Estero Island Historic Society
The Estero Island Historic Society is located in the town of Fort Myers Beach, Florida. We are a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the history of our island.
We are located at 161 Bay Road on Fort Myers Beach.
Recently, our island was devistated by Hurricane Ian. Although our two historic cottages survived the storm, we most many artifacts and most of our archivves.
We are in the process of rebuilding and are raising money to pay for our restoration.
We have opened this online store because we can not sell our items locally since our buildings are not ready to be opened to the public yet
Our museum began as a cottage on the beach. It was destroyed by the 1944 Hurricane and rebuilt with original materials.
Moving on Up
The Davison family donated the cottage to the Historic Society and it was moved to our present location in the 1990s.
This is what out museum looked like before Ian.
Although the buildings were still standing, the water was 7 feet high inside ruining many of our photos, books, and artifacts.
We tried to save what we could.