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Cape Coral Historical Society Museum

History in the Making

Welcome to the Cape Coral Historical Museum. Cape Coral is a vast, modern city that grew out of land-deals and salesmanship. Our campus in Cultural Park features three exhibit buildings, with sustainable Florida landscaping and our historic rose garden.

We invite you to view our exhibits, where you can experience the way it was “back in the day.” Examine our collection of ancient Native American artifacts. Trace our transformation from cattle ranches and farms to a city of canals. Learn about the developers who created a global marketing machine and enlisted Hollywood stars to invent our tropical paradise. Join us!

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Volunteers Needed!

Do you love history; meeting new people; working on projects?

Then become a volunteer at the Cape Coral Historical Museum.

We are expanding hours beginning in November, and we need volunteers to greet visitors and work on projects.

Come join us for a couple of hours each week. You'll have fun and meet great people!

Volunteers are our critically important. Read more on the "Help Us" page, and fill out the volunteer application form there.

Upcoming events


It's time to order your tickets for the Second Annual Cape Coral Historical Museum’s Bluegrass Jamboree with BBQ.

Join us on Saturday, January 28, 2017 from Noon till 5pm at the Cape Coral Historical Museum, 544 Cultural Park Blvd.

General Admission tickets are $15 per person. VIP tickets (which include food and admission to VIP tent) are $50. 

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact: 239-772-7037 or capecoralmuseum@outlook.com

  Jamboree Tickets Order Form  

What Is This?

One of the joys of the museum experience is finding artifacts of days gone by and learning the role they played in daily life many years ago.

Here's this month's puzzler. What is this device?


This is a popcorn popper, probably from the late 1800s early 1900s.  It was used over a fire or hot stove to pop popcorn. No microwaves or air-poppers back then!

We invite you to visit the museum and have fun rediscovering our past!

From the Director

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your families. The museum will be closed this week November 23, 24, 25, & 26. We look forward to welcoming visitors again on our regular schedule beginning on Wednesday, November 30.

Shalla Ashworth

Our collection and archive inventory projects are gearing up. Our volunteers are busy working on artifact inventory and archive organization. We greatly appreciate the Cape Coral Community Foundation and the Giving Alliance of Women, for helping to fund this project.

We are looking ahead with plans for our Second Annual Bluegrass Jamboree on January 28. I hope you'll all be able to attend and enjoy the great music.

Welcome to our new Museum Coordinator, Breanne Hastings, a recent graduate of FGCU with a Bachelor's Degree in Anthropology.

Brea will be managing the museum during open hours; and recruiting and coordinating our wonderful volunteers. Brea previously was an Education and Animal Care Assistant at the Imaginarium Science Center in Fort Myers.

Again, I wish you and your families a Happy Thanksgiving!

Shalla Ashworth
Executive Director

"I Didn't Know That!"

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One of the most common things you hear at the Museum is "I didn't know that!"

Our archives and exhibits reveal Cape Coral's fascinating history. Our city is still young, but we have been home to generations of families and businesses that have left their mark and made us who we are today.

The museum is where our history lives.

Become a museum member or give the gift of museum membership.

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