Captiva Island Historical Society’s History Gallery
From its unique beginnings to its evolution into a tropical paradise that attracts visitors from near and far; learn about the interesting people that helped make Captiva the flourishing destination for many. Find out about writers, such as Anne Morrow Lindbergh, who wrote “gift from the Sea” while on Captiva; what type of fish Teddy Roosevelt caught while fishing on the shores of Captiva Island… Did you know renowned artist Robert Rauschenberg lived and painted on Captiva within walking distance of the Captiva Island Inn?
About The Captiva Island Historical Society (CIHS)
The Captiva Island Historical Society (CIHS) is committed to the preservation and interpretation of the history of Captiva Island, while providing education about the remarkable people and events that have shaped its past. Its goal is to preserve priceless collections, actively pursue new acquisitions, capture oral histories, and develop programs of interest to residents and island visitors.
CIHS is recognized as an established non-profit 501(c)(3) by the federal government and State of Florida. Governed by a Board, CIHS support comes from the generosity of donors from the extended community.
The Captiva Island Historical Society’s Location
11550 Chapin Lane, Captiva Island, FL 33924
For hours of operation and to find out what exhibitions and events are taking place, call 239-472-2323.