Calendar of Events

Upcoming events

    • November 27, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • UUCOV Sanctuary, 1971 Pinebrook Rd., Venice, FL 34292

    Betty Intagliata Fall Lecture Series-

    Focusing on Venice and Sarasota County History

    November 27, 2018.  7 PM.  Program: "Kentucky Military Institute:  126 Years of Its History, Including the Venice Years."  Presented by Larry Humes, KMI Graduate.  Larry R. Humes  is a 1965 graduate of Kentucky Military Institute.  During his four-decade career, he worked mostly in journalism and higher education marketing and communication.  Larry wrote for newspapers throughout Florida, and he also served as editor of The Greentree Gazette, a bi-monthly national magazine targeting higher education administrators.  He managed communications for the University of Florida and Rollins College before spending the last decade of his career as a marketing and communications consultant to higher education.  Larry wrote a mystery novel titled Bridge to Nowhere which was published in 1980.



    The Betty Intagliata Lecture Series:  Sponsored by the Venice Area Historical Society (VAHS).  Permanent funding for the Betty Intagliata Lecture Series is provided by the Bill Jervey, Jr. Charitable Foundation.


    Directions:  The Sanctuary of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Venice (UUCOV) is located at 1971 Pinebrook Road, Venice, on the corner of Edmondson Road.  Use the driveway into the church campus from Edmondson Road, west of Pinebrook Road.  From the south on I75, exit at Exit 193, turn right on Jacaranda Blvd. and travel to the flashing stoplight at Border Road.  Turn left and follow Border Road that turns into Edmondson through another flashing stop sign and then a stoplight at Pinebrook Road.  From the north on I75, exit at Exit 195, turn right and immediately move into the left lane.  Take the left at the first light (Pinebrook Road) and travel south about a mile.  Turn right at the driveway that leads into Island Montessori School and then turn left into the UUCOV church parking lot.  Honore Road may also be followed south as it turns into Pinebrook Road.

    • January 15, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • UUCOV Sanctuary, 1971 Pinebrook Rd., Venice, FL 34292
    First in a series of five lectures with theme "Southwest Florida's Native-Americans".


    January 15, 2019.  7 PM.  "Paleo-Indian Artifacts at Little Salt Spring and Warm Mineral Springs and Their Importance."  Presented by Steve Koski, Sarasota County Archaeologist.


    The Betty Intagliata Lecture Series:  Sponsored by the Venice Area Historical Society (VAHS).  Permanent funding for the Betty Intagliata Lecture Series is provided by the Bill Jervey, Jr. Charitable Foundation.


    Directions:  The Sanctuary of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Venice (UUCOV) is located at 1971 Pinebrook Road, Venice, on the corner of Edmondson Road.  Use the driveway into the church campus from Edmondson Road, west of Pinebrook Road.  From the south on I75, exit at Exit 193, turn right on Jacaranda Blvd. and travel to the flashing stoplight at Border Road.  Turn left and follow Border Road that turns into Edmondson through another flashing stop sign and then a stoplight at Pinebrook Road.  From the north on I75, exit at Exit 195, turn right and immediately move into the left lane.  Take the left at the first light (Pinebrook Road) and travel south about a mile.  Turn right at the driveway that leads into Island Montessori School and then turn left into the UUCOV church parking lot.  Honore Road may also be followed south as it turns into Pinebrook Road.

    • February 19, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • UUCOV Sanctuary, 1971 Pinebrook Rd., Venice, FL 34292

    February 19, 2019.  7 PM.  "Calusa Native-Americans."
    Presented by Cindy Bear, Coordinator:  Programs and Services, Randell Research Center, Calusa Heritage Trail, Pineland, Florida.


    The Betty Intagliata Lecture Series:  Sponsored by the Venice Area Historical Society (VAHS).  Permanent funding for the Betty Intagliata Lecture Series is provided by the Bill Jervey, Jr. Charitable Foundation.


    Directions:  The Sanctuary of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Venice (UUCOV) is located at 1971 Pinebrook Road, Venice, on the corner of Edmondson Road.  Use the driveway into the church campus from Edmondson Road, west of Pinebrook Road.  From the south on I75, exit at Exit 193, turn right on Jacaranda Blvd. and travel to the flashing stoplight at Border Road.  Turn left and follow Border Road that turns into Edmondson through another flashing stop sign and then a stoplight at Pinebrook Road.  From the north on I75, exit at Exit 195, turn right and immediately move into the left lane.  Take the left at the first light (Pinebrook Road) and travel south about a mile.  Turn right at the driveway that leads into Island Montessori School and then turn left into the UUCOV church parking lot.  Honore Road may also be followed south as it turns into Pinebrook Road.

