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
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.
Wednesday afternoon April 8th, 1 p.m.
Venue: We are currently hosting this monthly presentation at the normal venue, The Wintergarden Presbyterian Church, Port Charlotte. If the Church remains closed due to the coronavirus., we will move it. Please keep in touch.
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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