Historical Tour

August 27th:

12 – 2pm: Historic Green Street Church Museum Open House

 1 – 4pm: Visit the proposed new site for the Historic Green Street Church, on the south side of the Lemon Bay Cemetery  


Turtles, 7pm, Sept 26, 2017

September 26 7:00 PM Society Meeting, Historic Green St. Museum, 416 W. Green St. Nominating Committee Election.

Carol Leonard from Coastal Wildlife Club, Turtle Patrol will be sharing her experiences with turtles, as well as important information on how the public can help the turtle population. She will also answer audience questions.

Carol has degrees in Zoology and Marine Science Education and is a retired Lemon Bay High School teacher. She is a past President of the Florida Marine Science Education Assoc.


Secrets of the Cemetery

Just in time for Halloween, Charlie Bush, one-time custodian for the Lemon Bay Cemetery in Englewood, will share some little known information about this historic burial ground. Charlie also promises to relate some interesting, if not completely believable experiences he and others have reported regarding a few of our local “ghosts.” Many early Englewood pioneers are laid to rest at this cemetery which was established on top of a rare sand ridge.

Mr. Bush will speak on Tuesday, October 24th at 7pm at the historic Green Street Church. Come learn about the “Secrets of the Cemetery.” Admission is free and all are invited to attend. Light refreshments will be served.

Charlie Bush is a past President of the Lemon Bay Historical Society, founded in 1985 as a non-profit organization whose mission is “for the specific purposes of perpetuating the legacy of the past and honoring the pioneer settlers of the Lemon Bay area.”

November Meeting

NOTE: due to Thanksgiving this month’s Meeting will be on Tuesday, November 14, 7pm

Memories of Early Englewood

The Lemon Bay Historical Society will hold its November meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday the 14th at the Historic Green Street Church Museum at 416 W. Green Street in Englewood.

Nancy Wille, a fifth generation Englewood resident who enjoys golf, painting and most of all, working on the history of the area, will give a power point presentation depicting photos of early Englewood. Nancy will be joined by Carol Tate Garrett and Esther Ainger Horton in sharing fond memories of Thanksgivings past, as well as many other stories. Audience participation is invited.

The program is free to the public and light refreshments will be served.