Englewood Area Historical Museum 

Using the Power of History to Transform Lives

Bertha Palmer Visits the Museum

NEWSFLASH: Mrs. Palmer (portrayed by Kate Holmes) will be back in Englewood 

on Sat., June 3rd at 2pm at the Historic Green Street Church!

Museum President Barbara Sharpe with Kate Holmes from the Historical Society of Sarasota County who portrayed Bertha Palmer at the Museum in March, 2017. Bertha Palmer was a Chicago millionaire and visionary, whose interest in the Gulf Coast of Florida on her arrival in Sarasota in 1910 set the stage for the growth and prosperity of Sarasota County. Learn more: See our current exhibit THE PALMER RANCH.