This article deals with the history of the landmark Venice colonnades. Dolores Montgomery is a compulsive story-teller with an evangelist's zeal for yarning about Venice.spring coverSpring 2009. Abbot Kinney was a man of many accomplishments. The public came to ride the camels and the little train and to see the sideshow. Bungalows by the BookBy Laura MeyersA century ago, Los Angeles architect Frank M. Tyler was making a name for himself as a popular designer in the Craftsman Bungalow style, often with Tudor influences. The Doge of Venice-of America had built a cultural Renaissance by the sea. Volume 23Ray Bradbury's VeniceBy Delores HanneyRay Bradbury is, of course, most revered for his ingenious fiction of the speculative sort; some of it – most notably The Martian Chronicles – was created while he was a resident of Venice between 1941 and 1950. California was not actually its birthplace but it became its most natural setting. The Palace, like its accompanying basilica, was built large to showcase Venice’s indomitable power. Ocean Park with a walk pier and a country When Kinney won the toss, he startled the other four partners by choosing the barren, marshy property. club. Planted on the Abbot Kinney Pier, it took the form of a Japanese Pavilion and was a stunning expression of Kinney's admiration for that culture. VENICE , CA Summary . The Beginning of Venice High School & A Family HistoryThe formal beginning of the Venice Union Polytechnic High School opened on September 11, 1911 in the old Venice Bath House, with the pool drainedand boarded over. Venice … Volume 21Mar Vista, Venice's Neighbor to the EastVenice and Mar Vista share a common border. It was a call to form a Venice Historical Society. MAILING: Venice Heritage, Inc. P.O. OUR AFFILIATES AND MEMBERSHIPS. Copyright © 1999-2019 Venice Historical Society. February/March/April 2008. a citrus ranch called Kinneloa. The Venice City Council is the governing authority for the VMA with legal and fiduciary responsibility for the museum and for approving museum policy and its annual budget. The Drama QueenBy Delores HanneySarah Bernhardt's 1906 Farewell America Tour was neither the first nor the last U.S. "farewell tour" but it was the only time the legend appeared in Venice. Historical Society and Venice Stakeholders Prepare for Return of Tourists in the New Year Gates have been installed at the Gondola Garden on the Windward Traffic Circle to make the Venice gondola more accessible to the public. Christmas Spirit of 1918 - A Poem by Abbot KinneyAbbot Kinney knew how to throw a party and Christmas 1918 was no exception. Visit the Venice Historical Society on Facebook! Direct link to our page: Permission to use must be obtained from the VHS Board or respective authors, The Venice Historical Society, a non-profit organization, is. The Devotee's LabyrinthBy Delores Hanney An article dedicated to Venice devotee Pat Hartman. Our StoryIf it hadn't been for Abbot Kinney's asthma, Venice may never have been founded. Around 1909, the Pacific Coast League decided to expand and created a team in Vernon. This article tells of the history of the Bungalow which can be seen all over the Westside. and dubbed Baseball was becoming the all-American sport. Today there are approximately 175 members whoattend the center's programs. The cultural diversion purchasing land to the south with Francis Ryan. Aimee Goes MissingThis article, written by frequent guest author, Delores Hanney, gives us a wonderful account of the famous evangelist, Aimee Semple McPherson, who disappeared onMay 18, 1926, under mysterious circumstances. The cultural diversion never flourished in Venice. Operations . Kinney, born 1850 in Brookside, New Jersey, was Hôtels près de Venicescapes Historical Society, Venise: consultez 14 109 avis de voyageurs, 54 785 photos, les meilleures offres et comparez les prix de 1 279 hôtels à Venise sur Tripadvisor. the plan "Kinney's Folly". California Historical Society Collection, 1860-1960; Add or remove collections Home California Historical Society Collection, 1860-1960 Crowd at Venice lagoon, Venice, ca. If We wish our members and supporters health and safety during this time. This is where the Venice Pavilion once stood from 1960 until 2000. winter coverWinter 2008-09. Venice was featured in this iconic magazine on January 22, 1940. fall2010 coverFall 2010. After Ryan's untimely death in 1898, and a succession of partners with whom Kinney couldn't agree, it was decided that the land speculator would toss a coin and the winner would choose which half of the district would be his. Ca' Pesaro The International Gallery of Modern art houses masterpieces such as works by Medardo Rosso, Rodin, Kandinsky, Klee... Glass Museum. that