2019-2020 Events

The CIHS is best known for our programs.  This is one of the fundamental ways we deliver on our mission of gathering, interpreting and sharing the history of Captiva. The CIHS is proud to showcase another season of programs designed to educate, enlighten and entertain.  

We hope you will plan on joining us for this season's programs.

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  • November 18, 2019

    Celebrating Historic ‘Tween Waters Inn

    ‘Tween Waters Inn is one of the historic treasures of Captiva. An experience exclusive to this CIHS event includes a sumptuous buffet dinner in the newly-renovated Old Captiva House, docent talk by Tony Lapi, and theatrical appearance by a personality from our island’s yesteryear.
  • January 13, 2020

    Homage To History

    CIHS Presents The Betty Anholt 'Guardian of History' Award

    Our standing-ovation tribute to this exceptional island historian includes an intimate dinner and unique opportunity to learn about the award’s inspiring namesake, Betty Anholt.
  • January 25, 2020

    History Two-fer!

    This event comprises the official reopening of the renovated History Gallery, plus the introduction of the self-guided Walking Tour of Captiva Island historic landmarks.
  • February 05, 2020

    Double Feature Movie Night

    Sanibel premiere of two of our documentaries: “Buck Key: Island of History & Mystery” and “Blind Pass: The Bridge That Connects.”
  • February 18, 2020

    Black Bart

    From Bullets to Books

    The forgotten, notorious life of Captiva loner Reimund Holzhey (1866-1952). His life attracted the attention of newspapers in the entire United States, and even European newspapers wrote about him and his transformation from hardened criminal and prisoner to photographer, writer, and successful investor.
  • March 03, 2020

    "Sands of Time"

    Documentary Premiere

    Explore the history and future of erosion on Captiva at the debut of our latest full-length documentary.
  • April 06, 2020

    Sentimental Journey

    The War Years: Captiva Island 1941-1945

    A moving salute to Captiva Island wartime memories are expressed through visual image, narrative, and song.


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It is with gratitude that the CIHS recognizes The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company for their continuing and generous support, which helps us once defray the cost of this season's programs.

Bridging the Past and the Present