Historical Village To Celebrate Calusa Day

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,” said Paula Newton, chair of Calusa Day. “By the 17th century, there were few Calusa left. […]

Historical Village Thanks San-Cap Rotary

The Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club recently donated $5,000 to the Sanibel Historical Village. The money is for two things: (1) to mitigate the cost of the museum’s free admission for children under 18 years of age, and (2) to pay for a short film on Black History on Sanibel that will run continuously in the museum’s Caretakers’ […]

Food From Historical Village Garden Helps FISH

The Sanibel Historical Village is sharing the bounty from its garden with FISH (Friends In Service Here), to help them help people in need. The village’s garden produces tomatoes, cabbage, beans, peas, radishes, turnips, rutabaga, and more. “We have the garden as a way to demonstrate that Sanibel was not always a tourist economy but started as an agricultural community,” said museum manager Emilie […]

Sanibel Historical Village Adds Board Members

February 25, 2016 – Four new members were elected to the board of the Sanibel  Historical Museum and Village: William Bachman, Gail Garlinghouse, Peter Halliday,  and Gayle Pence. Bill Bachman retired as a World Wide Senior Partner of William M. Mercer in 1996  and has been on Sanibel since 1998. He served six years on […]

Twilight Talk

The Sanibel Historical Village will host a discussion on the Sanibel Plan led by Porter and Chauncey Goss at a Twilight Talk at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 5. The event will take place at BIG ARTS’ Phillips Gallery. The discussion will focus on how and why the Sanibel Plan came about, what has been accomplished, […]

Historical Village Prepares For Upcoming Benefit

The Sanibel Historical Village will host a “Let’s Get Historical!” USO Canteen Dinner & Dance at 6 p.m. March 16 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 museum manager Emilie Alfino. “We need to air condition […]

Historical Village Thanks SAN-CAP Rotary

The Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club recently donated $4,000 to the Sanibel Historical Village. The money is to mitigate the cost of new pavers on the walkways throughout the village, replacing the old boardwalk-style paths. “The new pavers are safer and a much-needed improvement,” said village president Karl Rodman. “We’re very grateful to Rotary. Its members have […]

Sanibel Historical Village Gets Help from SCCF’s Native Landscapes and Garden Center

Staff members of SCCF’s Native Landscapes and Garden Center visited the Sanibel Historical Village recently to visit village farmer Michael DiCorpo and view the results of their partnership. DiCorpo said the native garden center has donated plants, such as tomatoes and herbs, for the village’s “truck garden.” The garden represents the fact that early Sanibel […]

See Black History Film At Historical Village

About 70 people last week watched the premiere of the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village’s film on Black History on Sanibel. The film was produced by Shawn Holiday of WGCU and features Eugene, Oscar, and Ron Gavin; as well as Jim Jordan, with clips of his mother, Mozella Jordan. This film will run continuously in […]