The Venice Historical Society will host a lecture entitled “Venice Unearthed” on historic artifacts that were discovered at a local project site.
Special guest speaker Sylvere C.M. Valentin, an archaeologist at the Cultural Resource Branch at Camp Pendleton, will discuss how he recently unearthed over 350 artifacts from the monitoring of a new pipe line being installed along Rose Avenue, adjacent to Penmar Park in Venice.
Most of the artifacts recovered dated around 1924 to 1949, while others might date as early as 1914, Sylvere says.
The archaeologist said he has spoken with people who lived in the area many years ago to get a true history of the place and a story behind the discovery.
The artifacts will be on display during the lecture and Sylvere will be showing a slide presentation on the history of the location.
The event is scheduled at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13 at the Social and Public Art Resource Center, 685 Venice Blvd., Venice.
Admission is free for Venice Historical Society members, or $5 for non-members. Light refreshments will be served.
Information, (310) 967-5170.

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