The Venice High School Alumni Association will gather on Saturday, Aug. 8, to celebrate the grand opening if its Champion/Easton Alumni House and the 104 years of school history inside it, including every VHS yearbook since 1911.

The historic 1920s home is located across from the campus at 2435 Walgrove Ave.  and will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month.

Saturday’s opening ceremonies begin at 10 a.m. and will feature local dignitaries as well as Venice Chamber of Commerce leaders.

Venice High School alumni and former school historian Tom Anderson has collected and archived thousands of items and photos chronicling the history that has taken place over the last century.  Alumni Association President Laura Ferre and current historian Teresa Whipple have been working on displaying the items and getting the house ready for visitors.

For more information, call (310) 210-1396 or visit

— Joe Piasecki