Estero Historical society

Est. 1999

Seeking Volunteers

To achieve our mission, we currently need volunteers. People with talent, desire, or experience to contribute to the following positions: Archivist/Librarian; Copywriter/Editor; and Docent.

For Job Descriptions and a sign-up form, see our Volunteer page.

schoolhouse interior


Private tours are available by appointment only on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 1-4 pm. Call 239.272.1911 to schedule your tour. 

A donation of $10 per person is requested. Maximum of six people. Please bring your own mask, it is required. 


Gift Shop

The new Estero Historical Gift Shop is open Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 1:00 to 4:00 pm.

Come check out the local history books, items and gifts available only here. Mango chutney subject to availability.


An Annual Membership is from January to December.  

Your dues to renew for the following year are to be paid by December 31st of each year, allowing you to take advantage of a full year of membership.

Upcoming Events

News and Announcements

Reserve Your Time for the Antique Appraisal Fair

Antique Appraisal Fair April 16 & 17Antique Appraisal Fair Get your treasures professional evaluated by Friday, April 16 from 5:30-7:30 pmSaturday, April 17 from 2:00-5:00 pm  The Fair will be held outdoors on the deck of the Cottage. COVID guidelines will be...

Scholarships for Estero High School Seniors

Estero Historical Society is sponsoring one of three essay scholarships for Estero High School Seniors in 2020. Students can submit a two-page essay on Estero Area History. Essays will be judged anonymously.  Submissions are due April 7, 2021. The Society is accepting...

Hand sanitizer stations now available in cottage and schoolhouse

Thanks Village of Estero and Lee County for providing the Hand Sanitizing stations. We placed one in the cottage and one in the Schoolhouse.

Estero Forever Foundation Presents Check to Estero Historical Society

The Estero Forever Foundation presented the Estero Historical Society with a check for $5,000 on December 29, 2020. Click the photo to view the gallery.

Big Thanks To

BioSweep Suncoast is a company providing air and surface decontamination and odor removal in an eco-friendly way. They treated both the cottage and schoolhouse so we could open again in a safe environment. Thank you!

Funded by a Grant from

Walmart foundation

EHS has been granted $4,000 in funds from our local Walmart here in Estero. This is for use in updating our website, as well as Program Enhancements using Technology at the Cottage. We thank Walmart so very much for this grant.

Estero Forever Foundation Grant

Estero Forever Foundation

On Tuesday, December 29, 2020, the Estero Forever Foundation gave their first grant of $5,000.00 to the Estero Historical Society. This Grant will help us maintain and improve our two historic buildings located in the Estero Community Park.

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Estero, FL 33928

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Estero River Outfitters

20991 S Tamiami Trail
Estero, FL 33928

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State Insurance USA

10600 Chevrolet Way #107
Estero, FL 33928



O’Donnell Landscaping

4291 Williams Road
Estero, FL 33928

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Village of Estero

9401 Corkscrew Palms Circle
Estero, Fl 33928


Estero Chamber of Commerce

21115 Design Parc
Estero  33928




Ernie Fernandez


P.O. Box 424
Estero, FL 33929

Ernie Fernandez

Ernie Fernandez

3901 Bonita Beach Rd SW # A
Bonita Springs, FL 34134
(239) 992-0800

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Estero Historical Society
P.O. Box 1314
Estero, Fl 33929


9285 Corkscrew Palms Blvd
Estero, FL 33928

Inside Estero Community Park
Open Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday   1-4 p.m.