Lemon Bay Historical Society





Terry Zic


 For more information, call…



P. O. Box 1245

Englewood FL  34293-1245


All meetings are at the Green St. Church, 416 W. Green St., Englewood, at 7:00 PM. The Public is invited, there is no charge unless otherwise specified.


In-House Calendar





Tuesday January 27 7 PM

Cary Conley considers herself a historian, educator and writer. She and her family moved to Venice in 1957.  After obtaining a degree in English with chemistry and math from Florida Southern in Lakeland she took a bus to New York City to seek her fortune at AT&T.  Along the way she married and raised a son and daughter.  She earned a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Delaware, retired early from the Credit Card division of Chase Manhattan and returned to Florida to care for her Mother.      

Upon returning to Venice she became the Director of Education at Historic Point serving for over 11 years.  Her favorite job was initiating and developing the archaeology camp program and school program for third graders, both a classroom program called the Traveling Trunk and tours at the historic site, including publishing their handbook, Archaeology and the Prehistoric People of Southwest Florida as part of the Color and Learn Science Series by Action Publishing.   Her love of learning about the Americas’ early people has taken her to our southwest to hunt for the Anasazi, to the Yucatan to learn about the Mayans and to Peru and Machu Picchu to rub elbows with the Incas.   

Currently a member of the Board of Directors of Friends of Little Salt Spring she serves as the Education Chair.  She looks forward to helping establish Little Salt Spring as Someplace Special USA.

The Prehistory Natives of Historic Spanish Point and Little Salt Spring

Come to hear a fascinating discussion of two different groups of ancient people who occupied the land known today as Historic Spanish Point in Osprey and Little Salt Spring in North Port.  Who were they? How did they get here? When did their culture flourish at each distinct site?  What do we know about them from archaeological analysis of the remnants of these living sites?  What did they eat, their burial practices, transportation, pottery and housing?   How can we learn more?

Green St. Church

Feb 7 – 14


Lemon Bay Fest – Englewood History with Zest!

Visit HERE for full schedule (available mid- December)

 7:00 pm Sat 2/7
 2:30 pm Sun 2/8
 7:00 pm Mon 2/9
 7:00 pm Tues 2/10
 7:00 pm Wed 2/11

Theater Program


A look at Englewood’s earliest pioneers though  drama, song and even dance. Meet the earliest pioneers as never before.

By Jean Airey and Linda Lou Lewis

Reservations: 941-474-3764

Tickets: $5 – Tickets on sale after January  5, 2015

Historic Green Street Church – 416 W Green Street Englewood

Proceeds benefit the Lemon Bay Historical Society and will go to needed repairs on the church building.

Tuesday Feb-24 7 PM

JIim Davids

Your Old Things -- Trash or Treasure

;Is there any value in that old china teapot? Find out about how the experts figure it out. Davids will also give you honest feedback on ONE item you can bring.

Friday Mar 6th

Gene Jones


be noted author and local historian Gene Jones, who will give an A/V presentation on Florida’s history and its little known role in the Civil War conflict. (A $5 fee will be charged at the door to help in the preservation of the Green Street Church which badly needs ceiling work. Reserve your ticket by calling 941-474-3764.

 Following the presentation, Jones will read excerpts from his popular historical fiction novel Suwannee Divide, a gripping tale of Florida during the War. A Q&A and book signing will follow the reading.   History and Civil War buffs alike will enjoy this factual novel about Florida during the time of the Civil War, experiencing the tumult through the eyes of historical personalities and fictional characters. Suwannee Divide conveys how the will to survive prevails. Jones is a wealth of information. Listening to this touching tale with memorable characters, vivid battle scenes, and the emotion-stirring desperation of those who lived through the War will totally absorb audiences.

Tuesday March 24 7 PM

Bill Davis

The Restoration of the Green St. Church

How were a group of volunteers able to restore this historic structure?

Tuesday April 28 7 PM