Notice: Sanibel Historical Village Event Updates/Cancellations

Quilt Show
March 24 - April 30th
Postponed until 2021

Volunteer Luncheon
March 30th
Canceled

Twilight Talk
April 7th
Canceled


MASKS ARE REQUIRED AT THE HISTORICAL VILLAGE

Protocols and Policies


  RUTLAND HOUSE CLOSED FOR REPAIRS

We’re making improvements! Unfortunately, Rutland House must close briefly while we make some changes. We appreciate your patience.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 2020

Call (239) 472-4648 for tickets – $10 per person

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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

Church of the Four Gospels

TWILIGHT TALK:
Tales of Tarpon Bay

MUSEUM HOURS & TOURS

Summer Hours (May 1 – August 1):
Tuesday-Saturday
10 a.m – 1 p.m.

$10.00 adults 18 and over; children are free.

Self-Guided Tours:

Guests can self-tour using written guides and audio recordings available in every building

Guided Tours:

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.
Nancy Siegel, Anita Smith, Bonnie Frankel

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Call 239-472-4648 for more information.

Our History

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.

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Historic Buildings

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Sanibel's Heritage Trail

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.