These historical displays take visitors on a walk through the history of Southwest Florida, including some featured sites of interest in Fort Myers. 

Calusa Indians, a large complex empire among the first inhabitants of Southwest Florida, are prominently showcased, highlighting the industrious tools they crafted from natural materials from the area’s rich estuaries.

Other items on display include a miniature replica of First Street in downtown Fort Myers as it appeared in 1900; artifacts from the site of the original fort of Fort Myers; historical objects from Florida’s prime cattle raising era; and fossilized bones of a giant sloth, a megalodon, and a saber-toothed cat, representing what would have been found here in the Ice Age era. 

There is also an interactive exhibit where guests can dig for fossils that might be found on an archeological dig in Southwest Florida.

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