September 25, 2018 – The Sanibel Historical Village re-opens October 16, Tuesdays through Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
“We’re planning exciting programs this season, including three of our popular Twilight Talks,” said executive director Emilie Alfino. “Our annual gala fundraiser is scheduled for February 19. Watch the local newspapers for specifics. We look forward to seeing old friends as well as welcoming return guests.”
The Twilight Talks, which cost $10 per person, include:
“Be Our Guest: The History of Lodging on Sanibel and Captiva.” This talk is a partnership between the historical village and the Captiva Island Historical Society. The event will be held January 30 at the Sanibel Community House.
“Sanibel History Quiz,” a Jeopardy-like game about the history of the island.
The event will be held March 13 at the Sanibel Community House.
“The History of Periwinkle Park.” The event will be held April 10 at the Sanibel Community House.
For more information or to purchase tickets, call Emilie at (239) 472-4648. Twilight Talks tend to sell out quickly, so don’t delay. A fourth event is sold out already: a November 7 dinner cruise on the Lady Chadwick to Cayo Costa and Cabbage Key.
There will be a Luminary celebration December 7, and a Free Admission Day on June 15.
“For the first time this year, we are offering a reciprocal museum membership,” Alfino explained. “We have joined the North American Reciprocal Museum family, and a membership at the $150 level or above offers members free admission to more than 900 participating arts, cultural, and historical institutions along with botanical gardens, children’s museums, science and technology centers, and more. Many institutions include a discount at their gift shops. Visit http://narmassociation.org for a complete list.
New volunteers are always needed at the village. Training begins November 5 and 12. Interested people are encouraged to call Emilie at (239) 472-4648. “There are many different things for volunteers to do, so anyone can find a comfortable spot among our village family, doing what they enjoy most,” Alfino said.
The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village opens for season October 16. Hours are 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 Sanibel Historical 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, call (239) 472-4648 during museum hours or visit www.sanibelmuseum.org