could be heard nearly all over town, camel rides, exotic hotels Best Museums in Venice, Los Angeles, CA - Museum of Flying, The Museum of Jurassic Technology, Hammer Museum, Wonders of the World, Santa Monica History Museum, ESMoA, Cayton Children’s Museum, California Heritage Museum, The Wende Museum, Museum of Tolerance New Year's was celebrated with spectacular festivities welcoming in 1916. This was a big hangout for Venice surfers. The company's filing status is listed as Active and its File Number is C1633972. the winner would choose which half of the district would be his. Volume 24The Guy from Villa CityBy Delores HanneyThis is a story about Bill Carroll and his memories of living in Villa City, Venice, CA. Stay well and we will resume activities when it is safe to do so. After his marriage in 1884, Kinney up. About Venicescapes Historical Society A rolling, graduate-level lecture series delving into world history, religion, architecture, art, politics, economics, shipbuilding, infrastructure, and private culture, with the entire City of Venice as its classroom. We love the support! This article reflects on these stories and shows the damage in some incredible pictures. Volume 25. The Historical Society fosters an appreciation of the past, with an emphasis on local history. 2011winterWINTER 2011. He was the first member of Venice's Aero Police and one of the first sky cops in the nation. He journeyed, The partners developed The Israel Levin Senior CenterThe beautiful Isreal Levin Senior Center, established in 1964, was originally a bingoparlor on Ocean Front Walk. Venice BreakwaterBy Betsy GoldmanRecently I was asked to name my favorite historic fact about Venice. By July 4, 1905, Venice-of-America officially opened with a wonderful pier and exciting attractions: Italian gondoliers poling their boats down fairy-lit canals, a concert orchestra supplying music that could be heard nearly all over town, camel rides, exotic hotels catering to the best tastes and a miniature railroad circling the entire scene. coin and That Lanky Brunette with a Wicked JawMyrna Loy distinguished herself as the student who posed for the sculpture in the fountain that welcomed all to Venice High School. Members will receive a one-year membership card, colorful quarterly newsletters reporting Society events and including wonderful articles A special program took place in November of last year to finally dedicate this wonderful depiction of Venice's first thirty years. After Ryan's untimely death in The Doge of The history of these rocks began in 1904. 1910 Reference URL Save to favorites. “Venice, originally called “Venice of America,” was founded by tobacco millionaire Abbot Kinney in 1905 as a beach resort town, 14 miles (23 km) west of Los Angeles. The Japanese immigrated to Venice and embraced this new land. spring2010Spring 2010 - A SPECIAL ISSUE. Courtesy of the USC Libraries - California Historical Society Collection. Kinney soon announced that his sand dunes and best tastes the barren, Venicescapes Historical Society, Venice: See 75 reviews, articles, and 46 photos of Venicescapes Historical Society, ranked No.68 on Tripadvisor among 410 attractions in Venice. Bill Hahn RemembersBy Delores HanneyScouting was a significant element of Bill Hahn's boyhood, most especially, Sea Scouting. Why not have a ripping race, on motorcycles, taking place along Washington Boulevard to Rose Avenue to Compton Avenue- now Lincoln Boulevard- and returning to Washington Boulevard. Soon after it opened, the grocery was converted into a bar and grille. In 1968, Beyond Baroque came into being in a modest building on what is now Abbot Kinney Boulevard. Mr. Kinney was on hand to supervise Santa Claus who distributed 5000 packages to children on the beach. Return of the Myrna Loy StatueThanks to extensive fundraising efforts by the Venice High School Alumni Association, a new Myrna Loy statue is set to come back to the high school. Check out the wonderful world of the Venice Historical Society. marshland would Copyright © 2020 Venice Historical Society. WizardBy Delores HanneyArthur Reese arrived in Los Angeles and recognized it as a promising place for a bright, energetic young black man with an entrepreneurial zeal to be uncorked. August/September/October 2007. That was Windward Avenue in 1925. The Mar Vista community was once known as Ocean Park Heights until the 20s. To link to this object, paste this link in email, IM or document … catering to the They stopped laughing when trenches for The main strongholds of Beatdom were New York's Greenwich Village and San Francisco's North Beach, but it was practically ordained that an outpost would take root in Venice. Celebrating Our 25th AnniversaryOf Sweet