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P.O. Box 380147, Port Charlotte, FL 33948

Events

03/20/2021

ALL THAT JAZZ Centennial Concert and Celebration

7pm - 9pm

Theater-Military Heritage Museum, Punta Gorda

Event Details

03/20/2021

ALL THAT JAZZ Centennial Concert and Celebration

Charlotte County History will come alive in pictures, music and words. This narrated evening will feature the authentic 1920s jazz performed by Jay Leaman's Jazz Phools, a five-piece authentic 190s style jazz band from Tampa. Special Guest Vocalist Kirsten Joyner as Bessie Smith. The program will begin with the songs and sights of WW I, and dramatically transition to the Roaring Twenties with the debates over political division and prohibition. There will be a special tribute to the hero of the cause to create Charlotte County, Francis ( Frank) Cooper of Punta Gorda. This is an event planned by the Charlotte County Centennial 2021 Committee

and sponsored by the Charlotte County Florida Historical Society, Inc. Tickets $35. information to come

7pm - 9pm

Theater-Military Heritage Museum, Punta Gorda

04/23/2021

"Official" Charlotte County Centennial Ball

7pm - 10pm

Charlotte Harbor Events & Conference Center, Punta Gorda

Event Details

04/23/2021

"Official" Charlotte County Centennial Ball

While balls were not commonly held in Florida before or after 1920, the county government is currently planning a gala to commemorate the formation of Charlotte County from DeSoto County  on April 23, 1921. This is an event planned by the Charlotte County Government.


Ticket information, as well as details of the "official" centennial ball will be posted here when we receive them.

7pm - 10pm

Charlotte Harbor Events & Conference Center, Punta Gorda

09/26/2020

Untold History of African-Americans in Charlotte County, Exhibit Opening

10am - 4pm

Blanchard House Museum, Martin Luther King Blvd., Punta Gorda

Event Details

09/26/2020

Untold History of African-Americans in Charlotte County, Exhibit Opening

The Blanchard House Museum has organized an exhibit to draw upon the contributions of African-Americans in Charlotte County as we became a county in 1921. This special centennial exhibit to run through our centennial year 2021.

10am - 4pm

Blanchard House Museum, Martin Luther King Blvd., Punta Gorda

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CENTENNIAL THEMED STUDENT ART COMPETITION 2021

What Does 100 Look Like?

The Charlotte County Centennial Committee is pleased to announce an art contest for students of all ages to help make our county’s 100th birthday a truly memorable and imaginative occasion. Students who enter will answer in a variety of two-dimensional and three-dimensional, original works of art, the question “what does 100 look like?”.


Each student submission can address the theme in one of two different ways. First you can find someone, some place or something that is at least 100 years old and use that as the subject of your original work. A second way, is to show something, someone or some place as it will appear in 100 years- time.

Learn More

Upload centennial student art competition rules, guidelines and registration forms below.


DEADLINE FOR ALL ENTRIES MAY 1, 2020

Download STUDENT ART COMPETITION FORMS