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
UPCOMING VHI EVENTS
2023 Venice Book Fair and Writers Festival
March 24-25 in Venice, Florida!
This is a unique event, featuring writing and publishing workshops, and a special day when local and national authors sell and sign books at a festival market in a beautiful downtown park.
SPECIAL COMMUNITY PROGRAM & FUNDRAISER
Since 1966, the Hibiscus has been the City Flower of Venice.
Show off your sense of community and pride in history by displaying a hibiscus painting on your home or business!
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Annual Heritage Dinner
Tuesday, April 4, 2023 at Venice Yacht Club
5:30 p.m. Social | 6:00 p.m. Dinner
Speaker: Josh Goodman "A Bit of the Old World in the New: Mediterranean Revival Architecture in Sarasota County"
Dr. Josh Goodman is manager of the Sarasota County History Center, which holds an extensive collection of historical artifacts, archival records, and other resources documenting the history and culture of the entire county. Josh is a sixth-generation Floridian, educated at Florida State University in Tallahassee and Tulane University in New Orleans. Prior to taking the helm at the History Center, Josh spent six years as the Archives Historian at the State Archives of Florida. He has authored articles on a variety of Florida history topics, as well as a book on the History of Taylor County, Florida.
$60 per person benefitting Lord-Higel House handicap ramp
Pay Online Or Mail Check to: Venice Heritage, P.O. Box 1190, Venice, FL 34284
By March 28, 2023
Call (941) 237-0478 with any questions.
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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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.