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Historical Resources


Venice Museum & Archives


Located in the historic Triangle Inn, 351 Nassau St. S, Venice, FL 34285, across from West Blalock Park, next to the Venice Community Center

The mission of the Venice Museum & Archives is to collect and preserve historical and archaeological 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 include exhibits regarding Venice's Inhabitants, 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.

First and third Saturdays, October through April, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.


Click here to access the Online Collection


On permanent exhibit

Venice's Inhabitants:  The Unique Cultural Heritage of the Land on the Gulf


On exhibit October 7, 2019 - July 29, 2020

Playing in Paradise:  The History of Venice Sports

sports exhibit poster


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