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Captiva Island Historical Society's History Gallery

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Captiva Library

I listed this review with the library as this is a hidden gem inside the library. Excellent stop... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2018
Indianapolis, Indiana
Great little gem

History can be fun and there is a great deal of fun to be had at the Captiva Historical Society... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2018
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23 Sep 2018
“Captiva Library”
16 Sep 2018
“Great little gem”
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11550 Chapin Lane, Captiva Island, FL 33924
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Reviewed 20 August 2014

This is a recent addition to the island . It is a good beginning to something long overdue. Please stop by and give them your support!

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Reviewed 24 September 2018

I listed this review with the library as this is a hidden gem inside the library. Excellent stop on the way to lunch if you need to get out of sun for a bit. You can see much heart and love has gone into this...More

Thank Shellangeloni
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

History can be fun and there is a great deal of fun to be had at the Captiva Historical Society. The gallery is adjacent to the Captiva Memorial Library and Vsptiva Community Center on Chapin Lane, Captiva, fl.Study the past in pictures. Then drop into...More

Thank OurCaptiva
Reviewed 19 June 2018

My wife and I first went here about 3 years ago at Christmas time. What a pleasant surprise. We have been back countless times since then to relive and review what we had seen before. Take time to stop in here. They have done a...More

Thank Peteo72
Reviewed 2 June 2017

this is by no means a complete history of the island but definitely recommended for anyone staying on Captiva to understand some more about the island

Thank ODProjman
Reviewed 23 May 2017

A great place to spen an hour or so to learn the history of the island. Interactive activities for all ages. A must see.

Thank Cathy S
Reviewed 10 March 2017

I stopped by the library quickly one afternoon to see it's policy for visitors and came upon the Historical Society exhibit - quite interesting look back on the history of the area. There was also an art exhibit going on with some lovely works by...More

Thank travelgal617
Reviewed 13 October 2016

I have only lived on the SW coast of FL for 7 years. But I find the history fascinating down here. Visit this place and it will get you started on that same feeling - I believe.

1  Thank Peteo72
Reviewed 7 June 2016

This is an excellent place to come if you're interested in historical facts about the area. The Historical Society has put together an exceptional presentation of facts and photos that will answer many of your questions. A very enjoyable visit.

1  Thank Frank d
Reviewed 22 March 2016

We stumbled upon this exhibit while visiting the Captiva Library. It was very interesting learning the history of this area. The display is interactive, beautiful, and very well done! It appeals to all ages.

1  Thank K G
Reviewed 11 February 2016

This is a lovely historical exhibit with old glass plate photos from the early 1900’s, a movie, and stories from historical people on the island. We enjoyed it very much.

Thank bjh04
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25 January 2016|
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Sorry, Closed on Sundays