Collaboration with local organizations is key to building partnerships within the community. Thanks to those listed below, our education and interpretation efforts have been made stronger.


Collaborators on exhibits have included:

  • Kentucky Military Institute Alumni Association
  • Venice Centre Mall
  • Southwest Florida Fossil Society
  • Manasota Fossil Club
  • Dick and Julia Hyman
  • Venice Area Beautification, Inc.
  • Venice Heritage, Inc.
  • Local interior designers (Designer Holiday Showcase 2013, 2012)
  • Manatee County Public Library
  • Historic Spanish Point
  • Sarasota County Historical Resources
  • Venice-Nokomis United Methodist Church


Offsite programs (2014 education pilot programs) in collaboration with:

  • Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast
  • Eagle Point Community
  • Historic Spanish Point
  • Laurel Civic Association
  • Southwest Florida History Festival
  • Venice Area Historical Society
  • Venice-Nokomis Woman’s Club


Onsite programs:

  • Classroom on Wheels (65+) tours
  • Fossil Fest (April 2014, in conjunction with exhibit Digging Up Discoveries: Southwest Florida Fossils)