CELEBRATING THE MULE AT THE SANIBEL HISTORICAL VILLAGE

October 26, 2021 – The Sanibel Historical Village is celebrating Mule Day through November. “The mule was very important to Sanibel pioneers, primarily for farming and transportation, so we decided we needed more than one day to show our appreciation,” said Executive Director Emilie Alfino.

Mules in parade

The Village has a new outdoor life-sized mule exhibit perfect for photo opportunities. In addition, the Village has a special “Mule Treasure Hunt” for children, and mule facts and figures in each of its buildings. Some fun mule merchandise is available in the gift shop in Shore Haven.

President Ronald Reagan official proclaimed October 26 as Mule Day in 1985. It was the 200

Sanibel Historical Museum and Village is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Summer Hours: May 1- July 31, Tues-Sat, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. We will be closed entirely beginning August 1st and will reopen October 15th). The Sanibel Historical Village is located at 950 Dunlop Road (next to BIG ARTS) and there is handicap access to eight of the nine buildings. Admission is FREE for SHMV members and non-members (adults ages 18 years and up). Donations are greatly appreciated to assist in our Hurricane Ian recovery efforts.  For more information, call 472-4648 during museum hours or visit www.sanibelmuseum.org.

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