Historical Village Prepares For Upcoming Benefit

The Sanibel Historical Village will host a “Let’s Get Historical!” USO Canteen Dinner & Dance at 6 p.m. March 16 on the village grounds. The benefit will support the ongoing needs of the historical village.

“Our needs range from everything from painting to roof repair,” said museum manager Emilie Alfino. “We need to air condition some of the buildings where possible, fix holes in some of the walls, install lighting and replace worn out signs. This is just a sample of the long list of projects we need to address.”

The event will include music by Kelly & Shelly, a husband-and-wife duo with an extremely versatile style. According to their website, their special knack is including their audience in their performance. Performing together for more than 25 years, the Kelly & Shelly duo comes highly recommended.

One of Kelly & Shelly’s specialties is dance music, and the evening will have dancing, as well as a sit-down dinner by Sanibel Catering Co. by Bailey’s. Known for excellence throughout the island, Sanibel Catering will be offering three dinner choices: herb-crusted prime rib, Florida citrus grilled chicken breast, and pesto-crusted Atlantic salmon.

Tickets are $150 each, with sponsor levels available at the $1,000, $500, and $300 levels. For tickets, contact Emilie Alfino at 472-4648 or via email at info@sanibelmuseum.org.

The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. It is located at 950 Dunlop Road (next to BIG ARTS). Admission is $10 for adults over 18; those under 18 and members are free. Docent-guided tours are available at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at no extra charge, based upon docent availability. There is handicap access to all buildings. For more information, call 472-4648 during business hours or visit www.sanibelmuseum.org. Email is info@sanibelmuseum.org.

Sanibel Historical Museum and Village is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 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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