Crash Course in Cape Coral History -- The Cape Coral Historical Society and Museum

Posted by Mary Ray on Thursday, August 14th, 2014 at 11:32am.

The Cape Coral Historical Society and Museum is keeping local history alive through chronically the history of this unique city. While the museum is closed throughout July and August, it will soon reopen as a prime resource for Cape Coral's history. Everyone you encounter through the historical society and museum is friendly, knowledgeable and willing to answer any questions you may have about the museum exhibits or local history. The museum also hosts several special programs throughout the year including monthly presentations and field trips. 
The museum was originally houses in the clubhouse at the Cape Coral Country Club, but in 1977, it was moved to the Four Freedoms Park where it was used as a multi-functional facility. Later in 1983 the museum was again moved to Cultural Park where the museum was established officially established. The museum consists of three buildings — the Rosen Building, Kelly Building and Gulf American Building. The exhibits cover the history of Cape Coral from its founding until now. Major exhibits at the Cape Coral Historical Society and Museum include Cape Coral at a Glance, Reference Library & Gift Shop, Cape Coral Country Club, Rose Garden Mural, Military, Rose Garden, Demonstration Native Landscapes, Cracker House & Homesteaders and Gulf American Land Corporation. The gift shop sells books, dvd's, art prints and other miscellaneous items and gifts. 

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