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Let's Complete the Restoration - We Need Your Help

 

CLICK THE IMAGE TO READ an article written by Earle Kimel that appeared in the Sarasota-Herald Tribune on Friday, February 19, 2021. 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.
Due to increased costs resulting from the Coronavirus, Venice Heritage is seeking additional donations to complete the restoration. 

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

THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING THE 2021 ANNUAL HERITAGE DINNER

We all had a wonderful time at Hotel Venezia listening to "Mark Twain". Over $1400 was raised for the Lord-Higel House Restoration.

OLD BETSY CUSTOM LEGO SET


Old Betsy is a 1926 American LaFrance Fire Engine, and the first fire truck in the City of Venice!  Proceeds support the ongoing maintenance of this piece of history.


Picked up at Venice Museum $50.00


Mailed for $50.00 plus $10 S&H

LOST BUILDINGS OF VENICE TROPICAL SHIRTS

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Picked up at Venice Museum $75.00

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OUR MISSION IS TO

Promote and protect the heritage of greater Venice, Florida
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Preserve the John Nolen Plan of Venice
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Restore and maintain the Lord-Higel House
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Maintain and enhance the historic Triangle Inn
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Enhance the city of Venice Museum and Archives
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Educate the public about the history of Venice

SPECIAL EXHIBIT AT VENICE MUSEUM

Celebrating a Centennial: The Origins of Sarasota County commemorates Sarasota County turning 100 years old with historic photos focused on the origin, controversy, and creation of the county we call home today. Learn about the specific role Venice played in its creation and the colorful characters who made the “new” county a reality!

Now – January 12, 2022
FREE ADMISSION Monday – Wednesday 10am-1pm
351 Nassau Street South, Venice, FL 34285
(941) 486-2487 | museum@venicegov.com

NEW HOME FOR OLD BETSY

NEW HOME FOR OLD BETSY

Venice history buffs pitch a new home for ‘Old Betsy,’ the city’s 94-year-old fire engine