Historical Village Seeking 1960s Items For Christmas Display

October 11, 2017 – The Sanibel Historical Village will be celebrating “A Sanibel ’60s Christmas” at its pre-
Luminary Open House on Friday, December 1, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. The event will highlight what it
was like on Sanibel during the 1960s.

Nanette Laurion, Gayle Pence, and Laura Beckenbaugh on a day when they were tie dying table cloths for our Luminary event.

“We are missing some pieces to make it the best Luminary Open House yet,” said event co-chair Gayle
Pence. “We are looking for an original Causeway Coupon Book, along with pictures having anything to
do with the causeway during the 1960s.”

Pence said the Christmas committee is also looking for any and all 1960s-era items, including “Chatty
Cathy” dolls, Barbie’s Dream House, Easy-Bake Oven, G.I Joe dolls, “Wham-O” Super Balls, Lite Brites,
“Operation” & “Life” games, Hot Wheels, Play-Doh, The Slinky, “Mr. Potato Head ,” the “Twister” game,
the Sketch-O- Matic, cap guns, roller skates with a key, lunch boxes, hula hoops, cowboy outfits, hop
scotch games, men’s fedoras, pill box hats, poodle skirts, bobby socks, saddle shoes, cardigan sweaters,
high school letter jackets and sweaters, 45 rpm records, Davy Crockett hats, Sanibel Causeway coupon
books, any Sanibel news items pertaining to the causeway and other things that were happening on the
island during this decade, aluminum Christmas tree, any household items or decorations pertaining to
the 1960s, and 1960s clothing items.

Table cloth they tie dyed for our Luminary event.

“These are the items we need to borrow from friends, neighbors, and family members to make this the
most authentic holiday Open House to date,” Pence said.

People can bring any of these items to the Historical Village. The village is open Tuesday through
Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call if you have any questions: 472-4648.

The Sanibel Historical Village is located at 950 Dunlop Road (next to BIG ARTS) and there is handicap
access. Admission is $10 for adults (18 and over). Members and children are free. For more information,
call 472-4648 during museum 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.

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