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
Out of an abundance of caution regarding the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), the Depot and Caboose Tours are canceled until further notice. Check this website for updates.
We Need Your Help! Fundraising is ongoing for the Circus Train project and VAHS programs. For more information, click here.
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Preserve the Venice Depot's Circus Train Heritage!
Both the Gulf Coast Community
Foundation and the Kathleen K. Catlin Foundation at the Community
Foundation of Sarasota County have awarded significant grants to VAHS to
help preserve the Venice Depot's Circus Train Heritage! VAHS welcomes
Gulf Coast and the Community Foundation as partners in preserving
Venice's Circus and railroad heritage in a visible and exciting way.
For more information about the project, see the Circus Train Page.
Pictures of the circus car's renovation and its prior move to Venice.
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.
Upcoming Depot Tours & Events
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, download this Membership Brochure.