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Upcoming events

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


    VAHS Member Luncheon and Annual Meeting

    March 19, 2019

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

    AGENDA

    11:30 AM—Socializing & Circus Train Car Project Slideshow

    NoonLuncheon

    • Chicken Marsala
    • Salmon with Herb Buerre Blanc Sauce
    • Garden Salad Bar with Homemade Dressings
    • Roasted Fingerling Potatoes
    • Green Beans Almondine
    • Rolls and Butter
    • Assorted Desserts
    • Coffee, Tea or Iced Tea.

    12:40 PMSpeaker

    The Honorable John Holic, Venice Mayor

    Topic:  "Venice and the Association of John Nolen Communities"

    12:55 PM—Annual Meeting

    1:25 PM—Raffle Drawing*

    1:30 PM—Adjournment

    Tickets $25.  Reservations for the luncheon may be sent with your check (made payable to VAHS) to VAHS Annual Meeting, PO Box 995, Venice, FL 34284-0995.  Please list reservation name(s) in the memo line. Final date for reservations is March 12th.

    *VAHS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit 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

    Note:  Seating is limited.  Please plan to arrive early.

    Third in a series of five lectures with the theme "Southwest Florida's Native Americans"


    March 26, 2019. 7 PM.   "The Seminole Wars"  presented by authors John and Mary Lou Missall.  John and Mary Lou are historians and award-winning authors who specialize in the Seminole Wars.  They have written several books: Elizabeth’s War: A Novel of the First Seminole War; Hollow Victory: A Novel of the Second Seminole War; and in 2018, they co-authored History of the Third Seminole War, 1849-1858 with Dr. Joe Knetsch. The Missalls will present a comprehensive overview of all three Seminole Wars and the political, social, and economic forces that drove them.


    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 Boulevard and travel to the flashing stoplight at Border Road.  Turn left and follow Border Road (which 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 stoplight (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

    Note:  Seating is limited.  Please plan to arrive early.

    Fourth in a series of five lectures with the theme "Southwest Florida's Native Americans"

    April 16, 2019. 7 PM.   "The Seminole:  Past, Present and Future" 
    presented by David Scheidecker:  Research Coordinator, Tribal Historic Preservation Office, Seminole Tribe of Florida.  Mr. Scheidecker is Research Coordinator at the Tribal Historic Preservation Office for the Seminole Tribe of Florida. David will explore the Seminole name and why these Native Americans came to Spanish Florida. Visuals will show the Seminole culture and their relationship with escaped slaves.  He will discuss the wars between the Seminole tribes and the U.S. Military and today's Seminoles. He holds a BA in anthropology and history from Florida Atlantic University and an MA in anthropology from Texas Tech University.


    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 Boulevard and travel to the flashing stoplight at Border Road.  Turn left and follow Border Road (which 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 stoplight (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
    Free trolley rides available between Train Depot, Lord-Higel House and Venice Museum and Archives. Tours of all 3 sites will be conducted. Popcorn and water will be available at the Depot. A scavenger hunt will also be held at the Depot. 
    • May 21, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • UUCOV Sanctuary, 1971 Pinebrook Rd., Venice, FL 34292

    Note:  Seating is limited.  Please plan to arrive early.

    Last in a series of five lectures with the theme "Southwest Florida's Native Americans"

    May 21, 2019. 7 PM.  "Rising Tides—Shifting Sands—Ancient Sites in Peril"  presented by John McCarthy:  Executive Director of Gulf Coast Heritage Association and Historic Spanish Point, Osprey, FL.  Mr. McCarthy, a well-known local historian and speaker, is the Executive Director of Gulf Coast Heritage Association and Historic Spanish Point.  He will discuss the impact of rising seas and shifting sands on three ancient sites: Manasota Key Offshore, Historic Spanish Point, and Egmont Key.  Included in his presentation will be how archaeologists, local citizens, and Florida's Native Americans are working to protect the past. He has a BS from Goshen College, Indiana. 




    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 Boulevard and travel to the flashing stoplight at Border Road.  Turn left and follow Border Road (which 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 stoplight (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) nonprofit 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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