The Charlotte County Archives depends upon funds from government for approximately half of its operating budget. We depend upon donations, fund-raising activities, and sales from our Gallery for the rest of our budget.
We'd like you to know that your purchase of a scanned photographic image, a book, or some other item from our Gallery helps us fund a part-time Archivist (see our Home Page under “On the Docket” for Dr. Fairney's current project!), and the computers, printers, scanners and materials necessary to the process of preservation.
The Charlotte County Archives has a collection of over 20,000 photographs from Charlotte County's past. We will be gradually adding these photos to our web site album so that you can look through them at your leisure, search their associated text via our search field, and even purchase scanned images right here on our web site! Why not browse through the collection now? (And keep an eye out for additions to the albums in the future).
We have a large number of historical photographs for which we need information. If you can tell us anything about the location, or the people in the pictures, we'd really appreciate knowing more! Scanned images of these pictures are also for sale. Browse through these pictures here!