Calendar of Events

Upcoming events

    • October 15, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • UUCOV Sanctuary, 1971 Pinebrook Rd., Venice, FL 34292

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

    Theme for 2019-20:  "Women Get the Vote."  The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was proposed on June 4, 1919 and ratified on August 18, 1920.



    Ersula Knox Odom, a Florida re-enactor, returns to Venice to portray this little-known suffragist and fighter for Civil Rights.




    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.)

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

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

    Theme for 2019-20:  "Women Get the Vote."  The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was proposed on June 4, 1919 and ratified on August 18, 1920.


    November 19, 2019:  Jeannette Rankin:  Helped Pass the 19th Amendment and First Woman to serve in the U.S. Congress as re-enacted by: Kate Holmes.  Kate Holmes, re-enactor, returns to Venice in this new role she has researched for VAHS.

    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.)

    • December 03, 2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Venice Yacht Club 1330 Tarpon Center Dr., Venice, FL 34285


    VAHS Member Christmas Luncheon

    December 3, 2019

    Venice Yacht Club-Sunset Room
    1330 Tarpon Center Dr

    Venice, FL  34285


    MENU

    • Maple Mustard Glazed Chicken
    • Scalloped Potatoes
    • Coleslaw with Apples
    • Artisan Rolls with Butter
    • Coffee or Tea
    • Cake
    • Cash Bar Available

    SPEAKERS

    • Harry Klinkhamer, Historical Resources Manager, City of Venice
    • Earl Midlam, Caretaker of "Old Betsy," Venice's Historic 1926 Firetruck


    Tickets $20.  Reservations for the luncheon may be sent with your check (made payable to VAHS) to VAHS Christmas Luncheon, PO Box 995, Venice, FL 34284-0995.  Please list reservation name(s) in the memo line. Final date for reservations is November 26th.


    • January 21, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • UUCOV Sanctuary, 1971 Pinebrook Rd., Venice, FL 34292

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

    Theme for 2019-20:  "Women Get the Vote."  The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was proposed on June 4, 1919 and ratified on August 18, 1920.

    Well-known author on Women and Women's issues is Doris Weatherford who resides in Florida.  Doris is the author of two books on the Suffrage Movement.  Doris will speak on "Florida and Women's Suffrage."


    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.)

    • February 01, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 401 W. Venice Ave., Venice, FL 34285

    Visit the VAHS booth at the Venice Farmer's Market on Saturday, February 1, 2020 from 8 AM to 1 PM.


    • February 18, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • UUCOV Sanctuary, 1971 Pinebrook Rd., Venice, FL 34292

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

    Theme for 2019-20:  "Women Get the Vote."  The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was proposed on June 4, 1919 and ratified on August 18, 1920.

    Katharine Michelle Tanner of Tree Fort Productions, Sarasota, shall present a two person play entitled "Nineteen." The play is about the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.


    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.)

    • March 17, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • UUCOV Sanctuary, 1971 Pinebrook Rd., Venice, FL 34292

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

    Theme for 2019-20:  "Women Get the Vote."  The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was proposed on June 4, 1919 and ratified on August 18, 1920.

    As the youngest suffragette, Carrie Chapman Catt worked to get the 19th Amendment passed in the last state to hold out the vote on the Amendment. Often the credit goes to others; however, it was Carrie Catt's work who got the last state to vote to pass the Amendment. Hear her story of her life and times before, during and after women have the right to vote.

    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.)

    • March 25, 2020
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Pelican Pointe Golf & Country Club, 499 Derbyshire Dr. Venice, FL 34285
    Details-TBA
    • April 21, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • UUCOV Sanctuary, 1971 Pinebrook Rd., Venice, FL 34292

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

    Theme for 2019-20:  "Women Get the Vote."  The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was proposed on June 4, 1919 and ratified on August 18, 1920.

    Betty Intaglia Lecture Series-Topic TBA

    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.)

    • May 19, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • UUCOV Sanctuary, 1971 Pinebrook Rd., Venice, FL 34292

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

    Theme for 2019-20:  "Women Get the Vote."  The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was proposed on June 4, 1919 and ratified on August 18, 1920.

    Betty Intaglia Lecture Series-Topic TBA

    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.)

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