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Captiva Island Historical Society launches web site

By Staff | Apr 13, 2012

The Captiva Island Historical Society (CIHS) has launched a web site to share its collection of historic photos and information with the public. The site can be opened at captivaislandhistoricalsociety.org. Smart phones can also access the site using an available QR Code.

Jim Pigott, President of CIHS, said, “Currently our web site has six pages, including historic photos and video clips from our first two oral history films created by Rusty Farst. The first film, ‘Captiva Memories a new film of old stories,’ was shown last year, and ‘Earth, Wind and Water’ was introduced last month. Each can be obtained by making a $100 tax-deductible donation per film to the Society.”

One page allows the viewer to e-mail the Society. CIHS plans to expand its site to add more historic photos and provide news of the Society.

Currently, the Society has loaned the Captiva Memorial Library a rocking chair that is attributed to have been used by Teddy Roosevelt during his stay on Captiva. On his visit to the island, Roosevelt was active in working with students at the Snyder School for Boys.

Jim Pigott encourages people to visit the site. “We’re a young historic society, but we want to share our island’s unique stories with as many people as possible,”he said.