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CIHS "Captiva Memories" Collection


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Laughter to Legacy - Captiva's Jensen Family

The feature-length film produced by acclaimed CIHS documentarian Ken Sneeden chronicles the history of Twin Palm cottages; the effect the Jensen family has had on Captiva and why those Jensens laughed so much!  Running time: 56 minutes.


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Tight Lines & Big Fish Stories:
The History of Angling on Captiva

Award-winning producer Ken Sneeden has once again reeled in an enlightening and entertaining feature-length film which chronicles how Captiva Island came to be defined by fishing. Running time: 65 minutes.


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Sands of Time: History of Erosion on Captiva

The documentary chronicles the geologic and social history of coastal erosion on Captiva Island, a Florida Gulf Coast barrier island. Running time: 38 minutes.



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Buck Key: Island of History and Mystery 

The surprising story of Buck Key, its Calusa occupants and the early community and plantations that foreshadowed Captiva’s settlement. Running time: 35 minutes.



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South Seas: Captiva's Enduring Paradise

The sands of time created one Captiva; the hurricane of 1921 tore it in half. Although nature divided the land and displaced many families, what  was created became even more magical.  Running time: 36 minutes.


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Our Mailboat Santiva

"Santiva," the old mailboat, which serviced Captiva and Sanibel prior to the construction of the Sanibel Causeway in 1963, inspired the concept and layout of the History Gallery. Running time: 15 minutes.


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By The Sea

Oral Histories of old stories by Georgia Hemphill, Zeke McDonald, Ginger and George Parker and Mark Lewis.
Running time: 38 minutes.


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Earth, Wind & Water

Dottie Wakefield, Bob Sabatino, Kristie Anders, Matt Hall and John Dickey share memories of the characters and times of Captiva Island, including Hurricane Charley.
Running time: 35 minutes.


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A New Folm of Old Stories

Return to the early years on Captiva Island. Listen as voices echo memories of the characters and times of our small barrier island. Running time: 35 minutes.




CIHS & Sanibel Historical Museum Joint Productions

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History of Lodging on Sanibel & Captiva

In the second collaboration between the Captiva Island Historical Society and the Sanibel Historical Museum & Village, this full-length documentary takes a closer look at historic accommodations of the two islands; from rooming home to resorts.
Running time: 49 minutes.


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In recognition of the 100th anniversary of the first Blind Pass Bridge, the Captiva Island Historical Society and Sanibel Historical Museum and Village partnered to chronicle the history of the place where the two islands overlap. Running time: 35 minutes.


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