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Bass Biological Laboratory subject of historical talk

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As a part of the annual week-long Lemon Bay Fest, welcome Erin Mahaney and Linda Roberts at 10:30 AM on February 5 at Cedar Point Environmental Park as they give an overview of Englewood life in the 1930’s from the perspective of the Bass Biological Laboratory on Lemon Bay. The Bass Campus consisted of several laboratories, houses for staff and visiting investigators, a dining hall, a dormitory and several other small buildings. The historic Cookie House, now located at Cedar Point Environmental Center, is one of the buildings located at the Bass Campus during that time.

Erin Mahaney is the Archivist at the Arthur Vining Davis Laboratory at Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota, FL. She has been working with the archives of the Bass Laboratory since 2009. Erin will discuss the history of the “Bass Lab” from 1933 to 1945 including an overview of records found and some fascinating stories and images from the Bass Collection.

Linda Roberts is the Historian at the Charlotte County Historical Center in Port Charlotte, FL. She has been involved with the historic restoration of the “Cookie House” and will open it to public viewing after the presentations.

Cedar Point Environmental Park is a Charlotte County facility located at 2300 Placida Road in Englewood. Further information can be obtained by calling (941) 475-0769. Free.