History Services


From the days of early Native Americans to living memories of Hurricane Charley, our community is bursting with local history. Charlotte County History Services is dedicated to preserving our rich heritage for future generations. We’re sharing captivating moments from the past in our video programs, gathering local voices in our oral history project, and celebrating local sites with our historical markers.  


Explore our History

Visit our exhibits, where you might see hand tools belonging to early Charlotte Harbor pioneers or railroad spikes from the historic Charlotte Harbor and Northern Railway. Go on location with a self-guided cemetery tour or History Quest! Or search our digital archives to discover a vast collection of historic postcards and photographs. Wherever you begin, our fascinating past is waiting to be discovered.  






Further Reading

These local history titles are part of our library collection. You can find them in our library catalog, or click on a cover below.  




Recent Programs

Our history staff and volunteers are on location to share surprising stories and fascinating facts from yesteryear.