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Venice Museum & Archives

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Venice Museum & Archives

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351 Nassau St S, Venice, FL 34285-2403
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Russ009 wrote a review Jul 2020
Las Vegas, Nevada14 contributions10 helpful votes
As a 100% disabled veteran, I attempted to visit this museum with my 12 lb service animal to be carried through the visit. We arrived at 10 a.m. as the museum opened with no other visitors in sight. The woman who was in attendance simply said we do not allow animals and refused to listen to what a service animal designates. Frankly, as a military retiree and veteran, I am getting tired of people who profess to support veterans than do the exact opposite out of stupidity.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from VMAstaff, Front Office Manager at Venice Museum & Archives
Responded Aug 3, 2020
Thank you for your service. A sign posted on the entrance door says service animals are welcome. We are sorry you had a less than pleasant experience.
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redheaddr wrote a review Feb 2020
Venice, Florida83 contributions41 helpful votes
The structure is a lovely 1927 broading house that was built by Mrs. Augusta Miner, a widow. It details the area before and after it was called Venice FL. Venice was one of the first planned communities! Beautiful architecture and on the Natl Historic Register. Not large but full of information. Perfect for visitors and residents.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from VMAstaff, Front Office Manager at Venice Museum & Archives
Responded Feb 24, 2020
Thank you for the review. The museum is small, but mighty!
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Mike M wrote a review Feb 2020
Rotonda West, Florida33 contributions3 helpful votes
It has some interesting facts about Venice but it is somewhat small and limited to what it can show you. If you are in the area, then by all means visit the museum there is always something to learn.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from VMAstaff, Front Office Manager at Venice Museum & Archives
Responded Feb 5, 2020
Thank you for visiting. The museum is located in a unique structure that was built in 1927 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. You're right; there is always something to learn -- some exhibits are permanent while others change, so be sure to visit again.
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2CaribTravelers wrote a review Aug 2019
North Port, Florida195 contributions55 helpful votes
From the very early times (pre white man) up thru the founding of Venice, if you're interested in history this is the place to find it.The railroad. The circus.Virginia Military Institute.Even Tamiami Trail. It's all here. It's amazing what is here in such a small place. Take your time and enjoy learning about the area.
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Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from VMAstaff, Front Office Manager at Venice Museum & Archives
Responded Aug 26, 2019
We appreciate the review and are pleased you found the museum worthwhile! Thank you.
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Taylor B wrote a review Aug 2019
Chicago, Illinois6,568 contributions5,332 helpful votes
My wife and I have been spending more and more time in Sarasota, Florida, over the last 30 years while maintaining our home in Chicago. So it is only natural to become acquainted with the surrounding communities. Sarasota's closest neighbor to the south is Venice. A good place to start to learn about the history of the Venice region is the Venice Museum & Archives. Located at 351 Nassau Street, it has exhibits from prehistoric Venice when woolly mammoths roamed the area to a special focus on the human inhabitants, including early Native American tribes, early settlers, the first land developers, investors, planners and the military men who occupied the town. A new exhibit for the 2018-19 season focuses on the largely undocumented and truly unique history of the area today known as the Snook Haven Restaurant and Waterfront Park. Permanent exhibits include the story of the historic 1927 Triangle Inn, over 365 fossils of mammoths, mastodons, giant sloths, bison, alligators and sharks collected from Sarasota and Charlotte counties and the life and contributions of world renowned orthopedic surgeon Dr. Fred Albee, a longtime resident of the Venice and Nokomis area. The museum features over 30,000 items that span a time period from 1867 to the present. But Venice's rich pre-history is represented in a paleontological collection dating from about 20 million years ago to 10,000 years ago, during the last ice age. Imagine, ice in Venice. Only at Sharky's on the Pier.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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