The History Gallery

Visit and explore historical events and people that shaped Captiva !

The History Gallery illustrates Captiva’s unique, diverse history. Cleverly conceived and created, the space takes on the wooden look of the interior of the old mailboat, ‘Santiva’, which serviced the islands prior to the construction of the Sanibel Causeway in 1963.

The boat windows feature interpretive panels and touch screen access to historic photos sure to pique one’s historical interest. Meet the Calusa Indians, the fishermen, the homesteaders and their families, who were the hardy residents of the islands. Become acquainted with the artists and authors who traveled to spend idyllic vacations on the island.

The History Gallery:

  • Located in the Captiva Civic Center, Chapin Lane, Captiva
  • Accessed through the Captiva Memorial Library
  • Open during Captiva Memorial Library hours
Captiva Civic Center
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