The mission of the Marco Island Historical Society is to preserve and to share the history and heritage of Marco Island and the surrounding community.
The Society was founded in 1994 and is dedicated to discovery, research, acquisition and preservation of the multi-faceted history of the Marco Island- Goodland region. This museum complex gives the Society a physical place to fulfill their goal of educating and informing the community and visitors of our dynamic heritage. The museum campus uses a unique motif in its exploration of Marco Island’s history from the life of the Calusa Indians and the pioneer days of the white settlement to what it has become today.
Additionally, within the museum, a traveling exhibit gallery and a museum gift store can be found. The campus is further enriched by the beautiful Rose History Auditorium (RHA), a multi-functional facility that is available for rent for a variety of private and public functions and celebrations!
To learn more about the mission of the Marco Island Historical Society please click here. This will take you to our "About Us" page.
The Marco Island Historical Society’s Monthly Programs & Special Events
Often we think of “History” as something that happened a long time ago. But history is something that is developing every moment of the day. True, Marco Island’s history goes back thousands of years, but some of the most exciting events have occurred in the last 50 or 60 years. And we are fortunate to have people still available who have lived that history and are willing to share it with us. The Marco Island Historical Society is thrilled to be able to introduce you to many of these individuals at the Rose History Auditorium.