BRINGING CHARLOTTE COUNTY HISTORY TO LIFE

BRINGING CHARLOTTE COUNTY HISTORY TO LIFE

BRINGING CHARLOTTE COUNTY HISTORY TO LIFEBRINGING CHARLOTTE COUNTY HISTORY TO LIFEBRINGING CHARLOTTE COUNTY HISTORY TO LIFE

Welcome

Thank you for visiting the website for the Charlotte County Florida Historical Society. Our mission is to research, preserve, publish and present the rich and diverse history of Charlotte County, Florida. While we presently do not have a physical history center and public museum, we keep our history alive in a multitude of free public programs that bring our history to life throughout the year.

Join us for our FREE SPRING LECTURE SERIES and FIELD TRIPS


NEW FOR 2020! WE HAVE MOVED ALL OF OUR PRESENTATIONS WILL BE IN THE AFTERNOON

The Seminole Struggle, March 11, 1 pm

Award-Winning Authors John & Marylou Missall

The Missalls will be presenting from their recent book. See "events" page.

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John & Mary lou Missall, March 12

The history comes alive

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The Missalls bring the Seminole Wars to life with incredible primary sources

Their new book will be available

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Their new book published by Pineapple Press will be available for signing.

To the ends of the earth, April 8, 2020, 1 pm

A History of Charlotte County Florida

What does television personality Ed McMahon have to do with Charlotte County's history? Only that he was involved in one of the nation's worst land fraud in U.S. History, resulting in the federal lawsuit Adams v Cavanaugh Communities.

  

Join Ted Ehmann was he previews his forthcoming book in preparation for the county’s centennial in 2021. Historian and author, Ehmann’s research revealed quite different accounts of our county’s founding and the people who played an important role here. Previous histories by Williams & Cleveland and Peeples were a disconnected array of stories, more myth than truth. With the introduction of computer and digital archives and collections, Ehmann was able to not only discover the true facts, but most importantly a narrative with distinctive trends and repeating themes from the 1870s to the present. While not intended, what resulted from years of research is a “tell all” book that reveals the lies, deception, scandals and land frauds that comprise Charlotte County’s Past.

Those who attend will receive a coupon for 20% off a signed copy of his book A History of Charlotte County Florida, currently in production.

Thursday Evening, April 9, 2020 at the Wintergarden Presbyterian Church, 18305 Wintergarden Ave., Port Charlotte, 7 pm

TED EHMANN

Ehmann is founder of the Charlotte County Florida Historical Society. His books include this one coming out in 2020-2021, by the History Press, as well as Boom & Bust In Bone Valley, the history of phosphate mining in Florida, Shotwell Publishing 2020, and The People of the Great Circle, Prehistoric Mound Builders In South Florida, currently available by Pineapple Press.

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FIELD TRIP May 6, 2020

Water and land trip to historic Gasparilla Island and Boca Grande, click on link below for flyer.

ALL THAT JAZZ, CCFLHS's CENTENNIAL EVENT

We Support the Military Heritage Museum

The Military Heritage Museum in Punta Gorda is a local treasure. Please show your support for the museum and programs

We Support Historic Spanish Point

Historic Spanish Point is located in neighboring Osprey, Sarasota County, Florida. All the prehistoric, as well as the historic periods in our region are beautifully preserved. Our history comes alive ever

We Support the Englewood & Lemon Bay Societies

Englewood and Lemon Bay have a shared history with Charlotte County, growing up together as we have. We support the many historical preservation groups there, and invite you to visit their historic si