About Us

Who are we?

The Cape Coral Historical Society incorporated on June 12, 1980. Three years later they purchased the original Cape Coral Country Club Pro Shop and Snack Bar building from the City of Cape Coral and started creating what would become the Cape Coral Museum of History. The Museum opened to the public in 1987 and has since expanded to three buildings filled with exhibits.

Operated by the Cape Coral Historical Society and governed by its fifteen-member Board of Directors, the Museum’s operations are supported by one full-time and one part-time staff member, with an active volunteer pool of approximately 50 individuals. The Museum is open to the public approximately 200 days per year (11am-4pm Wednesday-Friday, and 10am-2pm Saturday).

Diane Thompson

Front Desk Manager

Janel Trull

Executive Director

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Our Vision

We envision a center to engage and inspire a stronger community with greater social connection through honoring and promoting the history, culture and unique character of Cape Coral.

Our Mission

We welcome all generations to share the unique history of Cape Coral and Southwest Florida through our collections, exhibitions, educational initiatives, programs, and research.

Board of Directors

The Board consists of fifteen members from within the community and oversees fundraising and outreach by the Museum.

Executive Board

Gloria Raso-Tate, President
Chuck Warren, Vice President
Linda Biondi, Secretary
Donna Germain, Treasurer


Jacque Collins
Daniel J. Gutierrez
Tom Hayden

Robert Lauson
Lorri Philbin
Karen Ramos

    Ex Officio

    Tony Constantino
    John Frank


      See the list below for the most commonly asked questions. Don’t see your question below? Contact us at 239-772-7037 or email info@capecoralmuseum.org for more information about the Museum and how to visit.

      Is there an admission fee to view the Museum?

      Yes, Adults 18 and over are $5 per person. Children 17 and under are free. Students with a valid college ID also receive free entrance to the Museum.

      Do we have to go on a guided tour, or can the Museum be viewed without a tour guide?

      At this time the Museum is only available for viewing via guided tour. Guided tours start at the top of each hour.

      How much is a membership to the Museum?
      We have several levels of memberships from basic Individual and Family memberships to Corporate and Supporter memberships for those who want to do just a little bit more. Find out more information here