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

    • February 26, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 303 E. Venice Ave., Venice, FL 34285

    Historic Venice Depot and Circus Car Tours


    • February 28, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 303 E. Venice Ave., Venice, FL 34285

    Historic Venice Depot and Circus Car Tours


    • March 02, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 303 E. Venice Ave., Venice, FL 34285

    Historic Venice Depot and Circus Car Tours


    • March 04, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 303 E. Venice Ave., Venice, FL 34285

    Historic Venice Depot and Circus Car Tours


    • March 06, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 303 E. Venice Ave., Venice, FL 34285

    Historic Venice Depot and Circus Car Tours


    • March 09, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 303 E. Venice Ave., Venice, FL 34285

    Historic Venice Depot and Circus Car Tours


    • March 11, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 303 E. Venice Ave., Venice, FL 34285

    Historic Venice Depot and Circus Car Tours


    • March 12, 2024
    • 10:00 AM
    • March 14, 2024
    • 3:00 PM
    2nd Annual History Hop Week

    ENGLEWOOD History Tours on March 12 are led by Don Bayley of the Lemon Bay Historical Society, departs from Historic Green Street Church, 510 South Indiana Avenue in Englewood.

    SARASOTA History Tours on March 13 led by Kathryn Chesley, depart from The Trolley Cottage at 1826 4th Street in Sarasota, with a stop at Phillippi Creek Estate.

    VENICE Circus Secrets Tours on March 14 led by Bob Collins, depart from the Historic Venice Train Depot, 303 East Venice Avenue in Venice.

    A percentage of net proceeds will be donated to each participating partner to support the programs and services they provide that keep Sarasota County history alive.

    For more information and to make reservations, please go to this website:

    City of Sarasota Trolley Tours | Discover Sarasota Tours

    • March 13, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 303 E. Venice Ave., Venice, FL 34285

    Historic Venice Depot and Circus Car Tours


    • March 14, 2024
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Plantation Golf and CC 500 Rockley Blvd., Venice, FL 34293
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    Register

    VAHS Member Luncheon and Annual Meeting

    "Come!  Celebrate history with us!"


    Thursday, March 14, 2024


    Plantation Golf and CC

    500 Rockley Blvd.

    Venice, FL  34293

    11 am to 2 pm


    Buffet Meal

    • Chicken and Wild Mushroom Crepes
    • Beef Bordeaux
    • Penne Pasta Marinara
    • Roasted Red Potatoes
    • Green Beans & Julienned Carrots
    • Warm Bread Pudding with Whiskey Glaze
    • Rolls & Butter
    • Coffee, Iced Tea, Lemonade, Water, Hot Tea

    $45 Per Person


    Cash Bar Available

    Buffet Opens at Noon

    Speaker at 12:30 pm:

    Betsy Steiner, Consultant, Gulf Coast Community Foundation. “Best Practices for Non-Profit Organizations.”


    Annual Meeting 12:45 pm

    Dessert/Coffee Station 1:00 pm

    Tickets $45.  Reservations may be made online for the luncheon by clicking here.  Or you may send your check (made payable to VAHS) to VAHS Annual Meeting, PO Box 995, Venice, FL 34284-0995.  Please list reservation name(s) in the memo line. Final date for reservations is March 7.  If paying by check, we must receive it by March 7.

    PLEASE SUPPORT VAHS IN THE UPCOMING GIVING CHALLENGE!


    *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

    • March 16, 2024
    • 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 401 W. Venice Ave., Venice, FL 34285

    Visit the Venice area historical society booth at the:

    Venice Farmer's Market

    Saturday, march 16, 2024

    8 AM - 1 PM


    • March 16, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 303 E. Venice Ave., Venice, FL 34285

    Historic Venice Depot and Circus Car Tours


    • March 18, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 303 E. Venice Ave., Venice, FL 34285

    Historic Venice Depot and Circus Car Tours


    • March 19, 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • UUCOV 1971 Pinebrook Rd Venice, FL 34292


    "Florida:  An Overlook"

    Presented by Dr. Gary Mormino, Ph.D.

    Dr. Mormino is Professor Emeritus University

    of South Florida

    Tuesday, March 19, 2024, 7 PM

    Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Venice

    1971 Pinebrook Road

    Venice, FL  34292




    Seating is limited.  Please plan to arrive early.





    *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 20, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 303 E. Venice Ave., Venice, FL 34285

    Historic Venice Depot and Circus Car Tours


    • March 23, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 303 E. Venice Ave., Venice, FL 34285

    Historic Venice Depot and Circus Car Tours


    • March 25, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 303 E. Venice Ave., Venice, FL 34285

    Historic Venice Depot and Circus Car Tours


    • March 27, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 303 E. Venice Ave., Venice, FL 34285

    Historic Venice Depot and Circus Car Tours


    • March 30, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 303 E. Venice Ave., Venice, FL 34285

    Historic Venice Depot and Circus Car Tours


    • April 01, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 303 E. Venice Ave., Venice, FL 34285

    Historic Venice Depot and Circus Car Tours


    • April 03, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 303 E. Venice Ave., Venice, FL 34285

    Historic Venice Depot and Circus Car Tours


    • April 06, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 303 E. Venice Ave., Venice, FL 34285

    Historic Venice Depot and Circus Car Tours


    • April 08, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 303 E. Venice Ave., Venice, FL 34285

    Historic Venice Depot and Circus Car Tours


    • April 09, 2024
    • 12:00 PM
    • April 10, 2024
    • 12:00 PM
    • Online



    Click Here to Donate to Venice Area Historical Society during the Giving Challenge


    April 9-10, 2024

    Noon-Noon


    Preserve Key Historic Assets at

    Venice Train Depot

    Support the Ongoing Critical Initiatives of the Society

    The Patterson Foundation Will Match All Donations 1:1

    between $25 and $100


    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

    • April 10, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 303 E. Venice Ave., Venice, FL 34285

    Historic Venice Depot and Circus Car Tours


    • April 13, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 303 E. Venice Ave., Venice, FL 34285

    Historic Venice Depot and Circus Car Tours


    • April 15, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 303 E. Venice Ave., Venice, FL 34285

    Historic Venice Depot and Circus Car Tours


    • April 16, 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • UUCOV 1971 Pinebrook Rd Venice, FL 34292


    "Kentucky Military Institute in Venice:

    Presented by Larry Humes

    Mr. Humes is a Graduate of the KMI.

    Tuesday, April 16, 2024, 7 PM

    Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Venice

    1971 Pinebrook Road

    Venice, FL  34292





    Seating is limited.  Please plan to arrive early.





    *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 17, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 303 E. Venice Ave., Venice, FL 34285

    Historic Venice Depot and Circus Car Tours


    • April 20, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 303 E. Venice Ave., Venice, FL 34285

    Historic Venice Depot and Circus Car Tours


    • April 22, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 303 E. Venice Ave., Venice, FL 34285

    Historic Venice Depot and Circus Car Tours


    • April 24, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 303 E. Venice Ave., Venice, FL 34285

    Historic Venice Depot and Circus Car Tours


    • April 27, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 303 E. Venice Ave., Venice, FL 34285

    Historic Venice Depot and Circus Car Tours


    • April 29, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 303 E. Venice Ave., Venice, FL 34285

    Historic Venice Depot and Circus Car Tours


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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