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Documents the Koreshan Community including partial runs of newspapers, the Cora Stephens Collection of photographs of the Community, landscapes and people, a few letters and genealogical materials. Koreshan State Historic Site Collection is a digital photo-album documenting the Koreshan State Historic Site, one of Florida's state parks and a cultural heritage site.
This is the Unofficial Site of the Koreshan State Historic Site. Its purpose is to feature information about the Koreshan Unity and its members and to disseminate that information to help perpetuate the history of the Unity.
Over 20 acres of botanical gardens, nine historic buildings including Edison’s Botanic Research Laboratory and the Edison Ford Museum which contains a collection of inventions, artifacts and special exhibit galleries.
The archives are open by appointment by email or telephone through the Curatorial Department.
Housed in the former Atlantic Coastline Railroad depot, the Museum is home to the history of Southwest Florida. Paleo Indians, the Calusa, the Seminoles, Spanish explorers, and early settlers. An authentic replica of a pioneer "cracker" house, a 1926 La France fire pumper, and a 1929 private Pullman rail car are also part of the tour. In addition, the museum also houses an extensive artifacts collection detailing early civilization, the Fort, the first settlers, the cattlemen, turn of the century, the military and agriculture, boating and fishing industries in Fort Myers.
Museum's research archives containing photographs, maps, and documents are available by appointment.
Founded with a mission to preserve and share Sanibel history. The story of Sanibel is told from the Calusa and Spanish eras to the early pioneer families who settled on the island in the 1800s. It tells of warriors, adventures, fishermen, farmers and proprietors. Seven historic buildings were moved from their original island sites to the Historical Village. Each building has been restored to its original state.
Collection contains written and oral histories pertaining to Sanibel Island and the Lee County islands. Also holds personal papers and the published and unpublished works by Sanibel residents and a two-story lobby fossil shell collection from Florida and the Caribbean, as well as a lakeview reading porch with rocking chairs. Sanibel Public Library concentrates on collecting information pertaining to Sanibel residents, prominent individuals, issues of community interest and records of community and civic organizations.
Large collection of online databases, a plus for a small public library and a big time saver for researchers.