NEWS UPDATES:
The Historic Green Street Church will be moved to its new site on Sept. 5th at 2am!

We regret to inform that Terry Zic, Board Member and long-time manager of our wedding rentals has passed.

On behalf of the Society, our sincere thanks to all who have donated to help move & SAVE this historic building! We still need more funds to complete the move.

Although the Lemon Bay Historical Society owns this historic building, the land it sits on is leased. The "99 year lease" has to be renewed every 10 years will expire in 2018. The Society has been informed that the lease will not be renewed. The Society offered to buy the land but the owner has declined the offer. In addition, parking space has always been a problem at the current site.  
In order to save this historic building, to ensure problem-free parking and access for community events, the Historical Society has elected to move the building to a lot it will own on the south side of the Lemon Bay Cemetery. This new location is more appropriate as an historical setting as it is adjacent to the burying ground of many of Englewood's pioneer families.
Your help is needed to raise funds to provide a "forever home" for the Lemon Bay Historical Society and for this iconic community building. We are pleased to announce that already hundreds of folks and local businesses have donated money, time and materials to help move and save the building. Your support will be greatly appreciated; no amount is too small.  

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

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Help Save the Historic Green Street Church Museum!

The Lemon Bay Historical Society purchased this historic building in May, 1988. However the land is leased and is due to expire in May of 2018. For many reasons the Historical Society has elected to move this iconic community building. Your help is needed to raise funds to move this historic building to a "forever home." 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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