    • March 19, 2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Pelican Pointe Golf & Country Club, 499 Derbyshire Dr. Venice, FL 34285

    VAHS Buffet Luncheon and Annual Meeting

    March 19, 2019

    Pelican Pointe Golf and Country Club
    499 Derbyshire Dr. Venice, FL 34285

    AGENDA-TBA


    *VAHS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and has registered with the State of Florida to solicit contributions.  A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES AT WWW.800HELPFLA.COM OR BY CALLING TOLL-FREE WITHIN (800-435-7352) OR OUTSIDE (850-410-3800) FLORIDA.  REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.” Ch 32089
    • March 26, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • UUCOV Sanctuary, 1971 Pinebrook Rd., Venice, FL 34292

    *March 26, 2019. 7 PM.   "The Seminole Wars: America's Longest Indian Conflict."  Presented by authors John and Mary Lou Missall.


    The Betty Intagliata Lecture Series:  Sponsored by the Venice Area Historical Society (VAHS).  Permanent funding for the Betty Intagliata Lecture Series is provided by the Bill Jervey, Jr. Charitable Foundation.


    Directions:  The Sanctuary of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Venice (UUCOV) is located at 1971 Pinebrook Road, Venice, on the corner of Edmondson Road.  Use the driveway into the church campus from Edmondson Road, west of Pinebrook Road.  From the south on I75, exit at Exit 193, turn right on Jacaranda Blvd. and travel to the flashing stoplight at Border Road.  Turn left and follow Border Road that turns into Edmondson through another flashing stop sign and then a stoplight at Pinebrook Road.  From the north on I75, exit at Exit 195, turn right and immediately move into the left lane.  Take the left at the first light (Pinebrook Road) and travel south about a mile.  Turn right at the driveway that leads into Island Montessori School and then turn left into the UUCOV church parking lot.  Honore Road may also be followed south as it turns into Pinebrook Road.

    • April 16, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • UUCOV Sanctuary, 1971 Pinebrook Rd., Venice, FL 34292

    April 16, 2019. 7 PM.   "Past, Present and Future: The Seminoles." 
    Presented by David Scheidecker:  Research Coordinator, Tribal Historic Preservation Office, Seminole Tribe of Florida.


    The Betty Intagliata Lecture Series:  Sponsored by the Venice Area Historical Society (VAHS).  Permanent funding for the Betty Intagliata Lecture Series is provided by the Bill Jervey, Jr. Charitable Foundation.


    Directions:  The Sanctuary of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Venice (UUCOV) is located at 1971 Pinebrook Road, Venice, on the corner of Edmondson Road.  Use the driveway into the church campus from Edmondson Road, west of Pinebrook Road.  From the south on I75, exit at Exit 193, turn right on Jacaranda Blvd. and travel to the flashing stoplight at Border Road.  Turn left and follow Border Road that turns into Edmondson through another flashing stop sign and then a stoplight at Pinebrook Road.  From the north on I75, exit at Exit 195, turn right and immediately move into the left lane.  Take the left at the first light (Pinebrook Road) and travel south about a mile.  Turn right at the driveway that leads into Island Montessori School and then turn left into the UUCOV church parking lot.  Honore Road may also be followed south as it turns into Pinebrook Road.

    • April 27, 2019
    • 11:30 AM
    • Venice Golf & Country Club 250 Venice Golf Club Drive Venice, FL 34292

    The 2019 HPCsc Heritage Awards Ceremony Luncheon will be held on April 27, 2019, at Venice Golf and Country Club.  Details regarding time and reservations TBA.

    Find more information click here.



    • May 18, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • 303 E. Venice Ave. Venice, FL 34285
    Details-TBA
    • May 21, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • UUCOV Sanctuary, 1971 Pinebrook Rd., Venice, FL 34292

    *May 21, 2019. 7 PM.  "7,000-Year-Old Underwater Burial Site off Manasota Key."  Presented by John McCarthy:  Executive Director of Gulf Coast Heritage Association and Historic Spanish Point, Osprey, FL.


    The Betty Intagliata Lecture Series:  Sponsored by the Venice Area Historical Society (VAHS).  Permanent funding for the Betty Intagliata Lecture Series is provided by the Bill Jervey, Jr. Charitable Foundation.


    Directions:  The Sanctuary of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Venice (UUCOV) is located at 1971 Pinebrook Road, Venice, on the corner of Edmondson Road.  Use the driveway into the church campus from Edmondson Road, west of Pinebrook Road.  From the south on I75, exit at Exit 193, turn right on Jacaranda Blvd. and travel to the flashing stoplight at Border Road.  Turn left and follow Border Road that turns into Edmondson through another flashing stop sign and then a stoplight at Pinebrook Road.  From the north on I75, exit at Exit 195, turn right and immediately move into the left lane.  Take the left at the first light (Pinebrook Road) and travel south about a mile.  Turn right at the driveway that leads into Island Montessori School and then turn left into the UUCOV church parking lot.  Honore Road may also be followed south as it turns into Pinebrook Road.

VAHS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and has registered with the State of Florida to solicit contributions.  A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES AT WWW.800HELPFLA.COM OR BY CALLING TOLL-FREE WITHIN (800-435-7352) OR OUTSIDE (850-410-3800) FLORIDA.  REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.” Ch 32089

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