Historical Village To Hold Volunteer Training

January 22 and 29, 1 to 3 p.m

The Sanibel Historical Village board and committee members will conduct a special training program to get new volunteers started and to help current volunteers refresh their memories about the many historical buildings, artifacts, and stories to share with visitors.

The program will consist of two classes. The first of the two classes will be from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on January 22 in Shore Haven, and the second class will be 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on January 29, also in Shore Haven. Classes will feature a general overview and presentations by village experts, as well as a guided tour through the village.

Executive Director Emilie Alfino said, “Our training sessions are fun and a great way to meet people. Anybody can volunteer, even if they start out without any knowledge of Sanibel history. We will teach you what you need to know and are always available to help.” Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer should call Emilie at 472-4648.

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 information, call 472-4648 during business hours or visit www.sanibelmuseum.org.

Sanibel Historical Museum and Village is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Summer Hours: May 1- July 31, Tues-Sat, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. We will be closed entirely beginning August 1st and will reopen October 15th). 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 non-members (adults ages 18 years and up). Donations are greatly appreciated to assist in our Hurricane Ian recovery efforts.  For more information, call 472-4648 during museum hours or visit www.sanibelmuseum.org.

The School Bell is Back at the Historic Sanibel Schoolhouse

June 18th marked another milestone at the Village. The bell was re-installed in the belltower of the historic Sanibel Schoolhouse. About 40 people attended the event. While there were a couple of glitches to overcome, all worked well in the end. The bell was signed by...

Gala Appreciation: A Night of Celebration and Gratitude

At the Sanibel Historical Museum & Village, we are thrilled to commemorate 40 years of preserving the rich history of our beloved island. The Gala, a grand celebration, marked a momentous occasion, bringing together our community in a joyous reflection of...