About Us



The Mission of the Cultural Heritage Center is to promote, inform, explore, and celebrate the multi-ethnic, diverse nature of Southwest Florida through educational programs, outreach efforts and celebrations of culture. 

A plan for a permanent facility that would allow for a wide variety of programming is in development.



Partners in the development of the plan for the Cultural Heritage Center include:

Who We Are, So Far

Core Advisory Board

  • Sushila Cherian, representing Indian Culture

  • John (Giovanni) Milone, representing Italian Culture

  • Clover Virgo and Annetta Smith, representing Jamaican Culture

  • Betzy Toro, representing Puerto Rican Culture