November 18, 2020 – The Sanibel Historical Museum & Village’s 2020 Annual Report is now available on the Village’s website, www.sanibelmuseum.org. The report provides an over of last season as well as a look ahead to the coming season – all of which has changed since the coronavirus came on the scene.


“We were having just a wonderful year in terms of admissions, memberships, and fundraising,” said Executive Director Emilie Alfino. “Then the pandemic forced us to close on March 17. We reopened October 20 with many safety measures in place to guide us through the coming months as we continue to watch the effect of the virus on all of our lives and assess how to move forward.”


The report includes a summary introduction outlining village’s status “before and after” the coronavirus closure, a list of safety measures now in place as work goes forward with the pandemic still here, and an appeal from the executive director. Read about the events and successes of last season and look at the calendar for the upcoming season, some of which must be tentative – again, due to the coronavirus.


“We are proud to honor our volunteers and supporters in our Annual Report and are incredibly grateful to them for their continuing, loyal, enthusiastic support – both before and after the crisis of the virus,” Alfino said.


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Sanibel Historical Museum and Village is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 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 $15 for non-members (adults ages 18 years and up).  For more information, call 472-4648 during museum hours or visit www.sanibelmuseum.org.

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