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Let's Complete the Restoration! How you can help . . .
Venice Heritage is seeking additional donations to complete the Lord-Higel House restoration.
CLICK THE IMAGE ABOVE TO READ an article written by Earle Kimel that appeared in the Sarasota-Herald Tribune. The article interviewed VHI President Ronnie Fernandez, Treasurer Dorothy Korwek, and Historical Resources Manager Harry Klinkhamer, about the status of renovations at the Lord-Higel House. In the photo on the right, Ball Construction carpenters install roof rafters on the soon to be completed Accessory building in back of the Lord-Higel House. This building will house a unisex handicap accessible bathroom on the left and a utility closet on the right. Funds are available to complete this building, but VHI still needs funds to complete the interior of the house.
Our mission is promote and protect the heritage of the greater Venice, Florida area
Our mission is to preserve and protect the John Nolen Plan of Venice
Our mission is to support and promote City of Venice Museum & Archives sites: Triangle Inn and Julia Cousins Laning and Dale Laning Archives & Research Center
Our mission is to restore the Lord-Higel House for an early settler museum
Our mission is to support an exhibit space for old Betsy, the city’s first fire engine
Our mission is to educate the public about the history of Venice
As an advocate for historic preservation, Venice Heritage, Inc. educates the public about area history and provides financial support to city owned historic resources.
MOVIE TIME AT THE LIBRARY
The Roads We Traveled to Sarasota County
WHEN: Friday, November 19, 2021 at 3:00 pm
WHAT: In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the establishment of Sarasota County, an original Play by Kathryne Chesley read by volunteer actors and recorded.
WHERE: Community Room at the William H. Jervey, Jr., Venice Public Library
300 Nokomis Ave S, Venice, FL 34285, USA
Presented by VENICE HERITAGE, INC.
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Commemorate a Piece of Venice History!
Preserve the history of Venice’s iconic lost buildings while helping save the ones we still have. We commissioned a master Hawaiian print artist to design this shirt that commemorates the history and lost architecture of our city. The shirts are made in the USA of fine high thread count combed cotton and feature a matched pocket (on men’s shirts) and authentic coconut buttons.
This shirt includes: Venice Beach Casino, Ringling Circus Arena, Gulf Theatre, Hotel Villa Nokomis, Park View Hotel, Horse & Chaise, Venice-Nokomis Presbyterian Church Drive-In, Venice-Nokomis Bank. Also included are other icons of Venice, (John Nolen Plan for Venice, shark’s teeth, and the City Flower).
SPECIAL EXHIBIT AT THE MUSEUM
Celebrating a Centennial: The Origins of Sarasota County commemorates Sarasota County turning 100 years old with historic photos focused on the creation of the county. Learn about the specific role Venice played in its creation and the colorful characters who made the “new” county a reality!
Now – January 12, 2022
FREE ADMISSION Monday – Wednesday 10am-4pm
351 Nassau Street South, Venice, FL 34285
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