Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Venice Heritage, Inc.

  • Venice, FL
  • www.veniceheritage.org

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Mission Statement

Venice Heritage is dedicated to preserving and promoting the Venice area's rich cultural heritage, including the surrounding communities of Osprey, Laurel and Nokomis. As an advocate for historic preservation, VHI educates the public about the area's history and provides financial and logistical support to the city owned Venice Museum & Archives.

Main Programs

  1. Venice Area History Education
  2. Venice Downtown Tour
Service Areas

Self-reported

Florida

Our geographic area is defined as the greater Venice area. This includes the City of Venice, Nokomis, Laurel, Osprey, Englewood, South Venice, and the surrounding unincorporated County of Sarasota.

ruling year

2009

Principal Officer

Self-reported

No Executive Director

Keywords

Self-reported

preservation, restoration, history, advocacy, education, museum, venice, lord-higel house, triangle inn, museum, archives

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EIN

26-2814938

 Number

2247732559

Also Known As

Venice Heritage Inc

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

Adult, Continuing Education (B60)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (W01)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

Self-reported by organization

Fundraising for the exterior restoration of the Lord-Higel House has been completed. Fundraising for the interior restoration of the house, installation of a public bathroom and ADA ramp, as well as historic exhibits has begun. Program and exhibit funds for the Venice Museum & Archives has been maintained. A history of the Venice Fire Department has been published and is currently being sold. A new website has been established. VHI does community outreach by manning booths at community events with volunteers. A new brochure and membership fee structure has been put in place. A joint project with Venice MainStreet to identify the John Nolen Plan Historic District with street post sign toppers has been completed. VHI's newest fundraiser is offering sponsorships for rocking chairs to be placed on the recently completed wrap around porch of the Lord Higel House. Two annual fundraising events are held. One is the Heritage Dinner where we meet to celebrate and give a public report on our activities and progress. The second one is a Holiday Tea in a private home to enjoy holiday decorations with good company with information about current projects. After completion of the restoration of the Lord-Higel House, VHI will commence a capital campaign for the expansion of the Venice Museum & Archives.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Venice Area History Education

VHI's focus on history education covers Laurel, Nokomis, Osprey, Englewood and Venice. Both Triangle Inn and the Lord-Higel House museums will be providing educational programs to share the important history of the area. Our education efforts are done via tours and publications. The Venice Museum & Archives does hold training workshops for its volunteers in archival methods, local history and doing oral histories. VHI has provided the text for the downtown electronic tour as part of our partnership with Venice MainStreet. Available via smart phones or computer, visitors can access historic information on downtown buildings. This includes historic photos showing then as compared to now. VHI has provided historic text for many of the plaques in the area. Short historic tidbits are published via the VHI Facebook page and republished on our website. VHI regularly publishes books about Venice history. At community events historic displays are manned by volunteers who will answer questions.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Adults

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Budget

$2,000.00

Program 2

Venice Downtown Tour

VHI partnered with Venice MainStreet to produce an electronic version of the Downtown Walking Tour. This tour includes all of the historic 1920s structures in the downtown area. VHI provided the historic narratives on the buildings. VHI located and supplied the oldest black and white photographs of the buildings. VMS supplied the current photographs of the buildings and secured permission from property owners to attach the electronic tag to the building. Additional structures are still being added.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Other Named Groups

General Public/Unspecified

Other Named Groups

Budget

$200.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Florida

Our geographic area is defined as the greater Venice area. This includes the City of Venice, Nokomis, Laurel, Osprey, Englewood, South Venice, and the surrounding unincorporated County of Sarasota.

Funding Needs

Completion of the Lord-Higel House: $300,000.00 Hire Executive or Development Director: $45,000.00Construct New Museum with exhibits: $10MFunding for annual audit: $10,000.00Fund an endowment for organizational and capital needs, as well as future VHI projects: $1M

Affiliations + Memberships

Venice Area Chamber of Commerce

Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County

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Venice Heritage, Inc.

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Principal Officer

No Executive Director

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Larry Hume

Hume Associates

Term: Mar 2015 - Feb 2016

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