As President and CEO of the Elling O. Eide Research Library and Preserve, it is my great pleasure to welcome you to our new virtual home! Here you will find everything you need to plan your next visit to the Eide Center, attend a tour or upcoming event, and organize your conference or arrange for your own research. You will also find information about the history of the property as well as the Eide and Mitchell families, including an expanded image gallery with photos of Elling Eide and other members of the family, historic photos of the property, images from recent events and lectures, and a photographic tour of our award-winning building designed by Florida architect Guy Peterson.

You can also visit our Press and Past Event pages to watch past lectures, read articles about the Eide Center in local and national press, and view our latest newsletter.

As we continue to expand our roles as the premier private library for research on early China and East Asia in the Nation and as an active partner for conservation and historic preservation in Southwest Florida, I hope you will give us feedback about your experience at the Center and on our website. Please write me at with any comments about this or anything you’d like to share regarding the Eide Center.

We look forward to meeting you!

Harold Mitchell

President and CEO
The Elling Eide Center