Celebrating Centuries of Captiva History

Upcoming Event:

Jan 16 2019

Double-Feature Movie Night

A double-feature of the CIHS "Captiva Memories" documentary series: "Artists & Authors" and "South Seas: Captiva's Enduing Paradise."

Our Archives

The Captiva Island Historical Society archives contain more than 10,000 digitally preserved items; including photographs, postcards, family letters, newspaper articles and oral histories.

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History Gallery

The History Gallery illustrates Captiva’s unique, diverse history. The space takes on the wooden look of the interior of the old mailboat, ‘Santiva’, which serviced the islands prior to the construction of the Sanibel Causeway in 1963.

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The Captiva Island Historical Society has produced a collection of film documentaries. Told first hand, these documentaries capture the spirit of the island. DVDs of the complete collection can be acquired for a donation to the CIHS.

(860) 276-9373

Support History

Your support will help the Captiva Island Historical Society to digitize its archives, maintain the History Gallery, present educational programs, and record additional oral histories; all to capture and preserve the unique and diverse history of Captiva.

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Bridging the Past and the Present