Cape Coral Historical Society & Museum

A Message from the President...

Dear Cape Coral Residents and Cape Coral enthusiasts! Please read the following message from our Board President:

"From the President Wendy Schroder, 

Are you interested in serving on the Cape Coral Historical Society Board of Directors? We need new board members with enthusiasm and experience in membership drives, fundraising, and education. Help us build our future brighter! Please submit a letter of interest and a resume to our Board of Directors for consideration by October 1st. Be a part of the sharing of our unique history of Cape Coral by applying today."

If you are interested in becoming a part of our board, you may send in your Letter of Interest and Resume to:

Cape Coral Historical Society Board

544 Cultural Park Blvd.

Cape Coral FL, 33990

About the Museum

The museum is operated by the Cape Coral Historical Society, a 501(c)(3) organization. Its purpose is to preserve the life and times of Cape Coral.

The public is welcome to tour the museum! We accept walk-in groups as well as scheduled groups. Members tour for free!

We are supported by tour fees, donations, membership dues, and a grant from the City of Cape Coral.

The museum collaborates with the Master Gardeners and the Garden Club of Cape Coral, who manage our beautiful rose garden and our Florida-friendly landscaping; and who offer special gardening tours and programs.


The museum is a repository for photos, maps, videos, books, artifacts and documents of all types related to the founding, development and growth of Cape Coral.

We accept donations of suitable items, which become the property of the museum; and which are then available for display. If you have items you are interested in donating, please contact the Museum!

Board of Directors

The museum is governed by a board of citizen volunteers:

Wendy Schroder, President

Barbara Peet, Vice President

Doug Munro, Treasurer

Weezer Murphy, Secretary

Tony Constantino

Linda Haynes

Judy Peltier

Barbara Salafia

Jean Shields

Gloria Raso Tate

Art Young

Welcome to Our Newest Board Member!

The Cape Coral Historical Society is happy to announce that we have appointed a new Board Member! Gloria Raso Tate, resident of Cape Coral for 56 years, has been nominated and accepted into the Cape Coral Historical Society Board of Directors. Gloria and her Family arrived at Cape Coral on the same day that Hurricane Donna hit our shores. Gloria’s father Joe Raso worked for the Gulf American Land Corporation as the very 1st Bartender, then a real estate Top Closer and the 1st Cape Coral Golf and Tennis Club Champion. Her late Husband’s family came to Cape Coral in 1961, and his Brother had the first established medical practice in Cape Coral; Dr. Tate.

Gloria is a licensed Florida Realtor of 30 years, and has helped many families find their dream homes in Cape Coral. In her time in the community she has served for 10 years as an elected City Council Member for District 1, a past President of the Cape Coral Chamber of Commerce, Past President Women’s Council of Realtors, currently serves on the Cape Coral Animal Shelter Board of Directors, and Chairs the Annual Toast to Hope fundraiser for the Tribute Gardens in Cape Coral.

Please join us in welcoming Gloria Raso Tate to the Cape Coral Historical Society Board of Directors!

Museum Staff

The Cape Coral Historical Museum is staffed by Acting Executive Director Breanne Hastings. She received her B.A. in Anthropology from Florida Gulf Coast University. She handles the day to day operations and guest interaction at the Cape Coral Historical Museum. 

Stop by and say Hello!

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544 Cultural Park Blvd. | Cape Coral, Florida 33990

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