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Exhibits & Events
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The 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.PAST (7278).
 

Self-Guided Programs

History Quest!​ - Ongoing; Free
History based geocaching and printable quests. New quests and caches are added over time. Follow the link for instructions and prizes. 
Indian Spring Cemetery Self-Guided Tour - Ongoing; Free
9500 Indian Springs Cemetery Road, Punta Gorda, FL 33950, Open Dawn to Dusk
Printed guides are available at the cemetery entrance. 

Upcoming Programs & Events​​​​​​​​

Coloring Charlotte - Multiple Dates & Locations; Free
Wednesday, Dec. 12, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. at Punta Gorda Library
Thursday, Jan. 3, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. at Port Charlotte Library
Friday, Feb. 15, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. at Englewood Charlotte Library
Punta Gorda Founders - Thursday, Dec. 6, 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.; Free
Punta Gorda Library, 424 W Henry St, Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Charlotte Scarborough Taylor Workbooks: Crown Jewel of History Services
Friday, Dec. 7, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Free
Punta Gorda Library, 424 W Henry St, Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Historic Cookie House Tours - Multiple Dates; Free
at Cedar Point Environmental Park, 
2300 Placida Rd., Englewood, Florida 34224
Friday, Jan. 11, 18, & 25, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 19, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 1 & 8, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Highwaymen Art in the Park - Multiple Dates; Free with Reservations Required
Tuesday, Feb. 19 or Wednesday, Feb. 20, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
at Bayshore Live Oak Park, 23157 Bayshore Rd, Port Charlotte, FL 33980
Discover the story of Florida’s African-American landscape painters, the Highwaymen. Attendees will learn the history of these self-taught artists and then create their own painting of the park’s beautiful landscape. 
Reserve online for Feb. 19
Reserve online for Feb. 20
History Quest Walking Tours -Thursdays, January 10th – April 4th,
11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.; Free
Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce, 252 W Marion Ave, Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Discover more about the Historic District of Punta Gorda with a guided session of History Quest. History Quest is a geocaching and questing program of the Charlotte County Historical Center designed to encourage visitors to our local historic sites. 
This program follows the Punta Gorda Historic Mural Society Walking Tour. 

Traveling Exhibits

Punta Gorda Army Airfield Exhibit - Permanent Traveling Exhibit Open to Public
Free admission
at Punta Gorda Airport's Bailey Terminal
Wish You Were Here: Post Cards from Charlotte County History Collections
June - December 2018
Free admission
at Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte, and Mid-County Regional Library
Mary DeBall Kwitz
Current- January 2019
Free admission
Englewood-Charlotte Library, 3450 N Access Rd, Englewood, FL 34224
This display showcases a recent acquisition of items from children's author Mary DeBall Kwitz.

Public Participation Opportunities

Historical Voyagers - Ongoing volunteer program with educational workshops
Oral History Project - The Charlotte County History Services is looking to preserve the voices and memories of our area's past. We are currently seeking local individuals willing to tell their tales (or that 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 to share today!
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