Meet Breanne Hastings
Executive director speaks on how the only historical museum dedicated to Cape Coral is evolving
For more than 60 years, the Cape Coral Historical Society & Museum has been dedicated to preserving and documenting the history of the area, starting with the Calusa Indians and working up to today’s modern era. But changes are afoot at the museum this summer. Staff and volunteers are hard at work updating the museum’s exhibits and organizing its immense collection of artifacts. The museum will be closed in July for renovations but will reopen in August. “Upon reopening, we will be offering more exciting things for visitors to enjoy,” says Breanne Hastings, the museum’s executive director. The museum is already offering more community events and fundraisers, notes Hastings. “Plus, we added new board members and just opened a new gift shop.” The museum’s exhibits include not just the traditional displays inside, but also what’s outside the building, such as the Florida-friendly landscaping that weaves around the property and is managed by the Florida Master Gardeners, as well as the rose garden that is managed by the Garden Club of Cape Coral.
Ann Marie O’Phelan is a Southwest Florida resident and a regular contributor to TOTI Media.
Staff and volunteers are hard at work updating the museum’s exhibits and organizing its immense collection of artifacts.