Cape Coral Historical Society & Museum

A Message from the President...

Dear Cape Coral Residents and Cape Coral enthusiasts! Please read the following message from our Board President:

"From the President Wendy Schroder, 

Are you interested in serving on the Cape Coral Historical Society Board of Directors? We need new board members with enthusiasm and experience in membership drives, fundraising, and education. Help us build our future brighter! Please submit a letter of interest and a resume to our Board of Directors for consideration by October 1st. Be a part of the sharing of our unique history of Cape Coral by applying today."

If you are interested in becoming a part of our board, you may send in your Letter of Interest and Resume to:

Cape Coral Historical Society Board

544 Cultural Park Blvd.

Cape Coral FL, 33990

About the Museum

The museum is operated by the Cape Coral Historical Society, a 501(c)(3) organization. Its purpose is to preserve the life and times of Cape Coral.

The public is welcome to tour the museum! We accept walk-in groups as well as scheduled groups. Members tour for free!

We are supported by tour fees, donations, membership dues, and a grant from the City of Cape Coral.

The museum collaborates with the Master Gardeners and the Garden Club of Cape Coral, who manage our beautiful rose garden and our Florida-friendly landscaping; and who offer special gardening tours and programs.


The museum is a repository for photos, maps, videos, books, artifacts and documents of all types related to the founding, development and growth of Cape Coral.

We accept donations of suitable items, which become the property of the museum; and which are then available for display. If you have items you are interested in donating, please contact the Museum!

Board of Directors

The museum is governed by a board of citizen volunteers:

Wendy Schroder, President

Barbara Peet, Vice President

Doug Munro, Treasurer

Weezer Murphy, Secretary

Tony Constantino

Linda Haynes

Nancy Kratt

Judy Peltier

Barbara Salafia

Jean Shields

Gloria Raso Tate

Art Young

Welcome to Our Newest Board Member!

Practically a native of Cape Coral, Nancy Kratt moved with her family from Virginia to Cape Coral in 1972.  Nancy graduated from Cypress Lake High School and then studied at Edison Community College. Her career started with Avatar Properties, the successor developer of Cape Coral, GAC. Working for Avatar, Nancy obtained her real estate salesman’s license and worked as a Leasing Agent in their commercial leasing division until promoted as Avatar’s first woman Cape Coral Project Manager. In 1998 Nancy accepted a position with Cape Coral National Bank as their Administrative Officer and remained a banker working for Fifth Third Bank and Florida Community Bank as a Business Development Officer, and in the REO divisions. In 2010 Nancy obtained her Florida Real Estate Broker License and currently works as an Independent Contractor for Cape Realty Inc. specializing in helping families find their own piece of paradise in Cape Coral. Nancy and her husband of almost 40 years, Robert who has lived in Cape Coral since 1962 own a successful lawn and landscape business, have raised two sons, Stephen and Ryan and now have two granddaughters.

Over the years, Nancy continues to stay involved and give back to the community she loves so much. She has served as: Board of Director and Trustee for the Coral Chamber of Commerce, President of the Rotary Club of Cape Coral, Vice President of the Cape Coral Rotary Club Foundation, Member of the Cape Coral Association of Realtors, Cape Coral Construction Industry Association, American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, Easter Seals, Cape Coral Caring Center, Harry Chapin Food Bank, Cape Coral Community Foundation, Edison Regional Bloodmobile Drives, Goodwill Industries and Habitat for Humanity.

Please join us in welcoming Nancy Kratt to the Cape Coral Historical Society Board of Directors!

Museum Staff

The Cape Coral Historical Museum is staffed by Acting Executive Director Breanne Hastings. She received her B.A. in Anthropology from Florida Gulf Coast University. She handles the day to day operations and guest interaction at the Cape Coral Historical Museum. 

Stop by and say Hello!

 Copyright © 2016  Cape Coral Historical Society Museum
544 Cultural Park Blvd. | Cape Coral, Florida 33990

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software