Visiting Venice's Historic Depot

If you are considering a trip to the Historic Venice Train Depot,

either for yourself, your family and friends, or a large group,

check out relevant information at The Depot.

"Carrie Chapman Catt: Youngest Suffragette" by Kathryn Chesley

  • March 17, 2020
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • UUCOV Sanctuary, 1971 Pinebrook Rd., Venice, FL 34292

Note:  Seating is limited.  Please plan to arrive early.

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.

As the youngest suffragette, Carrie Chapman Catt worked to get the 19th Amendment passed in the last state to hold out the vote on the Amendment. Often the credit goes to others; however, it was Carrie Catt's work who got the last state to vote to pass the Amendment. Hear her story of her life and times before, during and after women have the right to vote.

Kathryn Chesley is a theater educator and trained actress with a love of history, Kathryn performs Life and Times Portrayals of historic women. Currently, she is portraying Bertha Palmer, Mae Prodie, Marie Selby, Mary Jane Whitaker, Mina Edison, Pearl Whitfield, Rose Wilson and Mable Ringling. She is a member of the Sarasota Area Playwrights’ Society, Asolo Theater Guild Play Readers, Friends of the History Center, the Historical Society of Sarasota County and the Sarasota Centennial Planning Committee. She is a local tour guide for Discover Sarasota Tours.

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.

Directions:  The Sanctuary of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Venice (UUCOV) is located at 1971 Pinebrook Road, Venice, on the corner of Edmondson Road.  Use the driveway into the church campus from Edmondson Road, west of Pinebrook Road. 

From the south on I75, exit at Exit 193; turn right on Jacaranda Boulevard and travel to the flashing stoplight at Border Road.  Turn left and follow Border Road (which turns into Edmondson) through another flashing stop sign and then a stoplight at Pinebrook Road.

From the north on I75, exit at Exit 195; turn right and immediately move into the left lane.  Take the left at the first stoplight (Pinebrook Road) and travel south about a mile.  Turn right at the driveway that leads into Island Montessori School and then turn left into the UUCOV church parking lot.  (Honore Road may also be followed south as it turns into Pinebrook Road.)

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