December 12, 2017 – The Sanibel Historical Village will host its next Twilight Talk at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, January 10, at The Community House. Francis Bailey’s family and close friends will be there to talk about Francis and tell stories. Reservations are required; call 472-4648 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The cost is $10 per ticket. Don’t delay – Twilight Talks sell out quickly.
Participating in this event will be Francis’ daughters Mary Mead Bailey Johnson, Anne Bailey Hagerty, and Jane Bailey Ward. Richard Johnson will also be there, as will Francis’ brother-in-law Keith Trowbridge. Emilie Alfino, who helped Francis write his memoir, My 92 Years on Sanibel, will be there to take part.
The causeway was approved by Lee County, and Lee County was making decisions for island residents at that time. This situation began to sow a seed that prompted residents to take matters into their own hands. This “them vs. us” mentality is what led to Sanibel becoming a city in 1974.
Tickets must be picked up and paid for in advance. The Village accepts cash, checks, MasterCard, and Visa.
Two Twilight Talks remain after this one: Sanibel Restaurants of Yesteryear on March 20, and 55 Years After the Causeway on April 11. Both will take place at 7 p.m. at The Community House.
The Historical Village’s Twilight Talks are sponsored by Wayne and Linda Boyd.
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 www.sanibelmuseum.org.