To donate collections, photos, or documents,

please call for an appointment with

the Charlotte County Historical Center


941-629-7278  (PAST)


L to R:  Joe Blais (C); Carol Leonard, Sec., (C); Herb Stephens, Treas. (C); Shelly Lampp Babington (S); Bart Tracy, Pres.(S); Anne Merrill, V. Pres.(S); Diana Harris(C)          (C) = Charlotte resident, (S) = Sarasota resident

​​​2017 Friends Meeting Schedule

Wed. March 15, 2017, noon to 2:00 PM at Englewood Charlotte  Library

Wed. June 21, 2017, noon to 2:00 PM at Elsie Quirk Library

Wed. September 20, 2017, noon to 2:00 PM at Englewood Charlotte Library

Wed. December 20, 2016,noon to 2:00 PM at Elsie Quirk Library

Current Board of Directors and Officers

What is the Englewood Archives ?

Built in 2013 as part of the renovation of the Englewood Branch of the Charlotte County Library, the Archives for Englewood, Florida area is located at 3450 North Access Roadin Englewood as part of Tringali Park complex. This special addition to the library was specifically built to house the archives and preserve documents, photographs, collections, etc. for future generations.

Who we are:

Friends of the Englewood Archives, Inc.  began as a small group of enthusiastic  supporters who met and organized  to become a support group for the Archives. Incorporated as a not for profit 501(c)(3) group effective March 19, 2014, this group created a steering committee to create the managing documents and policies of the Friends. 

Our Board of Directors consists of four residents of Charlotte County and three residents of Sarasota County. Our current Board of Directors was installed on January 20, 2015 and elected the current Officers. Their first meeting took place on March 19, 2015 at the Englewood Charlotte Library.


We hold four quarterly meetings per year, which are open to the public.


We welcome all who are interested in our history. 

Our Purpose
To support the Englewood Archives through fundraising, education, raising public awareness and establishing broad operating policies for the Archives.

​​​Photo by John F. Bass, IV

Contact the Friends at:

Friends of the Englewood Archives, Inc. 

P.O. Box 212 (note this is new number)

Englewood, FL 34295

Phone: 941-870-8105

Email: info@friendsofea.org

Our Vision
The greater Englewood, Florida area community will use the Englewood Archives as a central repository for public records and historical documents which will permanently preserve our rich cultural heritage for future generations.

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Our Mission
Helping preserve the history of the greater Englewood, Florida area.

Helping to preserve the history of the greater Englewood, Florida area.