The Venice City Council gave strong support to the conceptual plan for the planned expansion of the Venice Museum and Archives Wednesday, while making it clear it’s not committing any money to the project. At least not yet.
City Director of Historical Resources James Hagler sought Council’s approval to go forward to refine the budget for the project and develop a capital campaign business plan. The estimated cost of the project is about $6 million, with a $1 million gift already in hand from Julia Cousins Laning, whose family once lived in the Triangle Inn, where the archives are housed.
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