Dreams & SandcastlesBy Delores HanneyFrom the very beginning there was a Japanese presence in Venice, California. Life in VeniceBy Delores Hanney Back in 1936 Henry Luce took a notion to bring out not just a new magazine, but instead an oversized, whole new KIND of magazine. Venice Historical Society is a tax exempt organization located in Venice, California. Volume 22Miss Muscle Beach 1948 Honored in VeniceBy Delores HanneyAt 77, all petite and pink and perky and topped by a little halo of spun-sunlight hair, Sara Hirsch Clark may seem an unlikely inductee into the Muscle Beach Hall of Fame. He journeyed, instead, to Sierra Madre and was so impressed by the climate he developed a citrus ranch called Kinneloa. Volume 22Kinney-Tabor House Granted Historic Cultural StatusA Venice craftsman-style home linked to the community's founder Abbot Kinney and his friend and personal assistant Irving Tabor, has been added to the list of Historic-Cultural Monuments in Los Angeles. agree, it was Like Cubism. The Venice Historical Society filed as a Articles of Incorporation in the State of California on Wednesday, February 15, 1989 and is approximately thirty-one years old, as recorded in documents filed with California Secretary of State. marshy property. We are always updating. Hundreds of these wonderful, architecturally significant homes still exist today. DONATE TO OUR SPECIAL FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN! The SoCal VernacularBy Delores Hanney Whatever you call vernacular architecture, it's kitsch in the first degree. Venicescapes Historical Society: Venice, a mercantile history - See 75 traveler reviews, 46 candid photos, and great deals for Venice, Italy, at Tripadvisor. The Story of Old WestminsterBy O.W. cover summerSummer 2008. canals were dug and Venetian-patterned buildings began to spring Kinney won the toss, he startled the other four partners by choosing Though their primary role was to evoke the old world charm of Venice, Italy, the canals also functioned as part of Kinney's transportation plan for the development. A Philomene RhapsodyBy Delores Hanney More than two years after the passing of Philomene Long, the silence of her absence from the streets and the sand of her cherished Venice milieu, still echoes like a great mournful wail. A Life Beside the BayBy Delores Hanney Her brain bubbles over with uncontainable memories of her tenure in Venice, which began a year after her birth in 1929. Martha Washington Grammer School, as Westminster was known for many years, was designed to be the cultural nexus of the community. History of the Venice Pavilion at the Beach By Beau Dakota BerdahlWhen you walk toward the ocean on Windward Avenue, you find yourself standing on a very different plot of land than originally planned. Show details. world when a snowstorm prevented his return to the east coast. He and his partner Francis Ryan had bought two miles (3.24 km) of oceanfront property south of Santa Monica in 1891. The Beat of the BongoBy Delores HanneyIt was a movement. Let's witness the history of Venice with these top historical places - monuments and landmarks: Doge's Palace 4.7 (25673 Votes) Palace, Architecture . In Venice, Enforcing The Law From On HighBy Steve HarveyWhen Swede Meyerhofer joined the Venice police in 1919, he predicted that few prisoners would try to jump from his vehicle. A New Volume in VeniceBy Delores Hanney A review about the book Cottages in the Sun: Bungalows of Venice, California, a dishy consideration of 28 Venice homes existing in the early twentieth century and how they've turned their alluring faces towards the twenty-first century sun. The principles of the Beat movement consisted of these: hanging out and heavy thinking and communicating. Museum staff are COV employees under the Department of Historical Resources. Apr 28, 2017 - Explore Jean Hawkins's board "new and vintage venice beach, los angeles and socal" on Pinterest. This organization has not appeared on the IRS Business Master File in a number of months. Helms Bakery An in-depth look at the Venice bakery that was so popular for many years. If you go the end of Windward Avenue and continue on the beach until you come to the edge, you'll see a group of rocks. Bungalows at the BeachMany of the early visitors to Venice-of-America were day-trippers who'd taken the trolley from Los Angeles just to spend the day at the beach. place. Venice Tigers Roar into TownArticle compiled by Mary Jane Weil from information donated by Greg FlewinThe year was 1913. This article is an account of the history of his Sea Scouting years from 1928-1949. And like Cubism it was about experimentation and expression and was scorned. Because of his interest in improving blood oranges, he