Englewood Area Historical Museum 

Using the Power of History to Transform Lives

New Hours, New Exhibits!
 Friday - Sunday.....1:00 - 4:00 PM

1394 Old Englewood Rd. Englewood, FL 34223

941-208-5942

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We receive no operational funding from the government. We are a 100% volunteer charitable not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) corporation*

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Our Current Exhibits:


"The Chicago Connection"

Did you know Englewood was founded by Chicagoans? 

Learn all about our Chicago connections and lemons, the Columbian Exposition, and a hotel fire.

 

"In the Beginning"

Trace the early inhabitants of our area from the Paleo people 10,000 years ago,

to the Mound Builders, and to the English and Spanish explorers from the 1500s through the 1800s.

See artifacts found along Gottfried Creek that may be from 500 to 1000 BC (BCE)! 


"Ranches to Houses"

Learn about the Vanderbilt's "2V" Ranch where Rotonda is today.

Read about socialite Mrs. Potter Palmer and her Palmer Ranch. 

Who was Edward Vose Babcock?

Which ranch is now being developed as the West Villages community?


"Olde Englewood"

View a unique collection of historic Englewood photos.

See Queen Anne Furnishings from Lois Bartlett Tracy's "Artists Acres" Homestead.

Enjoy wonderful doll collections from then and now.

Browse our Pioneer Craft & Book Store.


"A Military Salute"

See our on-going, ever-changing exhibits on Englewood's contributions to defending our nation.


SEE EARTH DAY & VIETNAM VET EVENT PHOTOS ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE!


VISIT OUR MUSEUM!

1394 Old Englewood Rd. Englewood, FL 34223

941-208-5942


Hours of Operation:

Beginning March 10, 2017:

Friday - Sunday

1:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.

*Weekday Tours Available by Appointment.

Contact us for a scheduled tour.


1394 Old Englewood Rd. Englewood, FL 34223

Have any items relevant to our theme that you would like to have featured in our Museum? 

Feel free to contact us to make arrangements for your artifacts and/or photographs to be examined. 

We are always seeking input from the Englewood area community to assist with telling our story and preserving our history!

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*We are a 100% volunteer charitable not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) corporation. Our ID number is CH44641. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800-435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. VISIT THEIR WEBSITE: www.FloridaConsumerHelp.com