December 19, 2018 – The Sanibel Historical Village has recently announced that the Bank of the Islands will be a silver sponsor of its February 19, 2019, Historical Village Gala. The theme of the gala is “An Evening on the Old Algiers,” and it will be held at the Community House from 6 to 10 p.m.

The gala will include a buffet dinner and dancing, as well as opportunities to learn about the fascinating history of the glamorous Algiers river boat that once sat on the beaches of Sanibel. Tickets to the gala can be purchased online at or by calling (239) 472-4648.

“We are so honored to be a Silver Sponsor for this year’s event,” said Bank of the Islands Vice President and Sanibel-Captiva Office Manager Willy Ocasio. “It’s so important to share stories like the Algiers for future generations of islanders to enjoy. The historical museum’s gala is an evening not to be missed.”

“We are grateful to the Bank of the Islands for its generous support of our event,” said Emilie Alfino, executive director of the historical village. “They have demonstrated strong support not just for the village but for the entire island community.”

The Sanibel Historical Village is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Full guided tours take place at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at no additional charge, depending on docent availability. The village is located at 950 Dunlop Road (next to BIG ARTS) and there is handicap access to the buildings. Admission is $10 for adults over 18. Members and children are free. For more information or to make a donation, visit or call (239) 472-4648.