Library Mural FUNDRAISER
SPONSOR a MURAL BOOK & Have Your Favorite Book Featured in the Library Mural
Your Book’s Title will be painted on the spine of a shelved book in the mural
Limited to only 25 Books – First Come First Serve
Accepted Genres: (must be family-friendly)
– Children or Youth Literature
– Classic Novels set in Florida or Local History Books
– Classic Literature
To Sponsor a Mural Book: Complete this form & mail it in with…Read MoreOct 16, 2019
FALL HISTORY CLASSES
Want a Small Taste of our Local History?
Join Us for the First in Our
1-Hour Local History Series
“Tails from the Harbor: History of our Fishing Industry (by the Numbers)”
Wednesday, October 16th
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association
2001 Shreve Street, Punta Gorda
Then Get the Full Story
Sign Up for These 2 Popular History Classes
Only 9 spots left for October
Join us as we present the history of the area as told through the mur…Read MoreSep 18, 2019
PAINTING THE TOWN for the past 25 Years
The Punta Gorda Historic Mural Society was incorporated on January 23, 1995, and it’s hard to believe that in five short months we’ll be 25 years young. We’re planning some exciting events to celebrate including publishing a 25th Anniversary BOOK! Stay tuned for more details in next month’s newsletter.
Over the years folks have shared stories and thoughts on how the murals have contributed to the character of our little town, o…Read MoreAug 15, 2019
Now for a little HISTORY…
Do you know what happened in Punta Gorda 60 Years ago, August 14th, 1959?
The Hotel Charlotte Harbor burned to the ground!
Originally the Hotel Punta Gorda, the hotel was built by a subsidiary of the Florida Southern Railroad after it arrived in town in 1886. Opening in 1888, the hotel’s early years brought the rich and famous to Punta Gorda. After 1895, success was sporadic and after closing in 1914, it sat empty for 10 years until it was sold to Barro…Read MoreJul 10, 2019
“Tails from the Harbor”
Over 200 folks braved the heat and attended our mural dedication on June 20th. What an amazing turnout! A BIG THANK YOU to the residents, visitors, and businesses whose support made this mural happen!
So What’s Our Next Mural Project?
The New Punta Gorda Charlotte Library!
Our next mural will be on the arched wall facing Shreve Street on the new Punta Gorda Charlotte Library at 401 Shreve Street, Punta Gorda. It will celebrate the…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 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 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 MoreOct 12, 2018
(and a little history)
This month’s HISTORY CLASSES
“HISTORY OF PUNTA GORDA IN ITS MURALS”
Join us as we present the history of the area as told through the murals throughout our beautiful City. Visit all 30 murals from the comfort of your Air Conditioned classroom seat while we present 450 years of history using the murals as a guide. Hear about the Mural Society and get a sneak peek of upcoming projects.
Presented in 2 parts: