Charlotte Park entrance sign, just south of Punta Gorda
Charlotte County Courthouse, circa 1960
Welcome to The Charlotte County Historical Society
Who We Are
The Charlotte County Historical Society is a nonprofit organization based in Charlotte County, Florida that fosters awareness of the county’s rich heritage, encourages preservation, and a broader appreciation of its historical communities. Started in 1969, the Society’s mission is to support local history programs, services, and projects.
CCHS Mission Statement
To advocate and support local history through education, initiative and projects in Charlotte County.
The Society is an all-volunteer organization with no paid staff. It is sustained through fundraising and volunteer commitment. The Society hosts three fundraisers/festivals every year with proceeds supporting local history programs.
The Society is a member / supporter of:
Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce Punta Gorda Historical Society Punta Gorda History Center
Punta Gorda Historic Mural Society
Blanchard House Museum
Lemon Bay Historical Society
Boca Grande Historical Society
Upcoming Events – The Hibiscus Festival
Hibiscus Festival – This one-of-a-kind celebration began in 2004. The festival celebrates and shares the unique history and character of one of the world’s most renowned hibiscus hybridizers, Harry R. (Pete) Goulding. The festival includes food, music and large numbers of craft and plant vendors. It is held in early May.