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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February is Burrowing Owl Month at the museum.

Beverly Saltonstall of Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife is the featured speaker at our monthly meeting, 2:30 pm February 9 at the Cultural Park Theater, just north of the museum. Learn about our unique resident - and our city's official bird - at this admission-free event.

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Enter our "Caption Contest" and win a beautifully matted and framed photo of this burrowing owl donated by local photographer, John Holmes. The approximate finished size is 8x10 inches.

Entries must be received at the museum by 4:00 pm, February 25. Send entries to:

Cape Coral Historical Society
P.O. Box 15067
544 Cultural Park Blvd.
Cape Coral FL 33915

Winning caption will be determined by staff of Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife and announced at the Burrowing Owl Festival.

Burrowing Owl Festival
February 27, 10 am - 4 pm
5505 Rose Garden Road, Cape Coral
[Museum will be closed this day.]

Winner need not be present; however since the photo is framed in glass, prize must be picked up at the Museum.

Museum Hours

544 Cultural Park Blvd
Cape Coral, FL  33990
(North of City Hall)

(239) 772-7037

Hours of Operation

Exhibit Buildings
Saturdays: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesdays: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Thursdays: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Office & Gift Shop
Saturdays: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesdays: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursdays: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

We are closed the month of July.
Please note we will be closed on February 27 for the Burrowing Owl Festival.

Our first annual Bluegrass Jamboree January 30 was a great success, far exceeding our expectations. Our attendance goal was 250; we had nearly 600. Without exception everyone commented on how much they enjoyed the event, loved the location and were happy to see Bluegrass Music being recognized locally in an outdoor, family-friendly venue. Many of our guests came from as far as Naples and Sarasota.

Just a quick note of thanks for the help, support and partnership provided by Cape Coral Parks & Recreation: Steve Pohlman, Todd King, Dominic Dunning and all the city departments involved that helped turn the rain-created “Lake Cultural Park” behind the Museum into useable event space.

Thanks to all of our sponsors: Gator Electric, LCEC, Water City Grill, Kirkwood Electric, Cape Coral Community Foundation, Paul Homes, Gulf Coast Village, Edward Jones Investments, Coastal Building Supplies, Waste Pro and Lamar Signs. Their support helps Cape Coral Historical Society and Museum to continue to raise awareness of the history of Cape Coral and allow us to broaden our mission in the growth and expansion of the museum.

A final nod to our great bluegrass performers: Cypress Hollow, Banyan Bluegrass, Bugtussle Ramblers and Emcee Dick Spottswood of " The Dick Spottswood Show;" and to Bubba’s Roadhouse for their great BBQ; and to Coastal Beverage LTD for handling the wine and Budweiser beer.

We’re all looking forward to next year. We’re open for new ideas, but so far, we’re considering having a tent with commemorative T-shirts. We’ll see you at the Jamboree in 2017!

-Wayne Kirkwood, Jamboree Co-Chair

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Directors' Corner

It is our great pleasure to welcome you to the Cape Coral Historical Museum website.

For more than 30 years, the Historical Society has been committed to preserving the history of Cape Coral and our museum is a showcase of these efforts.

Our team of passionate and enthusiastic volunteers will give over 1000 hours of service this year. 

Our membership is always growing with new corporate and individual members joining each month. 

We invite you to join us and hope that you’ll make our museum your own.

-Board of Directors

Valentine Roses All Year

Photo-Rose Garden TrellisYour Valentine deserves an entire Rose Garden - and a museum membership.

Stroll through our beautiful rose garden; and then step back in time to explore museum exhibits from the days of the Calusa to the modern city we know today.

Give your Valentine the Cape Coral history experience.

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