Historical Village Seeking 1960s Items For Christmas Display

October 11, 2017 – The Sanibel Historical Village will be celebrating “A Sanibel ’60s Christmas” at its pre- Luminary Open House on Friday, December 1, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. The event will highlight what it was like on Sanibel during the 1960s. “We are missing some pieces to make it the best Luminary Open […]

Historical Village To Train Volunteers

October 10, 2017 – For anyone looking to serve the community and enjoy doing it, consider the Sanibel Historical Village. An island institution since 1984, the village’s mission is the preserve, share, and celebrate Sanibel’s history. “We welcomed more than 10,000 guests last year,” said executive director Emilie Alfino. “People are interested in history, and […]

Historical Village Re-Opens Oct. 17, Seeks Volunteers

September 25, 2017 – The Sanibel Historical Village re-opens October 17, Tuesdays through Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. “We’re planning exciting programs this season, including a boat trip to historic Useppa and four Twilight Talks,” said executive director Emilie Alfino. “Our annual gala fundraiser is scheduled for February 19. Watch the local newspapers […]

Shell Island Garden Club Beautifies Historical Village

Members of the Shell Islands Garden Club recently took on a big project at the Sanibel Historical Village. They worked for approximately eight hours over two days to beautify the area in front of historic Rutland House, near the entrance to the village. “The ladies of the garden club did a wonderful job, more than […]

Summer Hours Begin At Sanibel Historical Village

The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village will switch to off-season, summer hours Tuesday, May 2. Summer hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. The museum will be closed starting Tuesday, August 1, and will reopen Tuesday, October 17, on regular full-time hours, Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Museum […]

Historical Village Thanks Volunteers at Appreciation Luncheon

The Sanibel Historical Village on Monday held a luncheon to thank its volunteers for all they do to help the museum. More than 65 volunteers attended the event held at The Dunes. “The village could not function without our family of volunteers,” said Executive Director Emilie Alfino. “They are highly skilled and informed about the […]

Sanibel Heritage Trail and Stories at Historical Village Twilight Talk

The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village Twilight Talk at the Sanibel Community Center, Monday, April 3, at 7 p.m., will be a historic event in Sanibel’s history, revealing the new Sanibel Heritage Trail and featuring six panelists sharing their personal experiences with the history of the island. When completed this spring, the Sanibel Heritage Trail […]

Children Can Hunt For Treasure At Sanibel Historical Village

It’s time to hunt for pirate treasure at the Sanibel Historical Village. Children who visit the village are invited to go on a treasure hunt through the village’s historical buildings, and then choose a prize from the treasure chest at the Rutland House. The historical village is open from 10 a.m. to 4p.m. Wednesdays through […]

Calusa Days Coming To Historical Village

The Sanibel Historical Village will again honor the Calusa Indians with a festive and informative day-long event, Calusa Day, on Wednesday, March 22. Calusa Day is an opportunity for people to see and hear more of their history. The Calusa people had a complex society for over a thousand years before contact with Ponce de […]

Calusa Day Coming To Historical Village

The Sanibel Historical Village will again honor the Calusa Indians with a festive and informative day-long event, Calusa Day, on Wednesday, March 22. The Calusa people had a complex society for over a thousand years before contact with Ponce de Leon in 1513. By the 17th century, there were few Calusa left. The historical village […]