Sanibel Historical Village Elects New Board Member

Judith Addison has been elected to the board of directors of the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village.

Judith Addison has been elected to the board of directors of the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village.

A long-time volunteer at the village, Addison came to Sanibel on the ferry in 1951 to visit her grandparents, who had built a cottage on the Gulf in 1950. Addison is a native of Bexley, Ohio. She attended Northwestern University and graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree. Much of her volunteering has focused on music. She created and ran a Music Kindergarten while living in New Hampshire. She served as president of the Racine Symphony Orchestra and created their summer Pops series. She also directed and sang in many choirs as well as being a member of the Junior League and many other church and community service groups.

Addison’s favorite spot at the Historical Village is Bailey’s General Store, as she was actually in that store as a child.

Addison married her high school sweetheart, Tom, whose career took them from New Hampshire to Calgary, Alberta, and back to Racine. They have three daughters and eight grandchildren.

This brings the number of board members to 12.

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.

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

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