Notice: Sanibel Historical Village Event Updates/Cancellations
March 24 - April 30th
Postponed until 2021
RUTLAND HOUSE CLOSED FOR REPAIRS
We’re making improvements! Unfortunately, Rutland House must close briefly while we make some changes. We appreciate your patience.
HISTORICAL VILLAGE EXTENDS QUILT SHOW THROUGH APRIL
Quilts will be displayed throughout every building of the Village.
The Sanibel Historical Village quilt show has been extended through the month of April. Some 40 are displayed throughout every building of the Village.
“The quilts on exhibit demonstrate the wide variety of materials and patterns used by quilt makers over time, including one quilt made from gentlemen’s silk ties and another from velvet pieces with a deep fringe border,” explained Bonnie Frankel, SHMV board member.
TWILIGHT TALK: God and Sanibel: The History of Religion on the Islands
MUSEUM HOURS & TOURS
The Historical Village is NOW OPEN on a limited basis.
Four buildings can be toured Tuesdays through Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., with guided tours at 10:30 a.m.
There is a suggested donation of $5 per person.
Donations will contribute to operations, re-landscaping, and interior exhibit rehabilitation work that will need to be done once restoration repairs to the buildings’ exteriors are substantially completed.
Please CLICK HERE for more information and ways to help rebuild the Village.
Guests can self-tour using written guides and audio recordings available in every building
Full guided tours are available at 10:30 a.m. depending on docent availability. No reservations are required, and there is no additional fee.
The Historical Village is Handicap Accessible.
Call 239-472-4648 for more information.
Sanibel Historical Museum and Village was founded in 1984 with a mission to preserve and share Sanibel history. The story of Sanibel is told from the Calusa and Spanish eras to the early pioneer families who settled on the island in the 1800s. It tells of warriors, adventures, fishermen, farmers and proprietors.
WHAT ARE YOU INTERESTED IN?
Sanibel’s heritage is based upon the resourcefulness, persistence, hard work and strong values of its people. You can further your knowledge and enjoyment of Sanibel’s heritage by visiting the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village at 950 Dunlop Road and by also using the interactive map that will help guide you along the Heritage Trail of Sanibel.