About Punta Gorda

Here are some resources for you to learn more about Punta Gorda – from it’s frontier founding to its pleasant present!

The Punta Gorda History Center
The Punta Gorda History Center is an archive of Punta Gorda’s past with its core the collection of Vernon Peeples, local historian. The Punta Gorda History Center at 512 E. Grace Street serves as an archive, depository, information and educational resource for Punta Gorda. Volunteers to help with preservation and educational activities are needed. Contact The Punta Gorda History Center at 941-916-8800 or puntagordahistorycenter@gmail.com.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/puntagordahistorycenter/

Military Heritage Museum
With 30,000-plus historic artifacts, veteran-led tours and thousands of oral histories, the Military Heritage Museum provides visitors an opportunity to fully understand and experience military history in an authentic, personal and unique way.

Charlotte County Historical Museum
Offering a variety of programs and services to educate the community about the rich history of the Charlotte County area while preserving and protecting the County’s historical resources for future public use.

Blanchard House Museum
The Blanchard House Museum, established in 2004, was the vision of Bernice Andrews Russell. Mrs. Russell was a humanitarian, social activist, and historian for the African American community. She felt it was important to document the history and contributions of African Americans in Charlotte County.

Punta Gorda Historic Mural Society
Established in 1994, the Punta Gorda Historic Mural Society (PGHMS) is a non-profit, 501c(3) organization managed by an all-volunteer Board of Directors. With strong Community support the PGHMS has created 29 murals throughout our city.

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