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New Book Has Arrived

If you order today, you can have the book shipped to your home or you can pick it up at our open house on December 16. We are working on finding other places to pick up the book. Click on the link below to purchase your copy. 

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Historic Afghans Now On Sale

Our very popular Afghans are now available for Christmas. Embossed with many of our lost icons, this is a perfect Christmas gift for anyone who loves Fort Myers Beach. The blankets come in three colors: hunter green, cranberry, and blue. Order today for a quick turn around. We have 23 in stock now and will have more available in two to three weeks. 

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Historic Icon Afghan

This unique, custom-designed Afghan makes a colorful accent for a chair, bed, or table. …
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A Short History of Fort Myers Beach by Barrett and …

The Barrett Browns were publishers of the Beach Bulletin, which, for many years, was the …
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Coconuts and Coquinas

Jean Gottlieb wrote this “history with a twist” in 1999. She based her text on her own …
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Images of America, Fort Myers Beach by Mary Kaye Stevens

Author Mary Kaye Stevens worked with the EIHS in documenting the island’s colorful and …
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Breaking News: Future Events

November 12--Clean Up Day 8 AM

On Sunday, November 12th from 8AM to Noon the Yellow Army will be hosting a volunteer cleanup and planting at the Estero Island Historic Society cottages on Fort Myers Beach. If you'd like to volunteer please e-mail [email protected] or text 2392473833.

December 16-Holiday Open House and Book Launch

 Please join us on Saturday, December 16, from 1 to 2 p.m., to celebrate the upgraded deck, grounds and in-process interior restoration of the historic 1921 “We’re Still Here”cottage.

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Public Meetings

 The EIHS is delighted to offer three fascinating presentations at our 2024 Public Meetings. Locations will be confirmed in December.

Please join us to learn more about local and regional history. Admission to all hour-long Public Meetings is free of charge. Donations are welcomed.

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From the Past, For the Future

From Humble Beginnings

Established in 1991, the Estero Island Historic Society (EIHS) emerged from the efforts of a group of dedicated Fort Myers Beach residents. Their shared vision was to establish a nonprofit organization committed to the preservation and documentation of ...

Our Mission

At the heart of our mission lies a dedication to the preservation and dissemination of our island's history. We achieve this mission through educational programs, public meetings, and preservation projects. These efforts serve as the foundation upon ...


Your Voice Matters: Reach Out and Connect

At the heart of our mission is you—our community. Have something to share, a question to ask, or an idea to discuss? This is your space to be heard. Drop us a line using the form below, and let's embark on a dialogue that shapes our shared journey. Your thoughts drive us forward!