e Cape Coral Historical Museum, closed for the months of July and August, will reopen to the public Wednesday, Sept. 3. Normal hours of operation are 1-4 p.m., Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday.
The museum campus features a memorial rose garden and a native plant demonstration garden and includes three buildings housing a number of interesting exhibits showing the unique history of Cape Coral going back to theme of the homesteaders with an example of a cracker house as well as the history of pioneer settlers.
Other exhibits include such topics as the Rosen brothers Gulf American Land Development Corporation and how the city began and developed over the years. Also featured are the Cape Coral Gardens (known as the Rose Gardens), Nautilus Inn, Surfside Restaurant, Cape Coral Country Club, Yacht Club and more.
A military room is dedicated to veterans and has collections of uniforms, ships, planes, lead soldiers and information on the various wars.
In the Kelly Building, the history of the city government is featured, along with the Police Department, Fire Department, schools, parks, businesses and a 1960s room. Much of the building is dedicated to Native Americans showing a time line mural, arrowheads, fossils, tools, pottery as well as the history of the Calusa and Seminole tribes.
The public is invited to attend the monthly programs hosted by the Cape Coral Historical Society, held the second Tuesday of each month from October to May, at 2:30 p.m. The sessions are held at Cultural Park Theatre, 528 Cultural Park Blvd.
Corporate, individual and family memberships are available as well as volunteer opportunities.
The museum is at 544 Cultural Park Blvd. For more information, call 239-772-7037b or visit capecoralhistoricalmuseum.org. The curator is Anne Cull.