Current Events

Last year Hurricane Ian wielded significant disruption to our operations and programs. That’s why we’re especially excited to be able to resume delivering on our mission of sharing the history of our islands.  The coming season promises an ambitious calendar of eight programs, running from November to March.

We hope you will join us!

  • November 08, 2023

    On the Water with Captain Brian


    A special evening on the water with Captain Brian Holaway. Enjoy learning about Pine Island Sound. Hear stories about the history, its people and the characters who have come before.
  • January 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!
  • January 24, 2024

    “Secrets and Stories of the Sanibel Lighthouse”

    Documentary Movie Night

    The Captiva screening of Secrets and Stories of the Sanibel Lighthouse created by Ken Sneeden and produced by Sanibel Historical Museum and Village (SHMV).
  • January 31, 2024

    Historic Landmarks Guided Walking Tour


    Docent-guided tour of notable historic landmarks on Captiva Island.
  • February 07, 2024

    Captiva’s Historic Cemetery


    Ever wonder who was first laid to rest here - what’s with those coins on the headstones - or are plots still available?  Meet three island characters from the past whose entertaining and informative narratives will answer those questions, and more!
  • February 13, 2024

    “The Spirit Behind the Spirit of St. Louis”

    Meet Ben Barrett, author, and grandson of Captivan Harold “Bix” Bixby, the man at the heart of the group who funded Charles Lindbergh’s solo trans-Atlantic flight.
  • February 15, 2024

    Encore: Historic Landmarks Guided Walking Tour

    Due to its overwhelming success, a repeat of our guided walking tour will happen Thursday, February 15th
  • March 06, 2024

    From Laughter to Legacy - Captiva’s Jensen Family


    Thought you knew them? Attend the premiere of the 10th documentary in our “Captiva Memories” collection and maybe we’ll finally all find out why those Jensens laughed so much!
  • March 20, 2024

    Celebrating Women’s History Month

    You’ll learn about the origins and subsequent history of the Captiva Civic Association. You will also view the premiere of our new short-subject films, lauding some of the captivating women who shaped our island’s history.

Season Presenting Sponsor
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It is with gratitude the CIHS recognizes The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company for their generous support over the past years.

Bridging the Past and the Present