While many residents and visitors are familiar with the history of the development of Venice as a city 90 years ago, the cradle of development for the greater Venice area actually began in Nokomis. Since Nokomis was the site of the earliest area settlement, it was the location of many firsts: the first post office, first church, first school, first cemetery, as well as the first real estate office, first theatre, and the first hotel.
Venice Heritage will be conducting two historic trolley tours of Nokomis on Saturday, Oct. 28, at 11 a.m and 1 p.m. The tours will depart from, and end at, the historic Lord-Higel House, located on Granada Avenue behind City Hall.
Seating for the two tours is limited and tickets are $25.
Tickets are available at the Collector’s Gallery & Framery, located at 114 Nokomis Avenue South in Venice.