Welcome to VHI


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)
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RESTORING HISTORIC ASSETS: LORD-HIGEL HOUSE

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PRESERVING AND EDUCATING: VENICE MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES

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SHOWCASING VENICE FLORIDA’S HISTORIC TREASURES

ENSURING FUTURE GENERATIONS VALUE OUR COMMUNITY’S HERITAGE

ENSURING FUTURE GENERATIONS VALUE OUR HERITAGE

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ENGAGING PEOPLE OF ALL AGES WITH LOCAL HISTORY

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.