Help Save the Historic Green Street Church Museum!

The Lemon Bay Historical Society purchased this historic building in May, 1988. The land is leased from the Cross Point Church of the Nazarene. However, the lease is up for renewal in May 2018 and the Church may not renew the lease. Your help is needed to raise funds to save this historic building. MORE INFO

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WHO WE ARE

The Society grew out of a Pioneer Days Celebration on September 4, 1983 honoring Englewood’s first newspaper editor, Josephine Cortes, author of History of Englewood and Pioneer Days founder. In May, 1984 an organizational meeting was held, and by the next Pioneer Days celebration on September 2, 1984, the Society had organized a mullet roast for 150 people! The mullet was freshly caught by members of the Platt family and Bill Davis and Bob Cashatt foraged some swamp cabbage, which was cooked using Eula Davis’ (Bill’s mother) famous recipe. In 1985, the Lemon Bay Historical Society was officially incorporated as a non-profit organization whose mission was “for the specific purposes of perpetuating the legacy of the past [and] honoring the pioneer settlers of the Lemon Bay area.” Bob Cashatt, also an artist, designed the logo for the Society.

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Florida Folklore wi­th a Lemon Bay Twist

Lemon Bay Historical ­Society welcomes Carol Mahle­r as […]

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Jean Airey Tribute

Nancy Jean Airey: January 23, 1943 – May […]

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