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See Historic Sites of Venice on Saturday, February 18

BUY TICKETS BY FEBRUARY 8, 2023  (The 11:00 a.m. tour is sold out.) 

Use this form to buy tickets for 9:30 am tour.   The Trolley leaves from Venice Museum & Archives, 351 Nassau St. South, Venice.
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The hibiscus has been the city flower for Venice since 1966

Show off your sense of community and pride in our history by displaying a hibiscus on your home or business! With your purchase of custom, hand painted wall art, you're supporting a local artist AND local history.
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History of Sarasota County
by Hack Swain Productions

Plus, history of Bee Ridge Community by Josh Goodman

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2023 at 11:00 AM 
Community Room at the William H. Jervey, Jr. Venice Public Library

As an advocate for historic preservation, Venice Heritage, Inc. educates the public about area history and provides financial support to city owned historic resources.

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1896 Lord-Higel House (409 Granada Avenue)
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John Nolen’s 1926 General Plan for the City of Venice
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1927 Triangle Inn (351 South Nassau Street)
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1955 Julia Cousins Laning and Dale Laning Archives & Research Center (224 Milan Avenue)
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1926 La France Fire Truck, Old Betsy, City of Venice’s First Fire Engine
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Coming Soon: Exhibition for Old Betsy (north of Triangle Inn)

VENICE ENJOYS A RICH CULTURAL HERITAGE THAT SHAPES OUR SENSE OF PLACE


Let's Complete the Restoration! How you can help . . .

Venice Heritage is seeking additional donations to complete the Lord-Higel House restoration.

 READ THIS 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.

There are ways to contribute. Purchase an item from our GIFT SHOP OR Make a direct donation via PayPal, or check.