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Dear Green Gables Supporter,
Please take a moment to send a copy of the attached letter or write your own to your Florida Legislatures to ask them to support Green Gables by appropriating funds to the Department of State, Division of Historical Resources, Special Category Grants in the upcoming State Budget FY 2021-2022. You may send your comments via mail or email.
Contact Rep. Thad Altman and let him know how you feel about GREEN GABLES! Use the letter below or write from the heart!
Contact Rep. Randy Fine and let him know how you feel about GREEN GABLES! Use the letter below or write from the heart!
Contact Rep. Tyler Sirois and let him know how you feel about GREEN GABLES! Use the letter below or write from the heart!
(Name, Address, phone, email)
The Honorable (State Representative or Senator)
(State Representative or Senator), The Capitol District # Bldg.,
(402 or 404) South Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Re: Green Gables at Historic Riverview Village, Inc. (Green Gables/Wells House)
Grant Application No. 22.h.sc.700.043 Acquisition Ranked for FY22 Funding
Dear (State Representative or Senator) :
As a resident in Brevard County, I am writing to ask for your assistance in providing grant funding for acquisition of Green Gables, located at 1501 S Harbor City Blvd, Melbourne, FL 32901. Green Gables at Historic Riverview Village, Inc. has been ranked for FY22 funding under the Florida Department of State, Division of Historical Resources, Historic Preservation Matching Grants Program, application number 22.h.sc.700.043. The project title is Acquisition of Green Gables/Wells House by Green Gables at Historic Riverview Village, Inc. Your support is of utmost importance to enable our non-profit to purchase the house in order to preserve the Queen Anne architecture, to share the over 125 years of Florida and local history and to create an educational and community center for all to enjoy.
This will be Green Gables last opportunity to save from destruction the historic home and over 1 acre of green space on the Indian River Lagoon and to restore this architectural Queen Anne style home. This estate is one of only three Queen Anne designs in the South Brevard area, and was the figurehead in one of the earliest developments in Melbourne named Riverview Village. Our agreement originally established in 2015 with the heirs to the estate will expire this year.
Green Gables owners, William and Nora Wells, purchased 150 acres and were instrumental in donating land and building community establishments. We are asking that you consider supporting funding for this acquisition grant for Green Gables for FY22 by funding the appropriation for the Department of State, Division of Historic Resources Special Category Grants. This would in-turn enable us to move forward with stabilization and more importantly, the rehabilitation and restoration of Green Gables to its original beauty and create a new community center.
Funding the essential historic preservation structures and programs represents a true investment in our State’s legacy multiplied many times over through public-private economic partnerships and ventures. Most importantly, it creates much needed jobs and ensures the protection of our historic resources. Thanking you in advance for your support.
(Name and Title)
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Please Join us downtown Melbourne on March 20, 2021 at 11 AM for the Ancient Order of Hibernian's Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade! Green Gables Miniature House will be showcased on our own float. Volunteers will be marching behind giving out informational brochures. What a great way to bring awareness of Green Gables to all who attend. Please contact us if you would like to help and/or participate in this very fun event.
Green Gables will be hosting an original Murder Mystery written by the popular Elizabeth Anderson
When: Saturday, March 27th, 2021 • Time: 7PM to 8PM
This is a Virtual Mystery Event where you can guess "who dunnit" from the safety and comfort of your living room. Only $10 per person donation. Ticket sales: will be announced soon! For more information contact: Marion at 321-794-8901
March 14th – Irish Sunday in the Park- Irish music and dancing, coffee and soda bread, bring your picnic basket and dancing shoes!
March 27th- Kid’s Easter Egg Hunt! More details to come!
April – Sunday in the Park – Earth Day and Flower Festival - More Details to come!
Every Saturday from 10am - 2pm, we invite you to take a tour of historic Green Gables. Stay and enjoy the grounds for a picnic or scenic view. Free to the public. Donations are welcomed and appreciated. Call for a scheduled tour on other days
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals, provide funds for the constant upkeep, restoration and preservation of Green Gables for future generations.
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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