Get a Small Taste of our Local History
Join Us for the Second Lecture in Our
1-Hour Local History Series
“Punta Gorda’s Founder Isaac Trabue: The Untold Story”
THIS THURSDAY, December 5th
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association
2001 Shreve Street, Punta Gorda
THE BOOKS ARE HERE!
Our First Mural Book has been published, celebrating our 25th Anniversary. It’s filled with pictures of all the murals over the years, a little history and lots…Read MoreJul 10, 2019
“TAILS FROM THE HARBOR”
The Mural is DONE!
(Or is it?)
The past five and a half months have included cold weather, fire ants, backaches, wet weather, lovebugs, more aches & pains, hot weather, and hundreds of interesting chats with folks who stopped to talk with artist Skip Dryda, and now the mural is finally finished!
We couldn’t be happier with the end product. Once again Skip has created an amazing mural. He added his signature last Friday which usually…Read MoreApr 08, 2019
Walking Tours & History Classes are done for the Season
Our Tours & Classes received Rave Reviews!
Hopefully, you were able to join us for a tour or class this season and learned a little about our local history. Our new wireless audio equipment was a great addition to our tours, significantly increasing the quality and experience. Thanks again to the Shively Charitable Foundation and the Community Foundation of Sarasota County for providing the funds for this…Read MoreMar 11, 2019
Walking Tours ~~~ Only 4 Tours Left
Our Mural Walking Tours and new touring equipment are getting rave reviews! So lace up those walking shoes and join us for a 2-hour stroll around downtown Punta Gorda seeing and learning about our historic murals along the way. We visit 12 murals and also stop and meet the artist painting our newest mural.
Weekly Thursday Tours – Now till April 4th 9:30am – 11:30am; Check-in 9:20am
Tours start & …Read MoreFeb 14, 2019
Season is here and there’s lots to do
“Tails from the Harbor” | Mural Progress
Our Harborwalk mural has an official name: “Tails from the Harbor”. The artist started painting in early January but was delayed most of the month due to the chilly weather. The temps have finally warmed up and now he can make better progress. Be sure to stop by, say Hello, and see his work up close.
Walking Tours | JOIN US
Our Mural Walking Tour…Read MoreJan 08, 2019
Looking forward to a GREAT 2019
The Weather is Perfect for a Walking Tour ~~~ JOIN US
Lace up those walking shoes and join us for a 2-hour stroll around downtown Punta Gorda seeing and learning about our historic murals along the way. We’ll visit 12 murals and also stop and meet the artist painting our newest mural.
First tour is this Thursday, January 10th – space is still available. Call the Punta Gorda Chamber and reserve your spot (941-639-3720).
Weekly Tours every Thu…Read MoreDec 12, 2018
Our Last Newsletter for 2018
GOOD NEWS about Our HARBORWALK Mural
We just got the news that FDOT (Florida Department of Transportation) has approved our application for the mural! It’s been a long process (over a year) but it’s finally done. A big THANK YOU to Weiler Engineering for donating their time to work this application on our and the City’s behalf!
The City anticipated the approval and started the site prep work last week. If you visited the Harborwalk rec…Read MoreApr 04, 2018
It’s that time of year and we are raising the remaining funds, through the Giving Challenge, to get the Harborwalk Mural up for our residences and visitors.
This mural will take you deep into the waters of Punta Gorda, a historic fishing destination nestled on the Charlotte Harbor. Florida’s second largest estuary, Charlotte Harbor is beaming with eco-diversity and local fishermen have been providing some of the freshest seafood around for over 100 years. To pay homage to t…Read MoreMar 12, 2018
Punta Gorda Historic Mural Society Presents…
The “Ladies Remembered” Mural Dedication Ceremony
Artist Rendering of the “Ladies Remembered Mural” – Artist Skip Dryda
Friday, April 13th
5:00 pm Ribbon Cutting
Followed by Drinks, Light Appetizers & Desserts
Location: Bayside Eye Center
314 N. Tamiami Trail
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Parking: East of Bayside Eye Center on Olympia (old USAVE lot) or Herald Court Parking Deck
Read MoreApr 26, 2017
Two murals now adorn the inside bay walls of the Punta Gorda Fire Department and children from all over are visiting and learning about our first firehouse and the history of the Department.
You too can see them and learn about the history. Just stop by Fire Station #1, 1410 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda and have the firefighters on duty tell you all about them. If they happen to be out on a call, just scan the QR code near the plaque and you can read all about it.