Bailey’s General Store To Be Grand Sponsor Of Historical Village Gala

January 22 and 29, 1 to 3 p.m

January 9, 2017 – Bailey’s General Store will be the Grand Sponsor of the Sanibel Historical Village’s 2018 “Let’s Get Historical” Gala. The gala begins at 6 p.m. on February 19 in The Community House. This year’s theme is “Leave Your Footsteps in the Sand.”

“We are so happy and grateful to have Bailey’s as our Grand Sponsor,” said village Executive Director Emilie Alfino. “The village owes a big debt of gratitude to the Bailey family. Sam Bailey was instrumental in forming the village in the first place, and several of our buildings were donated by the Bailey family. I could go on and on listing all of the things the Baileys have done for us.”

The February 19 event will include music by Kelly & Shelly, a husband-and-wife duo with a versatile style. Performing together for more than 25 years, Kelly & Shelly will be playing plenty of music for dancing. Sanibel Catering Co. by Bailey’s will cater the gala. Known for excellence throughout the island, they will be offering three dinner choices: filet medallions and shrimp, chicken marsala, and pesto-crusted Atlantic salmon.

Tickets are still available for $125 each, and sponsor levels are available at $1,000 and $500. For tickets, contact Emilie Alfino at 472-4648 or via email at
Other gala sponsors include Bank of the Islands, ’Tween Waters Inn Island Resort & Spa, Doc Ford’s Sanibel LLC, and Sanibel Captiva Trust Company.

The Historical Village is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. The village is located at 950 Dunlop Road (next to BIG ARTS). Admission is $10 for adults 18 and older; 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 at the village. For information, visit

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

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