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

    • October 20, 2020
    • (EDT)

    Kathryn Chesley re-enacts

    "Carrie Chapman Catt" 

    Due to the COVID-19 Virus, the VAHS Board canceled the remaining Spring 2020 Programs on the topic Women Get the Vote!!! (August 26, 1920) in the interest of the health of our members and the public.  They are rescheduled as online- only video presentations.

    *Fall 2020 Betty Intagliata Lecture Series:

    *October 20, 2020: "Carrie Chapman Catt"  re-enacted by Kathryn Chesley.  Catt represents a new generation of suffragists.  She led the fight for the final vote in the state of Tennessee!  Kathryn hails from Sarasota and does many re-enactments.

    *November 17, 2020: "The New Generation of Suffragists Who Carried the Ball Over the Goal Line."  Phyllis Vogel, Program Chair, League of Women Voters, Sarasota.

    NOTE:  Members will be notified by email when these presentations are available for viewing.

    Theme for 2020:  "Women Get the Vote."  The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was proposed on June 4, 1919 and became part of the Constitution on August 26, 1920.

    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.


    • November 17, 2020
    • (EST)

    Phyllis Vogel, Program Chair, League of Women Voters, Sarasota Presents:

    "The New Generation of Suffragists Who Carried the Ball Over the Goal Line."

    Due to the COVID-19 Virus, the VAHS Board canceled the remaining Spring 2020 Programs on the topic Women Get the Vote!!! (August 26, 1920) in the interest of the health of our members and the public.  The final program is rescheduled as an online-only video presentation.

    *Fall 2020 Betty Intagliata Lecture Series:

    *November 17, 2020: "The New Generation of Suffragists Who Carried the Ball Over the Goal Line."  Phyllis Vogel, Program Chair, League of Women Voters, Sarasota.

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

    Theme for 2020:  "Women Get the Vote."  The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was proposed on June 4, 1919 and became part of the Constitution on August 26, 1920.

    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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