Estero Historical society

The Society has a number of annual and ongoing traditions we celebrate with area residents. These events form a sense of community and connect our history with today.

luncheon hat

Annual Luncheon

Every year, usually in March, EHS hosts a grand Luncheon, and each year has a distinctive theme. Residents go to great lengths, wearing theme-matching hats and outfits. It’s a wonderful time and a large fund-raiser for the organization.

Member mtg

Member Meetings

Monthly member meetings feature speakers including authors, archeologists, local community leaders and more. Each December, a special holiday event is celebrated.


Pioneer Picnic

Each April, the Cottage hosts a Pioneer Picnic, where residents and descendants of Estero pioneers gather in a ‘family-reunion’. 


Mimi’s Tea Room

During season, monthly traditional teas are held in the Cottage. Limited to a cozy dozen attendees, these events book quickly.

chutney making

Mango Chutney Canning

A local mango chutney recipe is used to make home-made jars of chutney in the Spring. Sales benefit EHS.

July 4

Reading of the Delcaration of Independence

On July 4th, residents gather for a reading of the Declaration of Independence at the Cottage. 

essay contest

Essay Contest

Area students are invited each year to participate in an essay contest on a given historical theme. Winners are celebrated at an award ceremony.

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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 Saturday   1-4 p.m.