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

Board of Directors

Vice-President


Betty Intagliata (Vice-President)


Betty Intagliata, a former history teacher, served as VAHS’s first president.  For 30 years, Betty has been organizing the free educational programs that VAHS currently presents to the public as “The Betty Intagliata Lecture Series,” a program with permanent funding provided by the Bill Jervey, Jr. Charitable Foundation.  In 2003, Betty initiated tours of the newly restored Venice Train Depot and established the Depot Docent program, serving as a docent herself for many years.  In total, Betty served as VAHS president six times.

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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