While preserving an historic riverfront "green space" from commercial development.
Thanks to all of our generous donors, we raised the money in time to apply for the $500,000 matching grant from the Florida Division of Historical Resources for the acquisition of
Green Gables. We will keep you informed each step of the way,
Dear Friends of Green Gables,
It is with great, heartfelt pleasure and pride that the Executive Board of Directors of Green Gables at Historic Riverview Village, Inc. announces that we have successfully raised the required funds to apply for the Division of Historical Resources Special Category Grant for Acquisition of Green Gables!!!
We will now proceed through the process of
1- acceptance of application
2- review by Division of Historical Resources
3- review and recommendation by the legislature
4- final approval by Governor Ron Desantis
Thanks to YOUR support and faith, as well your extreme generosity (Especially individuals like David Fletcher and the descendants of the Wells family, Adam Cohen, Vinnie Taranto, Sandra Henry, Sandra Michelson and so many more), we have succeeded in applying for the grant that, if granted, will enable us to save the most important and historically significant property in Melbourne! Thank you!!!
We can’t possibly say enough about the amazing Green Gables Team! Every single person has given 110% and has held fast to the dream in order to make it a reality! Their dedication and hard work has made this happen, and we are so very thankful for the blessing of working with each of these outstanding people!!!
Saturday, we will be hanging a banner that says “Thanks to You, WE DID IT!!” There will be thank you signs along US1 to show our gratitude.
Again, we thank each and every one of you who donated, volunteered, spread the word and gave us your encouragement and support in this campaign. We will keep you informed as we progress through the grant process. Please continue to visit us on Saturdays between 10am and 2pm and be looking for announcements of new events and activities!
Marion Pellicano Ambrose, President
Sue Fallon, Vice President
Annita Full, Secretary
Diane Baccus Horsley, Treasurer
The entire Board and all the dedicated volunteers at Green Gables wish to express our heartfelt thanks to all of you who have visited us both in person and on our website, and especially to all who have donated to help us apply for a $500K matching grant to purchase Green Gables once and for all.
Checks and donations to our Paypal and Go Fund Me are still being accepted for the renovation phase of restoring Green Gables. We will be announcing each project and will keep all of you informed of our steady progress,
I urge you to discover for yourself, the incredible outpour of generosity, support and love for Green Gables and the History, Heritage, Green Space and Community potential it represents. Every single donation, big or small, is so appreciated and shows that the community shares our vision for Green Gables as a treasured historic landmark and tremendous asset to our community! Thank you for all your help and support as we continue to work diligently to restore our beautiful Green Gables
Why is saving Green Gables so Important?
Green Gables is the historic home of the Wells family, one of the generous benefactors who played a key role in the development of the early Melbourne community. Their vision and their generosity gifted us with the first auditorium, the first library, the first high school, and Wells Park, all of which have been enjoyed by so many for several generations.
Green Gables is a historic site located on 1.15 acres of prime riverfront green space. Through the dedication of many volunteers, the grounds and home have already been enjoyed by thousands of visitors. Students have begun field trips to experience a hands-on living history education program. In just a few years, Green Gables has become a vibrant hub of activity for our community.
The Wells family has provided our community with one final legacy - the homestead where this remarkable family lived and gave so generously to the Melbourne community.
We are now depending on our caring community and seeking available grants to restore the house to its original stature.
This will allow this treasure to continue to be a thriving center, a living educational experience, and a vibrant green space for generations to enjoy.
After withstanding hurricanes, floods and other storms for 124 years, this Forgotten Enchantress faces the storm of destruction for commercial gain. Will a team of compassionate citizens save her in time?
Directed by Jennifer East • Cinematography by Donnie Crawford • bUneke Productions • bUneke.org • 501c3 Educational Charity
These two men, Coy A Clark and David Fletcher, have been key figures in the Green Gables Project from the very beginning. We want to thank them for their unwavering support and concern over the years. Their names will be inscribed on a plaque honoring them for the important part they have played in our efforts to save Green Gables. This plaque will hang in the entrance to the reception room of Green Gables for all to see.
Make lemonade out of lemons! Enjoy an imaginary cool cup of lemonade! Download a special color page! See the amazing dogs who have visited Green Gables and check out the charming Mini-Green Gables!
Holy Name of Jesus elementary teacher, author and president of the nonprofit Green Gables at Historic Riverview Village, Marion Ambrose, has been trying to find ways to stay connected with her students and fight to save a 124 year old house in her county from demolition, during this world-wide crisis. Watch this & please share! Visit the Kids Page!
by Christian A. Thein
My first encounter with Green Gables was on a fieldtrip when I was in fifth grade. I love history, so attending this was an honor. Our teacher, Mrs. Ambrose was as excited as I was. We would make real soap and play games from the time when Green Gables was first built, in the 1800’s. We also would tour the house itself, seeing where the family would relax, sleep, eat, play, and host guests. (This is just an excerpt from his letter).
Be a Green Gables Hero! Your support and contributions will enable us to restore Green Gables.
Contact Us Directly: Marion Ambrose 321-794-8901 | Sue Fallon 321-536-6357
Mailing Address: Green Gables at Historic Riverview Village, Inc.
P.O. Box 1086, Melbourne, FL 32902
1501 South Harbor City Boulevard, Melbourne, Florida 32901, United States
We are now open every Saturday from 10AM until 2PM. Come & See!
Green Gables at Historic Riverview Village, Inc., is a tax-exempt organization (Tax ID#27-4206685) duly qualified under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Solicitation of Contributions Act Registration. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the division of consumer services by calling toll-free within the State. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the State. 1-800-HELP-FLA (435-7352. www.FloridaConsumerHelp.com
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