The Legend of Gasparilla

Our Next Event: The Legend of Gasparilla

Tuesday, October 25 at 7pm at the
at the Historic Green Street Church,
corner of S. Indiana Ave and 2nd Ave, Englewood

Our guest speaker Crystal Diff will dive into the legend of the infamous pirate Gasparilla and the lasting impact it’s made on southwest Florida’s coast. While exploring the ​local origins of the legend, we’ll uncover the historical background of how a “big fish” story captured a railroad tycoon and made its mark on our coast forever.

Crystal Diff is the Executive Director for the Boca Grande Historical Society. She has spent over a decade working with cultural institutions across southwest Florida in history, art, archives, anthropology, and archaeology. Previously to BGHS, she provided public education programs and exhibits on local history for Charlotte County History Services.


About the Boca Grande Historical Society:
The Boca Grande Historical Society & History Center is committed to enhancing our understanding of the history of Gasparilla Island and its surrounding area. Their goal is to provide personally rewarding opportunities to learn about the remarkable people and events that shaped our past. Learn more…