Welcome to the Home site of the Punta Gorda Historical Society. PGHS was begun by a group of people who loved their community and wanted to protect and preserve its history for future generations.
The Punta Gorda Historical Society has been preserving historic buildings in Punta Gorda for over 20 years. Through the efforts of its members the Society has provided information on local history. Their past efforts have included authoring books, writing and directing plays and creating slide presentations. They also regularly sponsor tours of the area historic buildings and the Punta Gorda Historic District.
One of the Society's first works included preserving the quaint brick streets in the Historic District. Since that time the Society has continued to work hard to benefit the Punta Gorda community.
Some examples include: •Restoration of the Punta Gorda Train Depot •Establishing the Punta Gorda History Park •Preserving the Cigar Cottage •Restoring the Trabue Land Sales Office •Raising Funds to build the Gilchrist Park Gazebo
Many other exciting projects are still to be accomplished!