supporter of the CIHS,  a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. Financial gifts are tax deductible.

The CIHS may be best known for our programs.  This is one of the fundamental ways we deliver on our mission of sharing the history of our islands.  Your donation provides the financial resources for us to produce a full schedule of stimulating, educational events, with free admission and complimentary refreshments.

Second, your contribution helps us preserve our island’s history.  The CIHS Archives, accessible to the public on our website, contain over 10,000 digitally stored items, including family letters, newspaper articles, photographs, postcards, and audio recordings.

Third, your support helps us maintain our History Gallery, a replica of the iconic mail boat Santiva, located in the Captiva Memorial Library.  To date, the History Gallery has attracted over 30,000 visitors.

Fourth, it’s donor support that provides the funds for the CIHS to produce the seven documentaries in our "Captiva Memories" collection.  These documentaries capture the spirit of the islands through the voices of a rich variety of local character.

We know you have many worthy charitable giving choices.  Please know, a gift at any level is truly appreciated and will help us keep Captiva history in our future.

CIHS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  All financial gifts are tax deductible.


Bridging the Past and the Present