Charlotte County Historical Center (CCHC)
Charlotte County Historical Center Society (CCHC Society)
The CCHC Society, is a local non-profit organization now known fondly as the “Society”, and our fundraising arm which provides thousands of dollars annually toward our CCHC Society program budget. Over 500 member households enjoy reduced fees for many educational programs, invitations to special events, free admission at 300 other museums worldwide, and discounts at our Live Oak Emporium gift shop.
The CCHC Society's purpose is (1) to further the historical and educational programs and purposes of the Historical Center; (2) to raise and receive funds for the benefit of the Historical Center and its programs; (3) to organize volunteers to meet the goals of CCHC Society; and (4) to promote and encourage public interest in and support for the Historical Center and its programs.
Membership in CCHC Society entitles individuals and families to a variety of valuable benefits, including:
- Free admission on every visit to 300+science centers, museums and botanical gardens worldwide (21 in Florida)
- The Charlotte Historian newsletter (quarterly)
- 10% discount on most Live Oak Emporium gift shop merchandise
- 20% discount on many educational programs
Individual memberships start at just $25/year. For more information, or to purchase a membership, contact the Historical Center at 941.629.PAST (7278).
With a small paid staff, the Historical Center could not operate without the support and assistance of dedicated volunteers. A variety of opportunities are available to fit all interests and schedules. Volunteers greet visitors, assist with special events and programs, help with office tasks, and much more. If you'd like to learn more, please contact the Historical Center at 941.629.PAST (7278).
CCHC Society Volunteer Corps - Over 500 wonderful CCHC Society volunteers donated 5800 hours to assist the small professional staff with all aspects of planning and presenting historical programs, preparing exhibits and staffing special projects and fundraising events in fiscal year 2008. Some folks donate their sewing and carpentry skills, for example, and others help with annual events and fundraisers.
Volunteers who are available on weekdays meet for lunch bi-monthly on the fourth Friday. Can you join us? Find out how you can join our Volunteer Corps by calling the Historical Center at 941.629.PAST (7278).
13th annual Authentic Maine Lobster Bake - Sept. 21, 2013
Cocktails served at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. at the Port Charlotte Beach Complex (4500 Harbor Blvd.). Dress is casual, with family-style indoor seating. Tables of eight may be reserved. All proceeds benefit Historical Center programs. For reservations or to donate auction items call 941.629.PAST (7278).
23rd Annual Symphony of Trees - Nov. 16 - Dec. 7, 2013
Tree display and auction located at the Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. Holiday entries can be viewed daily Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Thanksgiving Day noon to 3 p.m. Fees are $2 adults, $1 children under 12 and $1 Cultural Center members. All proceeds benefit the programs and exhibits of the Charlotte County Historical Center and area non-profit organizations.