January 19, 2019 – The Sanibel Historical Village has recently announced that Congress Jewelers 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’re happy to support the Historical Village, where the history of Sanibel can be found all in one place,” said Melissa Congress. Congress said she remembers many of the houses being moved into the village from their original locations. “It’s a great place to visit.”

“We are grateful to everyone at Congress Jewelers for their generous support of our event,” said Emilie Alfino, executive director of the historical village. “The village couldn’t exist without the support of the community and businesses like Congress Jewelers.”

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.