Preserving the history and heritage of our community
The Marco Island Historical Society (MIHS) maintains an important collection of over 50,000 items related to Marco Island and the surrounding area including Goodland, Isles of Capri, Naples, Collier County, and Southwest Florida. The collection includes archaeological objects, photographs, historic objects, archival materials, artwork, newspapers, books, and various ephemera. Hundreds of items from the collection are on display at the Marco Island Historical Museum at any given time and the remainder are professionally cared for in a secure and stable environment.
Now you can view our collection online! Check back often as new records are added daily.
Access to the MIHS collection is available to researchers on an appointment-only basis. Please contact the MIHS Collections Manager to schedule an appointment.
The MIHS maintains and cares for a large photographic collection. Images may be requested from the collection for a fee. In some instances, the fee may be waived or reduced. A Digital Image Use & Request Form must be completed and submitted to the Collections Manager for all image requests.
Click here to view our guidelines for photographic reproductions.
Click here to download our Digital Image Use & Request Form.
For assistance or questions about requesting an image, please contact the Collections Manager.
The MIHS is actively collecting materials for the collection as part of its mission “to preserve and to share the history and heritage of Marco Island.” Many new acquisitions come from the generosity of individuals wishing to share whatever pieces of Marco Island history they possess. The MIHS Curatorial Staff will determine and research the relevance of all potential donations and reserves the right to decline any donation. The MIHS will not accept walk-in donations or materials left on museum property.
All donation proposals and inquiries should be submitted to the MIHS Collections Manager.
Click hereto view the MIHS Collections Management Policy.
For more information about our collection, please contact: