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Venice Museum and Archives


Venice Museum and Archives


Located in the historic Triangle Inn
351 S. Nassau St.
Venice, FL 34285 across from West Blalock Park
(941) 486-2487

The mission of the Venice Museum and Archives is to collect and preserve historical and archeological material relating to Venice and the communities of Nokomis, Laurel and Osprey, whose histories have all been interwoven from 1867 to the present time. Permanent displays iinclude exhibits regarding the life of Dr. Fred Albee and local fossils collected by Roy and Helen Burgess. A special exhibit is changed periodically.

The facility is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; or by appointment.

                                                 Museum Newsletter Spring 2015

                                                 Museum Newsletter Fall 2015

                                           To access the collection online, click here.

                          To access "Venice Views: Snapshot in Time" shows click here


On Exhibit

                              Design for Living: John Nolen and the Renaissance of New Urbanism.

                                                          Through Feb. 24, 2016


Design for Living was made possible by funding from Gulf Coast Community Foundation and Venice Heritage Inc. A speaker series in connection with the exhibit will begin in January 2016:
• Victor Dover presents Bicycling Through Time on Jan. 12;
• Clay Henderson presents Economic Value of Historic Preservation on Jan. 26. • Ed Chiles persents Local Food on Feb. 9;
• Dr. Bruce Stephenson will give a lecture and sign his latest book, “John Nolen: Landscape Architect and City Planner,” on Feb. 23.

The Venice Museum and Archives is free (donations appreciated) and open to the public Mondays thorugh Wednesdays, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Additional days are offered during October through April, on the first and third Saturdays from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.