Bonita Springs

Historical Society, Inc.

 

       The Bonita Springs Historical Society was formed in 1984 by a small and dedicated group of individuals who shared an interest in discovering and preserving the unique heritage of the area. The Society strives to build enthusiasm about Bonita Springs, and to share historical knowledge with the community. The members are involved in Historical Preservation on the local and county levels.

Our mission is to Preserve, Protect, and Promote the rich cultural heritage of Bonita Springs.

    Members receive news covering all the Society's programs and events. See the navigation menu at top for a membership information and to explore our website, including Movies about our local history and a Photogallery. All are welcome!

You may email us at: info@BonitaSpringsHistoricalSociety.org

** CLICK HERE FOR UPCOMING EVENTS **

Our programs are ambitious, encompassing meetings with local authors, professors, experts, notables in local history and related fields, and exploring the marvelous history of Southwest Florida.

You may find us on Facebook at:

https://www.facebook.com/bonitaspringshistoricalsociety

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You are invited to learn more about Bonita Springs at the History Center in the Liles Hotel, located in Riverside Park at 27300 Old US 41 Road.

Docents are available for questions and tours on Thursday’s (except Holidays) from 1 to 3pm during January to April

    In In August 2006 the Bonita Springs City Council granted permission to the Bonita Springs Historical Society to occupy space at the newly renovated Liles Hotel. History exhibits are now on display in the public areas of the hotel and a first floor room is decorated as a period bedroom representative of the 1930’s. The Society’s two rooms on the second floor are utilized as a history resource center, available for use by the public, with the goal of furthering the study and understanding of our local heritage.


    As a result of visiting the Liles Hotel we hope that visitors will come away with a greater appreciation of the past which helped to create the special place that is Bonita Springs; and in turn, see the value of encouraging preservation of our cultural and historical resources. In addition, the creation of these facilities will hopefully allow the City of Bonita Springs to join the ranks of other nearby cities offering historical museums to their citizens. It can only help to reinforce the value of our City’s own unique identity as we present a cohesive timeline of local history separate from the nearby cities such as Fort Myers and Naples.


    The public is invited to view the exhibits on both floors and the building is normally open for visitors: 9am to 4pm, Monday through Friday. The riverfront park setting, complete with water fountain, walking plaza, boat docks, and local artisans in the historic cottages provide a great family venue in the heart of Old Bonita.


    In addition to free educational handouts, such as the color booklet, Historical Properties of Bonita Springs - the new history book from Arcadia Press titled, "Images of America" Bonita Springs, is available for purchase at $22. Authors Chris Wadsworth and Allison Fortuna have partnered in writing the pictorial history book of Bonita Springs. See the navigation menu at top for more information.




Society office phone number is (239) 992-6997.

Mailing address:  PO Box 3015, Bonita Springs, FL 34133

You may email us at: info@BonitaSpringsHistoricalSociety.org

We are a not-for-profit Florida Corporation with Federal 501(c)(3) tax status.

Our Florida charitable organization license is # CH31945.

Our Mission is to Preserve, Protect, and Promote                                                                     the rich cultural heritage of Bonita Springs.

Copyright 2010

SITE NAVIGATION:

Welcome

Events & Upcoming

Newsletters

Membership

Liles Hotel History Center

Society Historic Houses

McSwain House

Photogallery Archives

Movies

Storytelling

Historic Properties Pamphlet

Bonita History & Links

Images of America book

Donations

Contacts

    Members receive news covering all the Society's programs and events. See the navigation menu at top for a membership information and to explore our website, including Movies about our local history and a Photogallery. All are welcome!

You may email us at: info@BonitaSpringsHistoricalSociety.org

** CLICK HERE FOR UPCOMING EVENTS **

Our programs are ambitious, encompassing meetings with local authors, professors, experts, notables in local history and related fields, and exploring the marvelous history of Southwest Florida.

You may find us on Facebook at:

https://www.facebook.com/bonitaspringshistoricalsociety

**********************

You are invited to learn more about Bonita Springs at the History Center in the Liles Hotel, located in Riverside Park at 27300 Old US 41 Road.

Docents are available for questions and tours on Thursday’s (except Holidays) from 1 to 3pm during January to April

    In In August 2006 the Bonita Springs City Council granted permission to the Bonita Springs Historical Society to occupy space at the newly renovated Liles Hotel. History exhibits are now on display in the public areas of the hotel and a first floor room is decorated as a period bedroom representative of the 1930’s. The Society’s two rooms on the second floor are utilized as a history resource center, available for use by the public, with the goal of furthering the study and understanding of our local heritage.


    As a result of visiting the Liles Hotel we hope that visitors will come away with a greater appreciation of the past which helped to create the special place that is Bonita Springs; and in turn, see the value of encouraging preservation of our cultural and historical resources. In addition, the creation of these facilities will hopefully allow the City of Bonita Springs to join the ranks of other nearby cities offering historical museums to their citizens. It can only help to reinforce the value of our City’s own unique identity as we present a cohesive timeline of local history separate from the nearby cities such as Fort Myers and Naples.


    The public is invited to view the exhibits on both floors and the building is normally open for visitors: 9am to 4pm, Monday through Friday. The riverfront park setting, complete with water fountain, walking plaza, boat docks, and local artisans in the historic cottages provide a great family venue in the heart of Old Bonita.


    In addition to free educational handouts, such as the color booklet, Historical Properties of Bonita Springs - the new history book from Arcadia Press titled, "Images of America" Bonita Springs, is available for purchase at $22. Authors Chris Wadsworth and Allison Fortuna have partnered in writing the pictorial history book of Bonita Springs. See the navigation menu at top for more information.




Society office phone number is (239) 992-6997.

Mailing address:  PO Box 3015, Bonita Springs, FL 34133

You may email us at: info@BonitaSpringsHistoricalSociety.org

We are a not-for-profit Florida Corporation with Federal 501(c)(3) tax status.

Our Florida charitable organization license is # CH31945.

Our Mission is to Preserve, Protect, and Promote                                                                     the rich cultural heritage of Bonita Springs.

Copyright 2010

SITE NAVIGATION:

Welcome

Events & Upcoming

Newsletters

Membership

Liles Hotel History Center

Society Historic Houses

McSwain House

Photogallery Archives

Movies

Storytelling

Historic Properties Pamphlet

Bonita History & Links

Images of America book

Donations

Contacts