Tomorrow is the Day -- Be the One to help the History Center in Bridging the Past to the Future

Starting tomorrow at noon until noon Wednesday,  you can double the impact of your donation to the Punta Gorda History Center by participating in the Giving Challenge. Follow this link which will get you to a page where any donation  from $25  to $100 will be matched by the Patterson Foundation. 

Donations such as yours help us:

☝Keep open and maintain the Center on Grace Street  
☝Buy archival materials to preserve the history of Punta Gorda -- e.g. collections such as Vernon Peeples
☝Digitize and maintain a digital archive of Punta Gorda History
☝Help us communicate and educate on Punta Gorda History through presentations, website, videos and more 

Come to our OPEN HOUSE during the first day of the Giving Challenge for talks, refreshments, trivia and more.  More information.

Next Program at the History Center - History of the Bridges of Punta Gorda, Tuesday, 1 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Hear about the fascinating history of the bridges of Punta Gorda.  Throughout the town's history, bridges have played an integral role in the development of the area facilitating trade, transportation, and communication. Learn about early wooden bridges through the bridges crossing the harbor today. . 

Help Provide History

Often an incidental factor in a diary, photograph, map or other document can reveal more about the story of our town.  Before these important clues to our past our lost