became well known by citrus growers all over California. The History of Fighting Fire in VeniceBy Chin ThammasaengsriBefore Los Angeles became a major city covering 400 square miles, Venice had its own fire department that consisted of two stations. Click here for details on how to support the Spirit of Venice. OFFICE: 101 West Venice Avenue, Suite 26 Venice, Florida 34285 Hours Vary, Please Call First . today. Members will receive a one-year membership card, colorful quarterly newsletters reporting Society events and including wonderful articles on Venice heritage and all Society activities. on a three year trip around the 80 talking about this. We invite you to join us and become a member of the Venice Historical Society: Our membership is open to any individual, business or organization interested in the purpose and goals of the Society. Online-Only Video Presentation--"Rose Phillips Wilson" by Kathryn Chesley, Re-Enactor. When Feb — Mar, 2020 “Industry of Meaning” @ Resin Gallery - South Bay Artist Collective in Hermosa Beach, CA. Venice, CA info from Wikipedia. Donations to Venice Historical Society are tax deductible. Venice Fire Station 1 opened in 1905. At 95, his memory is still as sharp as crocodile teeth. This article shows marathon dancing in Venice as theatrical affairs. ~~~ Facebook users, join our group for the latest Society information. Jun 15 — Aug 15, 2019; LA County Vol. SUPPORT VHI WHILE YOU SHOP; SUPPORT VHI WHILE YOU READ; ADDRESSES & PHONE. The Myrna Loy Statue Returns to Venice HighAn excited crowd of 1,800 alumni, students, faculty and locals assembled on the front lawn of Venice High School on Saturday, April 10, as a new incarnation of the school's legendary statue of Myrna Loy was unveiled. Venice has acknowledged Oakwood's history, in its street names and its courts, as well as recognizing that Venice had African-American residents from the time of its 'founding.'. Venice Chamber of Commerce. For others, Venice was a longer stay and had to create Villa City to accomodate the visitors. The public laughed Vintage photos show businesses and homes, some of which are still standing. SPECTACULAR YEAR-ROUND GIFTS. The History of the California Orange & Abbot Kinney the HorticulturistIntroduction by David BouleAbbot Kinney the Horticulturist by Glen HowellThe origin of the orange is somewhat obscure. Murals, of course, are a distinguishing component of Venice's kinky savoir-faire. opened with a wonderful pier and exciting attractions: Italian gondoliers Venice DaredevilsAirplane stunts were a big draw at Venice Beach. Summer 2010. Educate the public about the history of Venice. The fall of Napoleon from power saw Venice placed back under Austrian rule. and become a member of our exciting organization. Kinney soon announced that his sand dunes and marshland would soon be a cultural city patterned after Venice, Italy. began and a miniature railroad circling the entire scene. First Years in VeniceBy Dolores MontgomeryDolores, born in 1929, remembers her teachers and years as a pupil in the oldest grammer school in Venice - Westminster Avenue Elementary School, formally Martha Washington School. boats down fairy-lit canals, a concert orchestra supplying music This was the beginning of Harley-Davidson's presence in Venice. Welcome to 100+ years of Venice History America Venice Tourism; Venice Accommodation; Venice Bed and Breakfast; Venice Holiday Rentals; Venice Holiday Packages; Venice Flights; Venice Restaurants; Venice Attractions; Venice Shopping; Venice Travel Forum; Venice Photos; Venice Map; Venice Guide; All Venice Hotels; Venice Hotel Deals; Last Minute Hotels in Venice; By Hotel Type. In 1921, Venice local Babe Kalishek was 18 years old. fall cover08Fall 2008. He fancied the name "Life" for his proposed publication. Facebook users, join our group for the latest Society information. Volume 22The History of the Greeting Card The cards that grace our Journal covers every issue have a wonderful history dating back over 100 years. Volume 23Ray Bradbury Adopt-a-Colonnade Restoration ProjectBy Betsy Goldman(This issue contains a special insert with photographs from the Restoration Project) Close your eyes and imagine a street lined on both sides by three-story hotels designed to capture the flavor of the Italian Venice featuring an ornate mix of Byzantine and Renaissance influence with distinctive colonnades. The 1920s and '30s became the golden age of this eccentric architectural form. DONATE TO OUR SPECIAL FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN! VAHS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and has registered with the State of Florida to solicit contributions. summer09Summer 2009. Already Rip Cronk had earned a reputation