Welcome to The Boca Grande Historical Society!

“Let’s make history together…
Join us today,
Enjoy the benefits of membership.”

Patricia Nesser AglesPresident & Founding Member, BGHS

Boca Grande Historical Society

The Boca Grande Historical Society promotes the “Enjoyment of learning” and is “committed to enhancing our understanding of the history of Gasparilla Island and its surrounding area”.

BGHS & M is committed to enhancing our understanding of the history of Gasparilla Island and its surrounding area. Our goal is to provide personally rewarding opportunities to learn about the remarkable people and events that shaped our past.

Through our various educational activities, the Society seeks to put the present into better perspective by improving our sense of identity and continuity with history’s unfolding panorama.

The purposes of The Boca Grande Historical Society & Museum are:

  • To bring together for mutual benefit and enjoyment people who are interested in Boca Grande’s and the region’s history;
  • To collect and preserve memorabilia and other items related to Gasparilla Island’s and the region’s past;
  • To sponsor activities designed to promote an enhanced interest in and knowledge of local, regional and state history;
  • To provide stimulating educational programs that meet professional standards of scholarship and historical accuracy;
  • To promote a better understanding of the relationship of our past to the present and to the projected future.

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