On Saturday, September 25 from 3:00-9:00 pm, the Venice Heritage Museum ishosting a group photo exhibition and silent auction outdoors at VICE Media in Venice, highlighting the history of our city's famed Boardwalk through the ages from its founding era through the present day.
Marty Schatz, Board Member Emeritus, just published an article about the history of Dogtown and Venice's influence on the global sport of skateboarding (recently featured in the Tokyo Olympics for the very first time in history!)
VHM Board Historian, Elayne Alexander, just published an article about the history of Venice's Midway Plaisance, a festival of fun houses, amusements, and sensory delights that entertained visitors to Venice shortly after its founding in 1905 until it was replaced by the famed rollercoaster, "Race through the Clouds", in 1911.
Thanks to CJ Gronner, who visited with us in Centennial Park recently on her return to Venice to talk about our plans for the Museum and discuss the importance of preserving our history in the present moment. Check out this feature article on Blogtown, her long-running news outlet for all things Venice!
Elayne Alexander, Board Historian, just published Part II of her article about the history of the miniature railroad that used to transport locals and visitors around Venice-of-America.
Since the launch of the Venice Heritage Museum's Indiegogo capital campaign two weeks ago on April 13, the spotlight has been growing on our organization's volunteer-led efforts to build the first-ever museum for Venice.
We're humbled and grateful for the outpouring of support that we have received from the community, and excited to see local media taking note! Check out the following press highlights:
We can use your support tonight!
Join us as Board Secretary, Kristina von Hoffmann, presents our significant progress of the past 6 months while catching up on the latest updates about the Venice Heritage Museum project at tonight's general board meeting of the Venice Neighborhood Council. We're presenting in support of a motion at the VNC to update their letter of support for the Museum.
Thanks to local photographer, advocate, and Community Officer, Brian Averill, for putting up the motion to renew the VNC's support for the Venice Heritage Museum project!
Details on how to join:
General Public Comment will be open as the motion is presented. Just 'raise your hand' on Zoom or press *9 if you're calling in when the period opens.
Hearing from you—our community—is a quick, easy, and meaningful way to share your support for making the Venice Heritage Museum a reality. It takes only 1-2 minutes and every voice counts.
We're Agenda Item 11A, so you can catch us after dinner around 8 pm.
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Please click the link below to join the webinar:
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US:+1(669)900-6833 or +1(253)215-8782
Dial Toll Free: (877) 853-5257 or (888) 475-4499,
Webinar ID: 884 3586 0981
Can't make the call? You can still drop a line before 5 pm today!
Email a short note to firstname.lastname@example.org referencing Agenda Item 11A in the subject line, and let VNC know why our first-ever history museum for the Venice community is important to you!
Email email@example.com if you have questions about participating & we'll get back to you. See you online!
Big thanks to Jason Hill, founder of the iconic 'Venice Stories' column in The Argonaut, for inviting us to share our New Year's Wish for Venice in his latest edition!
Jason's comics detail the people and places that have played a part in Venice's diverse and colorful history. Board Member, Kristina von Hoffmann, was honored to be featured alongside local legends and friends on behalf of the Museum project. Special thanks to Cary Ann Hill, a longtime Venice Heritage supporter, for the shout out!
(*Bonus read: Kristina had her own 'Venice Stories' feature last year covering the Museum project. Check it out here!)
Our Board Historian, Elayne Alexander, just published Part II of her article about Venice founder, Abbot Kinney’s legacy as a Botanist/City Builder!
You can find the article in the February 2021 issue of local magazine, Venice Living, where Elayne has a monthly recurring column called 'History of Venice' — or enjoy it right here on our blog, reprinted with the blessing of publisher, Carole Stein.
Since the end of last year when we put out a call for volunteers, the Venice Heritage Museum team—and creative capacity—have expanded! At the same time, the energy and momentum behind our project have picked up speed, bringing with it a new influx of allies, friends, and followers.
Thus, we felt like the new year was the perfect time to reintroduce the 'Who / What / When / Where / Why' of the Museum project to all of our new supporters.
Check out this series conceived of and crafted by our Board Member, Sergio Enriquez, with creative input from volunteer, Sheena De León. No matter how long we've been connected, enjoy this creative refresh and of-the-moment update on our progress!