The Boca Grande Historical Society & Museum is committed to enhancing our understanding of the history of Gasparilla Island and its surrounding area. Our goal is to provide personally rewarding opportunities to learn about the remarkable people and events that shaped our past. Through our various educational activities, the Society seeks to put the present into better perspective by improving our sense of identity and continuity with history's unfolding panorama. Dedicated to the collection and preservation of memorabilia, BGHS&M offers its members and the public numerous ways to become involved in researching our local history. Using the resources of grants from the Gulf Coast Community Foundation of Venice, the Society has obtained oral histories from long time Boca Grande residents to add to our permanent archival collection. Our newly published coffee table pictorial book, "One Island, Three Hometowns, " features the best of our image oriented oral histories. A collectible reference volume, "Boca Grande: Lives of an Island" is also available for sale in our museum.