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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 Mondays - Wednesdays, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., or by appointment.

To access the collection online, click here.

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


On Exhibit

Digging up Discoveries

Explore this area's amazing prehistoric creatures, from mammoths to megalodons, and learn why Venice is the Shark Tooth Capital of the World. The exhibit is open through June 4.

Fossil Fest at Venice Museum April 19

Fossil Fest takes place Saturday, April 19, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Venice Museum and Archives, 351 S. Nassau St. This is the last Saturday opening for the museum this season.

Check out the attendance record-breaking exhibit, “Digging Up Discoveries,” which more than 1,300 people have attended this year.  Bring fossils to be identified by local experts. Fossil Fest will also include kids’ activities and vendors such as Randy Boshela of World Fossils, Minerals and Gifts and Tom Granata. Robert Fuqua, author of Hunting Fossil Shark Teeth in Venice, Florida will have books available for a book signing.

“Digging Up Discoveries,” with more than 350 fossils on exhibit from the Manasota Fossil Club and the Southwest Florida Fossil Society, runs through June 4. The Venice Museum and Archives is free and open to the public Mondays through Wednesdays, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; and Saturdays, April 5 and 19, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.