as a muralist of consequence. Volume 24The Holiday Season in Venice - 1915By Mary Jane WeilIn 1915, Abbot Kinney made sure that Christmas Day in Venice was a day to be remembered. We invite you to join us and become a member of the Venice Historical Society: Our membership is open to any individual, business or organization interested in the purpose and goals of the Society. Programs + Results. Some insist they came from India, others claim they originated in China. Desperate Dancing By Delores HanneyDuring the mapcap Roaring Twenties marathon dancing gurgled up from the same pond of goofy high spirits that spewed forth such dippy activities as flagpole sitting, competitive egg-eating, endurance kissing and swallowing goldfish. Celebrating Our 25th AnniversaryRoad RaceBy Delores HanneyThe fathers of Venice, in the spring of 1915, decided to have a daring road race. Venice, originally called "Venice of America", was founded by wealthy developer Abbot Kinney in 1905 as a beach resort town, 14 miles (23 km) west of Los Angeles. poling their Financials . Click here for details on how to support the Spirit of Venice! He was the first black businessman in Venice. How a Venice Grocery Store Turned into a Popular HangoutIn 1915, Caesar Menotti built a grocery store in a 2-story building at 52 Windward Avenue. Jan18 — Feb 15, 2020 “On The Edge of Society”: Anthony Friedkin, Jim Ganzer, Wynn Miller @ The Venice Beach House in Venice, CA. They stopped laughing when trenches for canals were dug and Venetian-patterned buildings began to spring up. It was Franciscan Friar Junipero Serra who introduced the orange into then Spanish-owned California in 1769. The partners developed Ocean Park with a walk pier and a country club. Volume 22The Most Famous Road in the WorldRoute 66 first ended at 7th & Broadway in downtown Los Angeles. To increase public awareness of Venice's irreplaceable historical, cultural and architectural resources.To gather and disseminate information for the preservation of structures and neighborhoods in Venice.To engage in activities that will promote the preservation and enhancement of the unique historic features of Venice. This atmosphere still prevails Ninety-seven laps equaled 300 miles. Visit the Calendar Page. a non-profit organization, is dedicated to preserving Venice's rich and unique history. Siteground hosting promo code bluehost coupon hosting Coupons A2 Hosting Getting a wordpress hosting coupon code. PHONE: 941-237-0478. The Venice Historical Society is a California Domestic Corporation filed on February 15, 1989. Within a few years, Vernon was no longer a suitable home for a respectable ball team so the beach town of Venice, with its amusements and crowds, seemed like a perfect fit. Speed was taken seriously in Venice. Past Shows “Original Idioms” @ The Great Highway in San Francisco, CA. Visit the Venice Historical Society on Facebook! A streetcar line was extended to the site. Permanent funding for the Betty Intagliata Lecture Series is provided by the Bill Jervey, Jr. Charitable Foundation. Venicescapes Historical Society: Venice, a mercantile history - See 75 traveller reviews, 46 candid photos, and great deals for Venice, Italy, at Tripadvisor. Houses That Sears BuiltGuest author and 'Kit Home' mavin, Rose Thorton, tell us everything we wanted to know about Sears Kit Homes and Pacific Ready Cut Homes which were sold via mail order catalogs and shipped to homeowners all over the Los Angeles area, including Venice, in about 10,000 pieces. RESOURCE/MUSEUM CENTER FOR VENICE instead, to Sierra Madre and was so impressed by the climate he developed She had never had any special athletic training. HELP THE VENICE HISTORICAL SOCIETY CREATE A Not any more. Property of the Venice Historical Society, the Historic Venice Tram can be rented for a variety of occasions including: parties, weddings, parades, private tours, corporate events, pub crawls, etc. Hoppyland One of the first theme parks in the country named after the famous cowboy star, Hoppalong Cassidy. The history of this establishment has survived many tumultuous years. Although the year had brought with it the influenza epidemic and the effects of World War I, people still eagerly came out to celebrate the holiday in Venice. never flourished in Venice. Venicescapes Historical Society, Venise : consultez 75 avis, articles et 46 photos de Venicescapes Historical Society, classée n°68 sur 420 activités à Venise sur Tripadvisor. But evenings and weekends you can find Peter Demian on Ocean Front Walk making his music, living his dream. bandstandFall 2009. After his marriage in 1884, Kinney began purchasing land to the south with Francis Ryan. Now AppearingBy Delores HanneyIt's not a cushy life. Volume 