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

    • November 30, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 303 E. Venice Ave., Venice, FL 34285

    Historic Venice Depot and Circus Car Tours


    • December 03, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 303 E. Venice Ave., Venice, FL 34285

    Historic Venice Depot and Circus Car Tours


    • December 07, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 303 E. Venice Ave., Venice, FL 34285

    Historic Venice Depot and Circus Car Tours


    • December 08, 2022
    • 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    • Venice Yacht Club 1330 Tarpon Center Dr., Venice, FL 34285
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    VAHS Member Holiday Luncheon

    Thursday, December 8, 2022

    11:30 am-2:30 pm

    Venice Yacht Club-Sunset Room
    1330 Tarpon Center Dr

    Venice, FL  34285


    MENU*

    • Roast Pork Tenderloin with Cranberry-Orange Relish
    • Fresh Green Beans
    • Roasted Red Bliss Potatoes
    • Fruit Cake Bread Pudding with Rum Glaze and Freshly Whipped Cream
    • Soda, Iced Tea, and Fresh Coffee
    • Cash Bar Available for Beer and Wine (Credit Cards are not accepted.)

    SPEAKER

    Chuck Sidlow

    Graduate of Clown College, Featured in Circus Car Museum


    Tickets $25.  Reservations for the luncheon may be made online by clicking here or sent with your check (made payable to VAHS) to VAHS Holiday Luncheon, PO Box 995, Venice, FL 34284-0995.  Please list reservation name(s) in the memo line. Final date for reservations is November 30th.


    *Venice Yacht Club strives to meet any special dietary requirements.  Please notify VAHS when making your reservation.

    • December 10, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 303 E. Venice Ave., Venice, FL 34285

    Historic Venice Depot and Circus Car Tours


    • December 14, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 303 E. Venice Ave., Venice, FL 34285

    Historic Venice Depot and Circus Car Tours


    • December 17, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 303 E. Venice Ave., Venice, FL 34285

    Historic Venice Depot and Circus Car Tours


    • December 21, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 303 E. Venice Ave., Venice, FL 34285

    Historic Venice Depot and Circus Car Tours


    • December 28, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 303 E. Venice Ave., Venice, FL 34285

    Historic Venice Depot and Circus Car Tours


    • January 17, 2023
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • UUCOV 1971 Pinebrook Rd Venice, FL 34292

    "Lillian Burns"

    Presented by:  Deborah Walk

    Sarasota County Historical Society


    Tuesday, January 17, 2023, 7 PM

    Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Venice

    1971 Pinebrook Rd.

    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.





    • February 21, 2023
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • UUCOV 1971 Pinebrook Rd Venice, FL 34292

    "Leonard Reid" Presentation by:

    Representative of the African-American Arts, Cultural and History Center, Sarasota


    Tuesday, February 21, 2022, 7 PM

    Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Venice

    1971 Pinebrook Rd.

    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 25, 2023
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Phillippi Estate Park 5500 S Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34231

    History Day in the Park

    Phillippi Estate Park, as the home of the Edson Keith Mansion and the historic Keith Farmhouse, is holding History Day in the Park on Saturday March 25, 2023, from 10 am to 5 pm. They're helping preserve the fascinating history of the greater Sarasota area by presenting local history to residents and visitors. 

    Sarasota County Parks and Recreation is partnering with nonprofit groups around the region who focus on the historic places, people, and events from prehistory to “just yesterday.” These happenings have formed our present-day communities and influence what happens next: our futures going forward.

    History Day in the Park will present the Park and its amenities and draw attention to the fundraising to open, in the preserved and repurposed Farmhouse, an Interpretive Center of Life on the Creek. Once completed, the Interpretive Center will be open to the public free of charge to learn about the 60-acre property, view prehistoric artifacts and view nineteenth century historical items used on the estate.

    In addition to local historic interest groups, there will be vendors, performers, food trucks and more. During History Day in the Park adults and children can have hands-on learning experiences with our local history. They’ll have the chance to participate and interact with all aspects of the history of this land, from prehistory to today. Fifty centuries of living on Phillippi Creek means there’s a lot to marvel at!

    Get a taste of what it was like in days gone by, enjoy experts in history, have a bite to eat from food trucks, and learn why this area is the way it is. You’ll find a variety of entertainers and activities ranging from butter-making to boondoggle-weaving. Along the way, grab a raffle ticket to win a piece of the iconic Richard Capes artwork, learn how steam-driven farm machinery worked, explore antique cars, talk to local authors, and peek inside a Civil War tent. You can even get your childhood toys and dolls appraised and learn more about them!

    Please stop by the VAHS booth. Admission is free, and parking is $5 per car.
    For more information click here.


    • May 06, 2023
    • 303 E. Venice Ave. Venice, FL 34285
    Details TBA

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