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  Captiva History Gallery Grand Opening

On March 27, 2014 the new Captiva History Gallery will be open to visitors. The new
exhibit room illustrates Captiva's unique, diverse history. It is located in the Captiva
Community Center on Chapin Lane in Captiva and can be accessed through the
Captiva Memorial Library. Its other neighbors include Chapel-By-The-Sea, and the
Captiva Cemetery. The cleverly conceived and created History Gallery takes on the
wooden look of the interior of the old mail boat, Santiva, which serviced the islands prior
to the construction of the Sanibel Causeway in 1963. The boat windows feature
interpretive panels and touch screen access to historic photos sure to pique one's
historical interest. In addition visitors will enjoy looking out through the windows of the
boat to the views that passengers saw as they cruised between Fort Myers and the
islands. The room also has a Launchpad area where visitors can learn more about
other historic sites and museums in the area such as Useppa Museum, Boca Grande,
Randall Research Center at Pineland, and the Sanibel Historical Village.

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