The History of Estero in One Location!

The mission of the Estero Historical Society is to educate and inspire the community
by preserving and sharing the rich history of Estero.

Jewelry Making Classes

Cheri Dunlap conducts jewelry-making classes for as few as two people in the Estero Historical Society museum. There is no cost for the class, but students do have to pay for the supplies used, and a donation to the musuem maintenance fund is appreciated.

To request information on the classes or scheduling, email

Schoolhouse Interior

Touring Estero History

Travel back in time. Visit Estero’s One-Room Schoolhouse and Historic Cottage Museum. Open to public Saturdays 1pm-4pm starting Sept. 6, 2023.

Private journeys thru early Estero available by appointment only. Maximum 6 persons.  $10 person. Children under 16 free. Email to make arrangements.


Upcoming Events

Gift Shop items include jewlery, artwork, crafts, decor, and seasonal gifts. 


Gift Shop

Find the perfect gift for any age at the Estero Historic Cottage Museum Gift Shop.

There is jewelry, artwork, toys, crafts, household items, decorator pieces and fruit jams made locally from the historic Campbell’s Canning Factory recipe.

When you visit you support the local artists and craftsmen who created the fine collections available.

Open Saturdays 1pm-4pm


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.

Historic Alvarez / Smith Home Relocation and Restoration Campaign

The Estero Historical Society has launched our campaign to move and restore the historical Alvarez/Smith home. The 1916 Alvarez/Smith Home is a treasured piece of Estero’s history, and its restoration will provide invaluable educational opportunities for residents and visitors alike.

Find out more and view a slideshow featuring the property’s history.

Alvarez-Smith Home

College of Life Foundation

9911 Corkscrew Road
Lucas Center Facility Development
Estero, FL 33928

9210 Estero Park Commons Blvd.
Suite 9
Estero, FL 33928

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Platinum Member

Select Real Estate

9210 Estero Park Commons Blvd,
Ste 9
Estero, FL 33928

Gold Members

State Insurance USA

10600 Chevrolet Way #107
Estero, FL 33928


Estero River Outfitters

20991 S Tamiami Trail
Estero, FL 33928

Our Not-for-Profit Reciprocals

Estero Chamber of Commerce

9990 Coconut Road
Suite 324
Estero, FL 34135

Estero Forever Foundation

P.O. Box 763
Estero, FL 33929

Engage Estero

P.O. Box 424
Estero, FL 33929

Bonita Springs Historical Society

27451 Old 41 Rd
Bonita Springs, FL 34135

College of Life Foundation

9911 Corkscrew Road
Lucas Center Facility Development
Estero, FL 33928

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Email Address

Phone Number



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


9285 Corkscrew Palms Blvd
Estero, FL 33928

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