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

Calendar of Events

Upcoming events

    • December 03, 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Venice Yacht Club 1330 Tarpon Center Dr., Venice, FL 34285


    VAHS Members Holiday Luncheon-Save the Date!

    Friday, December 3, 2021, beginning at 11 AM

    Venice Yacht Club Sunset Room

    Join your fellow VAHS members for a delicious lunch while enjoying the view from the Sunset Room.

    Speaker:  Larry Humes

    More details to come.

    • January 12, 2022
    • Plantation Golf & Country Club 500 Rockley Blvd, Venice, FL 34293

    VAHS Honors Venice Symphony with Luncheon at Plantation Golf & Country Club-Save the Date!

    Wednesday, January 12, 2022

    Speakers: Music Director Troy Quinn and 

    Christine Kasten,  President/CEO of Venice Symphony

    Venice Symphony is starting their 48th season this November.  As VAHS prepares for the opening of the Circus Train Car at the Historic Train Depot, the Symphony is also celebrating our community’s ties to the circus with “Under the Big Top: A Tribute to the Circus" on January 14 and 15, 2022 conducted by Maestro Troy Quinn. 

    More details to come. 


    • January 18, 2022
    • 7:00 PM
    • Location - TBA

    "Historic Preservation" by Lorrie Muldowney and Dave Baber.  Muldowney and Baber will talk in layman's terms and will discuss Historic Preservation in Sarasota County.  Both are former General Managers of the Sarasota County Department of Historical Resources, and both serve on the Board of the Sarasota Alliance for Historic Preservation (a county-wide organization).

    *The Betty Intagliata Lecture Series is sponsored by the Venice Area Historical Society, with permanent funding provided by the Bill Jervey, Jr. Charitable Foundation.  All programs are FREE and OPEN to the public.




    • February 15, 2022
    • 7:00 PM
    • Location - TBA

    “The Importance of Historic Preservation in Venice, Florida" by Larry Humes.  Humes, a graduate of the Kentucky Military Institute and a current writer for The Venice Gondolier Sun, will discuss the impact of historic preservation on a city like Venice.


    *The Betty Intagliata Lecture Series is sponsored by the Venice Area Historical Society, with permanent funding provided by the Bill Jervey, Jr. Charitable Foundation.  All programs are FREE and OPEN to the public.




    • March 15, 2022
    • 7:00 PM
    • Location - TBA

    "John Nolen and the Need to Preserve Historic Townscapes, Landscapes, and Buildings" by Charles Warren.

    Charles Warren is an author as well as architect from the city of New York.  In his lengthy introduction to a reprint of John Nolen’s New Towns for Old, a 1927 work, Warren describes John Nolen's life, his reasons for becoming a town and city planner, his plan for Venice, Florida, and his work for other cities in the U.S.




    *The Betty Intagliata Lecture Series is sponsored by the Venice Area Historical Society, with permanent funding provided by the Bill Jervey, Jr. Charitable Foundation.  All programs are FREE and OPEN to the public.




    • April 19, 2022
    • 7:00 PM
    • Location - TBA

    "John Nolen's Plans for Mariemont, Ohio and Venice, Florida:  A Comparison" by Joseph Schneider and Larry Goetz.  

    Schneider and Goetz are with the Mariemont Preservation Foundation, Mariemont, Ohio.  They will discuss John Nolen's planned communities of Mariemont, Ohio and Venice, Florida.




    *The Betty Intagliata Lecture Series is sponsored by the Venice Area Historical Society, with permanent funding provided by the Bill Jervey, Jr. Charitable Foundation.  All programs are FREE and OPEN to the public.




    • April 26, 2022
    • 12:15 PM
    • April 27, 2022
    • 12:00 PM
    • Online Only



    Details to come.

    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




    • May 17, 2022
    • 7:00 PM
    • Location - TBA

    "Gone But Not Forgotten" by Gary Youngberg.  Youngberg is the son of longtime VAHS member George Youngberg.  Gary will show photos of Venice buildings that were built by the BLE as part of the Nolen plan that have been lost to the wrecking ball.



    *The Betty Intagliata Lecture Series is sponsored by the Venice Area Historical Society, with permanent funding provided by the Bill Jervey, Jr. Charitable Foundation.  All programs are FREE and OPEN to the public.




    • June 21, 2022
    • 2:00 PM
    • Location - TBA

    "The John Nolen Historic District of Venice, Florida" by Dorothy Korwek.


    Korwek, former Historical Resources Manager of City of Venice, will discuss how the historic district came about and its extreme importance to the City of Venice, Florida.




    *The Betty Intagliata Lecture Series is sponsored by the Venice Area Historical Society, with permanent funding provided by the Bill Jervey, Jr. Charitable Foundation.  All programs are FREE and OPEN to the public.




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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