Founders’ Day Week Events 2017

When:
December 4, 2017 all-day
2017-12-04T00:00:00-05:00
2017-12-05T00:00:00-05:00
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Historic Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tours and History Celebration from 1pm to 5pm. Tours start at Kays Ponger & Uselton, 635 E. Marion Ave., with refreshments. Stops at historic buildings and museums. Pre-register to insure a spot on these tours. ( Donation.) Call (941) 639-1133 to RSVP.
Punta Gorda Founder’s Presentation and Exhibit – Opening 2:30-4:00pm. Punta Gorda History Center, 512 E. Grace Street. Punta Gorda Historians and Old-Timers present “Punta Gorda Hall of History Honorees” reviewing some of the major pioneers and early residents who made major impacts on Punta Gorda. Exhibit of Founder’s Hall of Fame Honorees opens. (Free)
Freeman House Tours, 311 West Retta Esplanade, 2pm. to 4:30pm., Tours of the historic Freeman House decked out for Christmas with docent. (Free)
Punta Gorda History Park’s Candy Canes and Santa Claus – Through December 7, 5 to 8pm. Santa every night, displays of Old Punta Gorda Isles, Disney figures, live music, cookies for kids to decorate, decorated historic houses. Contact (941) 639-1887. (Adults: Donation: $10, Kids under 15, Free)
Then and Now Photography Exhibit – Through December 7., Monday through Friday, 9am to 4pm, Saturday, 10am to 2pm, Visual Arts Center, 210 Maud Street, Exhibit of Historic Photos from the Vernon Peeples Collection, Punta Gorda History Center and contemporary photos taken by area photographers of the same locations. Contact: 941-639-8810. (Free)Historic Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tours and History Celebration from 1pm to 5pm. Tours start at Kays Ponger & Uselton, 635 E. Marion Ave., with refreshments. Stops at historic buildings and museums. Pre-register to insure a spot on these tours. ( Donation.) Call (941) 639-1133 to RSVP.
Punta Gorda Founder’s Presentation and Exhibit – Opening 2:30-4:00pm. Punta Gorda History Center, 512 E. Grace Street. Punta Gorda Historians and Old-Timers present “Punta Gorda Hall of History Honorees” reviewing some of the major pioneers and early residents who made major impacts on Punta Gorda. Exhibit of Founder’s Hall of Fame Honorees opens. (Free)
Freeman House Tours, 311 West Retta Esplanade, 2pm. to 4:30pm., Tours of the historic Freeman House decked out for Christmas with docent. (Free)
Punta Gorda History Park’s Candy Canes and Santa Claus – Through December 7, 5 to 8pm. Santa every night, displays of Old Punta Gorda Isles, Disney figures, live music, cookies for kids to decorate, decorated historic houses. Contact (941) 639-1887. (Adults: Donation: $10, Kids under 15, Free)
Then and Now Photography Exhibit – Through December 7., Monday through Friday, 9am to 4pm, Saturday, 10am to 2pm, Visual Arts Center, 210 Maud Street, Exhibit of Historic Photos from the Vernon Peeples Collection, Punta Gorda History Center and contemporary photos taken by area photographers of the same locations. Contact: 941-639-8810. (Free)

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