24Wave RidersBy Delores HanneyBill Gould began, as a lad, watching older guys surf at the south side of Venice Beach. Carolyn Elayne Alexander, president of the Venice Historical Society and the city's foremost historian, is also a professional photographer and historical tour guide for the area. Venicescapes Historical Society, Venice Picture: The Grand Canal & La Salute - Check out Tripadvisor members' 53,806 candid photos and videos. Your generous tax-deductible donation and support makes it possible Ink Well BeachSanta Monica recognizes the first surfing beach for African Americans. Copyright © 2020 Venice Historical Society. His boyhood in Venice made an admiral apprenticeship for all his blitzing about, living life to its fullest. He was still a toddler when his mother assumed management of Villa City, the sprawling tent complex tucked up next to the Grand Canal. Welcome to 100+ years of Venice History LA COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY . soon be a cultural city patterned after Venice, Italy. By July 4, 1905, Venice-of-America officially 793 personnes étaient ici. Peruse Our Store for Colorful One-of-a-Kind Beneath Beyond Baroque's umbrella, there were workshops, readings, printing, pre-publication support, a small press, a library, galleries and even music recitals. Venice Area Historical Society. See more ideas about los angeles, venice beach, venice. Box 1190 Venice, Florida 34284-1190. But, there she was this past Labor Day, taking her place amongst other Muscle Beach legends. This article traces the 80 year history of Mar Vista which recently celebrated its 80th birthday. Venice Historical Society Facebook Page. The Registered Agent on file for this company is Jill Prestup and is located at 2465 Glencoe Ave, Venice, CA 90291. HELP THE VENICE HISTORICAL SOCIETY CREATE A. The Venice Historical Society, a non-profit organization, is founded. The article explains what has made historic Route 66 a national/international icon. Volume 22Venice Post Office Dedication The Venice Post Office mural, titled "Story of Venice" by artist Edward Biberman, was never formally dedicated in 1941. She'd only been in a plane three times when she decided to walk out on one of the wings. Restaurants près de Venicescapes Historical Society sur Tripadvisor : consultez 377 236 avis et 54 778 photos de voyageurs pour connaître les meilleures tables près de Venicescapes Historical Society à Venise, Province de Venise. Rip Cronk's murals add incredible beauty and depth to the landscape. Chip Miller began surfing at the north end of Venice Beach at age 11. That's because his vehicle was an 8-cyclinder biplane. Historic Venice Tram (the Venice Historical Society), Venice, CA (2020) decided that the land speculator would toss a Venice was briefly Austrian after a peace treaty with Napoleon, but became French again after the Battle of Austerlitz in 1805, and formed part of the short-lived Kingdom of Italy. for us to preserve historic Venice. Kinney, born 1850 in Brookside, New Jersey, was on a three year trip around the world when a snowstorm prevented his return to the east coast. van PettenCourtesy of Todd LesnerWhen at the dawn of this century Old Westminster School first opened its doors Venice was still the paradise at the end of the Pacific Electric Line. Historic Venice Tram (the Venice Historical Society) FOR RENT - The best way to get around Venice. The driving force was Don Tollefson, president from 1986 to 1988 and from 1994 to 1998, who was a member of the Los Angeles Conservancy. Painting the TownBy Delores HanneyIt is more than thirty years ago now that he breezed into town with public art on his mind. It may have merged with another organization or ceased operations. The Betty Intagliata Lecture Series: Sponsored by the Venice Area Historical Society (VAHS). When . This organization has been in operation for 26 years, which makes it slightly older than other nonprofits in the state. Check out the wonderful world of the Venice Historical Society. Venice Historical Society Quick Facts. Volume 23Venice Courts Immortalize Early Black ResidentsBy Betsy GoldmanAt one time in Venice there were streets named W. Washington Boulevard, Washington Way, Washington Boulevard and Washington Street. Proud Partner of Venice Area Historical Society Proud Member of. Later it ended at Olympic & Lincoln and still does today. She reads about it, writes about it, paints it and serves as handmaiden-in-charge of an online shrine for its veneration. The Venice Area Historical Society, located in Venice, FL, is a local organization dedicated to studying and preserving the history of Venice. The very first Venice surfer was here in 1907, a Hawaiian Islander named George Freeth.