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Historical Resources


Venice Museum & Archives


Located in a historic building listed on the National Register of Historic Places, 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 (VMA) is to collect, preserve, and interpret  historical and prehistorical material relating to Venice and its neighboring communities. 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 temporarily closed in response to COVID-19 (coronavirus) 


Normal hours are:  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