ANNUAL HERITAGE DINNER
Thursday, May 23, 2019
5:30 p.m. Social, 6 p.m. Dinner
VENICE YACHT CLUB
1330 Tarpon Center Dr, Venice, FL 34285
Speaker: Frank Cassell
Before Sarasota: Bertha Palmer’s Rise to Fame
Dr. Frank A. Cassell is Professor Emeritus and President Emeritus at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg. He earned the B.A. degree at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana, and his M.A. and Ph. D. degrees at Northwestern University. He taught and served as an administrator at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Roosevelt University in Chicago before taking the presidency at Pitt-Greensburg.
Cassell has published books and articles on the colonial and early national periods of American history, the Columbian Exposition of 1893, social history in Indiana in the 19th century, and his experiences as a university president. He has also won awards for excellence in teaching, outstanding historical research, and community service. The Florida Book Awards awarded his book about the Palmer family in Sarasota County, Suncoast Empire, the 2017 silver award for nonfiction.
He retired and moved to Sarasota with his spouse, Beth, in 2007 and now serves as a member of the Sarasota County Historical Commission and on the board of the History and Preservation Coalition of Sarasota County. His latest book, Creating Sarasota County, was written to provide historical support for the Sarasota County Centennial 2021 celebration.
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Venice Heritage, Inc. 2019 Annual Meeting
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED AND ATTENDED
The 8th Annual Venice Book Fair and Writers Festival
Friday & Saturday, March 15-16, 2019
Venice Book Fair and Writers Festival 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 Venice, Florida park.
Our 2019 Friday Writers Festival included presentations to help writers hone their skills and sell their books.
The 2019 Saturday Book Fair was well attended. This year, the event took place in Blalock Park, across the street from the new William H. Jervey, Jr. Venice Public Library, Venice Art Center, Venice Community Center, and Venice Museum & Archives.
All proceeds from the Venice Book Fair and Writers Festival go to Venice Heritage Inc.
• To promote and protect the heritage of the Greater Venice, Florida area
• To preserve and protect the John Nolen Plan of Venice
• To restore and maintain the Lord-Higel House
• To maintain and enhance the historic Triangle Inn
• To enhance the city of Venice Museum and Archives
• To educate the public about the history of Venice