Cape coral historical society & museum

Celebrate the holidays at cultural park

Saturday, December 9, 2017

5:00p.m. to 8:00p.m.

528 Cultural Park Blvd.

Cape Coral, FL 33990

Free & Fun for All! 

For the first time in Cape Coral's wonderful history the three entities of Cultural Park will be hosting a Holiday Celebration for the community! The Cape Coral Art League, the Cultural Park Theatre, and the Cape Coral Historical Museum invited you, your friends and family to walk through shining lights and cheer to see each destinations own Holiday Open House! 

card contest winners chosen

Our card contest for the Celebrate the Holidays at Cultural Park event is over, and we are left with three wonderful winners from our community! To see the winners and their GIANT holiday cards just come by and take a stroll on December 9th! 

Thank you to the Following Sponsors for Supporting this Event!


For More Information on Sponsoring this event please click on the link!

Celebrate the Holidays Sponsorship

Give more than cheer this year

When you come to our Celebration, remember those in your community that are less fortunate during the holiday season. Please bring Non-Perishable food or New (Unwrapped) Toys appropriate for Kids ages 3 to 8. The Cape Coral Caring Center will be there collecting these goodies!

Holiday Food:                      Items needed always:

Green Beans                                        Peanut butter

Corn                                                      Cereal

Chicken Broth                                     Vegetables

Cream soup                                         Pasta

Cranberry Sauce                                 Pasta Sauce

Sweet potato or pumpkin                Beans

Gravy                                                     Rice

Stuffing                                                 Soup

Mashed potatoes                               Canned Pasta

Olives/Pickles                                      Hygiene products

Desert                                                   Tuna

We Thank You for your Kindness!

For Rules and Drop Off Locations please click on the Blue link below! 

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Meet the Award Winning Artists of the card contest!

from Left to Right: Roger Deering, Colin Peck, Hal Klingler

Roger Deering, a Maine native, decided to pursue a long-desired dream in the field of art after serving 20 years in the United States Air Force and another 20 in the U.S. Postal Service. After retirement Roger attended many art workshops and joined three art associations where he sold many of his paintings. Many of his paintings reflect the many places he has traveled. Since moving to Florida in 2014, he has focused his art work along the coast using the palette knife technique only in his oil paintings.

Colin Peck specializes in transportation, architectural and seascape painting in both oils and acrylics. He moved to Cape Coral in 2016 from his native England and has been working in public relations for more then 40 years and has written some 9 car and truck-related books, as well as writing 100's of features for car and truck magazines around the world.

Hal obtained his BFA (Bachelor's of Fine Arts) from the University of Toledo, majoring in Painting, Drawing and Art History with a minor in Printmaking and Design. Currently, Hal features Florida Flora and Fauna genre in his paintings after moving from the Midwest to Cape Coral in 2011. Presently, Hal is an active member of the Cape Coral Art League (CCAL) and volunteers on their Board. His early employment was in commercial art. He recently retired from a Fortune 100 company in their Sales and Marketing Department. He is enjoying his retirement with painting, volunteering as well as enjoying his boat.

Meet the Judges of the Card Contest!

From Left to Right: Councilwoman Marilyn Stout, Recreation Superintendent Keith Locklin, City Manager John Szerlag

Marilyn has lived in six states and two foreign countries; and the best place is right here she says, and she have lived here for 35 years now.  Holds a bachelor's in Public Administration from Barry University. She has served on the Lee Health board for 14 years and is in her second service on the City Council. For nine years Marilyn was a member of the Municipal Charter School Governing Board, four of those years as Chair.  Her husband is retired Army and a fishing guide.  

Keith Locklin has been the Recreation Superintendent for the City of Cape Coral Parks & Recreation Department for 12 years and began his career with the City in 1994. He received his B.S in Business from Hodges University and his M.P.A. from FGCU. He’s a graduate of two prestigious National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) schools, The Revenue Development & Management School (2008) and the NRPA Directors School (2016). When he isn’t providing transportation services for his active son, he can be found attending the many, great programs and events offered in the community. 

John Szerlag has been Cape Coral’s city manager since May 2012. He serves as the Executive Director of the South Cape Community Redevelopment Agency, and is also currently a member of the International City Management Association. Szerlag holds a Master’s degree in urban affairs from the University of Detroit, and a Bachelor’s degree in administration from Ferris State College. John has published two articles on local government management and taught a graduate course at Oakland University. 

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