Route 66 in Punta Gorda
Our June special event, Route 66 in Punta Gorda, was a film screening party to celebrate an episode of the iconic TV show that was filmed in Punta Gorda in 1963. There was 60s music, dancing, food, a live auction and a raffle. Twenty-five local businesses participated as sponsors and prize donors. We raised approximately $800 for local non-profits including Punta Gorda Veteran’s Village, Punta Gorda Historical Society and the Animal Welfare League.
By popular demand, we will offer this event again at a different venue in the fall. Stay tuned!
Route 66 in Punta Gorda!
Sunday, June 23, 2019
The Women’s Club at 118 Sullivan Street
Join family, friends and neighbors to view a screening of the episode of Route 66 filmed in Punta Gorda in 1963. Hear from locals who were extras in the show or followed the filming! Remember how Punta Gorda looked 56 years ago!
Food, drinks and adult beverages available at the event.
Live auction and prizes! Every participant gets a FREE raffle ticket and SW FL Club dining discount card.
Come as you are or come in 1960s costume!
Groups of 10 or more receive 20% off. Use promo code COOLCATS.
Book now online, by phone at (941) 276-6384
or at the Women’s Club in person with cash between 10-2 Monday-Friday.
SPACE IS LIMITED!
A substantial portion of the proceeds are to benefit local Punta Gorda charities including Big Brothers Big Sisters and Punta Gorda Veterans Village, among others.
In honor of Billie Jo we’re accepting donations of pet food and supplies on behalf of the Animal Welfare League of Charlotte County.
A Private Paranormal Investigation
Participate in a real-life paranormal investigation! Join 10 other ghost hunters for a private spirit expedition at the historic Price House in History Park. Engage with paranormal investigation leader, Richard J. Ferrara and historical researcher, Evie Alexander. Bring your own equipment or use ours.
This house has a credible history of ongoing paranormal activity. As a plus, the original Punta Gorda jail, called the Calaboose, is located behind the house and is available for investigation.
Space is limited to 11 participants and must be reserved in advance.
Saturday November 17, 2018
$29 per ticket. Bring your own beverages and snacks as needed. A portion of the ticket price is donated to the Punta Gorda Historical Society.
A Victorian Séance: Party Like It’s 1899!!!
Believers and skeptics welcome!
During this two-hour time travel adventure, you’ll learn about life in the Victorian era. The Victorian era was inspired by ingenuity and invention. It was an epoch of hope and possibilities, of adventure and romance, of exploration and discovery. The Steampunk movement is a celebration of Victorian ideals and imagination. Whether you’re a believer like Sir Arthur Conan Doyle or a skeptic like Harry Houdini, you’ll enjoy:
- a lively presentation about the zeitgeist of the Victorian age, the rise of spiritualism, and how these factors converged to influence the new town of Punta Gorda
- a demonstration of the secret language of the fan as practiced by Victorian ladies
- an introduction to standard supernatural communication tools like the talking board, pendulum, dowsing rods, paranormal investigation tools, etc.
- a Victorian séance re-enactment
- private access to a historic home
Tickets are $39 for adults 18 and over. Tickets must be purchased in advance. A percentage of the ticket price is donated to the Punta Gorda Historical Society.
What to bring: Reading glasses, as needed. A beverage.
Come as you are or come dressed as your favorite Victorian / Steampunk character.
Scheduled every Sunday in October at the Price House in History Park.
NOTE: The parking lot at History Park may be closed due to expansion and repaving throughout the month of October. Street parking is allowed along Shreve and W. Charlotte. But a more fun option is to park downtown at the free Herald Court parking garage and call the free electric car shuttle service, Nickel Ride, for a lift to History Park. (855) 937-3733