Historical figures in the banner are (L-R):  Rev. Jesse Knight, Frank Higel, Bertha Honoré Palmer, Dr. Fred Albee, John Nolen

Historical figures in the banner above are (L-R): 

Rev. Jesse Knight, Frank Higel, Bertha Honoré Palmer, Dr. Fred Albee, John Nolen

Welcome to VAHS

Tours of the Circus Car and Train Depot:

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays - 10 AM to 1 PM

Take a self-guided tour along Groveland Avenue, in one of Venice's oldest neighborhoods. The Edgewood community was designed by renowned urban planner John Nolen in 1926 and more than 25 of the original homes can be found on this street in a variety of architectural styles. 

Click here for a copy of the Edgewood Walking Tour Booklet.



VAHS is honored to be the winner of the Venice Chamber of Commerce

Business of the Year Awards for 2023 in the Nonprofit Category!

VAHS is also honored to be the recipient of the 2023 Florida Preservation Award

for organizational achievement and the

Sarasota Alliance for Historic Preservation Heritage Award for 2023!


“Come!  Celebrate history with us!”


VAHS President, Frank Wright, accepts the Venice Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year Award in the Non-Profit Category for 2023.
VAHS leaders Mary Huba (second from left) and George Miller (far right) were at the Preservation on Main Street 2023 conference to accept the award from the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation.
L-R: Nick Pachota; Nicole Rissler; Mary Huba; Chuck Sidlow; Kenneth Feld, CEO Feld Enterprises; Juliette Feld Grossman, COO Feld Enterprises; George Miller; Frank Wright, President VAHS; Nancy Detert
VAHS leaders Mary Huba and George Miller accept a 2023 Florida Preservation Award for organizational achievement from Florida Secretary of State Cord Byrd in July 2023.


We Need Your Help! Fundraising is ongoing for VAHS programs and maintenance of the circus train car and caboose.  Donate via PayPal, Credit or Debit Card by clicking on the Donate Buttons Below.

For more information, click here.


You can also scan the QR code below to donate using Venmo.



Join VAHS

There are many benefits to becoming a member of VAHS.  All members receive both the Society’s newsletter and first-hand notification of Society events.  Members also participate in Society decision making by attending member meetings. To become a member of VAHS, click here now.  Alternatively, you can download the VAHS Membership Brochure, or contact information@veniceareahistoricalsociety.org.


Visiting Venice's Historic Depot

If you are considering a trip to the Historic Venice Train Depot,

either for yourself, your family and friends, or a large group,

check out relevant information at The Depot.


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Upcoming Depot and Circus Car Tours & Events

Click here to go to Lecture Series

Click logo above to see a calendar of upcoming programs in the series.

Contact Us:

information@veniceareahistoricalsociety.org

Call or Text: 941-412-0151

PO Box 995, Venice, FL  34284-0995


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