April 3, 2019 – The Sanibel Historical Village celebrated its volunteers at a luncheon this week at The Dunes. Nearly 70 volunteers gathered to honor those celebrating key anniversaries.
“We hold this annual event to show our volunteers how much they are appreciated,” said Emilie Alfino, executive director. “Words are really inadequate to express how much we count on them to keep the historical village operating, and how much we enjoy working with them. Simply put, without our wonderful volunteers, there could be no village.”
The Sanibel Historical Village will remain open during the BIG ARTS construction project. The project will continue through the remainder of the historical village’s season and into next season, but parking and access for village guests and volunteers will be available throughout that time. The traditional entrance to the village has been closed off for the construction and a new, temporary entrance has been made available down the road to the west at what was the exit drive. That drive will now function as both an entrance and exit access. Clear signage has been added at both places.
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 www.sanibelmuseum.org or call (239) 472-4648.