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Cape Coral Historical Museum reopens today

By Staff | Sep 3, 2013

After being closed for the months of July and August for the normal summer break, the Cape Coral Historical Museum is scheduled to reopen Wednesday, Sept. 4. The museum features fascinating exhibits, allowing visitors to experience the way it was here in the community “back in the day.”

Under the direction of curator Anne Cull, who oversees a staff of volunteers, the museum records and presents the story of Cape Coral through the years.

The facility that houses the main part of the museum, the Rosen Building, was originally the Cape Coral Country Club Pro Shop and Snack Bar. In 1977 it was moved to Four Freedoms Park and used as a multi-functional facility. In 1984 the Historical Society moved the building to its current location in Cultural Park for the establishment of the museum in 1986. Since that time, two other historical structures, the Gulf American and Kelly buildings, have been added to the grounds. Each building features a different historical presentation theme.

The museum, located at 544 Cultural Park Blvd., near Cultural Park Theatre, is open Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays from 1-4 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for children. For additional information, call 239-772-7037.

The Cape Coral Historical Society maintains the history of Cape Coral through the museum.

The Historical Society is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. New members and volunteers are always welcome to become an integral part of the preservation of the life and times of Cape Coral. Members meet the second Tuesday of the month (except June, July and August), at Cultural Park Theatre to enjoy programs of interest.