We regret to inform that, due to the pandemic, the 2021 Cracker Fair has been canceled.


The Lemon Bay Historical Society has received a $5000 CARES grant from Florida Humanities to help fund general operating expenses.


GRANT PRESS RELEASE

Due to the pandemic, the Historical Society has had to cancel its traditional monthly community programs and fundraising events. The Society is responsible for maintaining the historic Green Street Church building and its property. These expenses include lawn mowing, water, electricity, landscaping maintenance, insurance, taxes, building upkeep, etc. We thank Florida Humanities for helping us get through these trying times.


We sincerely thank everyone who donated during the Giving Challenge to help preserve the history of Englewood.

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Your tax-deductible contributions are always greatly appreciated. Thank you!

If you prefer, you can mail your tax-deductible donation to:

Lemon Bay Historical Society P. O. Box 1245 Englewood FL 34295

Thank you!

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Logo Designed and Carved by Robert Cashatt, 1993

MORE INFO ON THE HISTORIC GREEN STREET CHURCH

(Painting by Carmichael, 1990)
We are a 100% volunteer Florida-based charitable not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) corporation (REGISTRATION NO. CH49480). A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE 800-435-7352 WITHIN THE STATE OR VISITING THEIR WEBSITE (FloridaConsumerHelp.com). REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.

Help Save the Historic Green Street Church Museum!

The Lemon Bay Historical Society purchased this historic building in May, 1988. However the land lease was not renewed. In order to save this iconic community building, the Historical Society elected to move it to a "forever home." We sincerely thank all who contributed to this effort. We still have bills to pay as the move cost much more than expected. READ MORE

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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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Historical Society Receives Grant

Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, the Lemon Bay […]

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