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

    • January 19, 2021
    • (EST)

    Celebrating 100th Anniversary of Sarasota County by Bringing Local History to You!

    Online-Only Video Presentation--"Creating Sarasota County" by Dr. Frank Cassell

    Dr. Cassell discusses the reasons for the 1921 split from Manatee County and the personalities involved.

    NOTE:  Members will be notified by email when this presentation is available for viewing.

    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.

    • February 16, 2021
    • (EST)

    Celebrating 100th Anniversary of Sarasota County by Bringing Local History to You!

    Online-Only Video Presentation--"Eagle Point" by Jim Middleton

    VAHS member Jim Middleton shares the history and personalities behind the development and evolution of Venice's "Eagle Point."

    NOTE:  Members will be notified by email when this presentation is available for viewing.

    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.

    • March 16, 2021
    • (EDT)

    Celebrating 100th Anniversary of Sarasota County by Bringing Local History to You!

    Online-Only Video Presentation--"Woodmere Lumber Company" by Harry Klinkhamer

    Mr. Klinkhamer, Historical Resources Manager, City of Venice, Florida, presents the history of Englewood's "Woodmere Lumber Company," including photos.

    NOTE:  Members will be notified by email when this presentation is available for viewing.

    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.

    • April 20, 2021
    • (EDT)

    Celebrating 100th Anniversary of Sarasota County by Bringing Local History to You!

    Online-Only Video Presentation--"Rose Phillips Wilson" by Kathryn Chesley, Re-Enactor

    Ms. Chesley re-enacts the woman who ran the only newspaper in Sarasota in 1900.  Her editorials spearheaded many changes in the area, including the period when Sarasota became a county and women were encouraged to vote.

    NOTE:  Members will be notified by email when this presentation is available for viewing.

    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.

    • May 18, 2021
    • (EDT)

    Celebrating 100th Anniversary of Sarasota County by Bringing Local History to You!

    Online-Only Video Presentation--"Bertha Palmer" by Kate Holmes, Re-Enactor

    Ms. Holmes portrays Bertha Palmer who, until her death in 1918, actively fought for the creation of Sarasota County.

    NOTE:  Members will be notified by email when this presentation is available for viewing.

    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.

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