Historical Village Gala is March 15

Tickets are still available for the Sanibel Historical Village’s “Let’s Get Historical!” dinner and dance at 6 p.m. March 15 on the village grounds. The benefit will support the ongoing needs of the historical village. The theme is “Dining and Dancing in the Days of the Ferry.” A replica ferry pilot house built by the […]

Sanibel Historical Village Elects New Board Member

Sherry Halleran was elected to the board of directors of the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village at its annual meeting today. A long-time volunteer at the village, Halleran grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and attended the University of Wisconsin. She and her husband Neal have two children and six grandchildren and just celebrated […]

Long-Time Islanders Talk Of History

Islanders Deb Gleason, her brother Mark McQuade, and brother-and-sister Victor and Ellen Mayeron entertained a capacity crowd with memories of bygone days at last week’s Twilight Talk held at Phillips Gallery. The event was put on by the Sanibel Historical Village and sponsored by Sanibel Captiva Trust Co. Deb Gleason and brother Mark McQuade came […]

Historical Village Prepares for Upcoming Benefit

The Sanibel Historical Village will host a “Let’s Get Historical!” dinner and dance at 6 p.m. March 15 on the village grounds. The benefit will support the ongoing needs of the historical village. “Our needs range from everything from painting to roof repair,” said Executive Director Emilie Alfi no. “We need to paint the buildings […]

Historical Village to Hold Volunteer Training

The Sanibel Historical Village board and committee members will conduct a special training program to get new volunteers started and to help current volunteers refresh their memories about the many historical buildings, artifacts, and stories to share with visitors. Volunteers should call Emilie at 472-4648. The program will consist of two classes. The first of […]

Historical Village Gets New Signs

New informational signs have been installed at the Sanibel Historical Village, thanks to a donation from Al and Sally Hanser on behalf of the Sanibel Captiva Trust Company. Historical Village Manager Emilie Alfino said, “Signage is one of the most important things at a museum. Ours were in dismal condition, and we’re thrilled with the new signs. Many people […]

Historical Village Seeking 1950s Items for Christmas Display

The Historical Village is seeking to borrow 1950s memorabilia for its Christmas display this year. The theme will be “Christmas Vacation: Coming to Sanibel for a 1950s Christmas.” The festivities will take place from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Luminary Day, December 2. The event will highlight what it was like here on Sanibel during Christmas in the 1950s. “We […]

Historical Village To Hold Free Admission Day

For the third year in a row, the Sanibel Historical Museum will offer free admission for all visitors on Saturday, June 18. The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village tells the story of Sanibel from the Calusa and Spanish eras to the early pioneer families who settled on the island in the 1800s. It tells of warriors, adventurers, fishermen, farmers and proprietors. The island’s way of life is recreated in a […]

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 23. 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 has artifacts from archaeological digs that […]

Clocks On Display At Historical Museum

In a nod to daylight savings time, clocks from the early 1900s are on display at the Sanibel Historical Village through April 9. “Inspired by daylight savings time, the display crew at the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village has dusted off some vintage clocks and put them on display in each of the buildings,” explained Deb Gleason, chair of the village’s Display Committee and chair […]