The Lemon Bay Historical Society extends our sincere thanks to all who donated time & money to help move & SAVE the Historic Green Street Church Museum.

View Video of the "Monumental Move in the Middle of the Night"

We still need more funds to pay off all the moving expenses. Once the building is ready at the new location we will resume Wedding Rentals and our Free Community Programs for all.

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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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