Charlotte County History Services is dedicated to bringing a wide array of outreach opportunities to the community through programs, events, and traveling exhibits. For more information call 941.629.7278.
History Quest! is a fun way to explore Charlotte County with one of our history-based geocaches and printable quests. This free program is ongoing as new quests and caches are added over time.
Indian Spring Cemetery Self-Guided Tour
9500 Indian Springs Cemetery Road
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
This free, ongoing tour leads you through Indian Spring Cemetery, established in 1886. The cemetery is open from dawn to dusk. Printed guides are available at the cemetery entrance.
Charlotte Harbor Cemetery Self-Guided Tour
This free, ongoing tour explores Charlotte Harbor Cemetery, the oldest marked cemetery in Charlotte County. The cemetery is open from dawn to dusk. Printed guides are available at the cemetery entrance.
Telling Your Story: History in the Parks
Charlotte County Libraries & History is bringing its history collections to you! Each month during the 2021 Centennial, a new sign will be dedicated in a Charlotte County park with images and information highlighting an artifact straight from the archives. Stay tuned as we announce specific dates, times, and locations for future installations and virtual dedication ceremonies.
Punta Gorda Army Airfield Exhibit
Punta Gorda Airport's Bailey Terminal
28000 Airport Road
Punta Gorda, FL 33982
This permanent exhibit displays a glimpse into the past of the Punta Gorda Airport when it served as the Punta Gorda Army Airfield during World War II. Admission is free.
Telling Your Story: A Centennial Exhibit
Charlotte County is turning 100! To commemorate this historic event, Charlotte County Libraries and History presents “Telling Your Story,” an exhibit that showcases a diverse array of artifacts from the county’s archival collection. From a printing press to photographs to household items, “Telling Your Story” explores our county’s rich history and the people that have called it home.
This exhibit is on display at the Mid-County Regional, Englewood, and Punta Gorda Libraries through December 2021, with each location featuring a different set of artifacts. Admission is free.
Public Participation Opportunities
Oral History Project
Charlotte County History Services hopes to preserve the voices and memories of our area's past. We are currently seeking local individuals willing to tell their tales (or the stories of their families) about living in the Charlotte County area. These oral histories are recorded and preserved in our archive for generations to come. Help us to keep these stories alive; contact us at 941.629.7278 to share today!