December 29, 2021 – The Sanibel Historical Village is seeking volunteers and has scheduled training for Monday, January 17, and Monday, January 24, both days at 1:00 in Shore Haven at the Historical Village.

Volunteers are asked to commit to just six hours a month and can fill a wide variety of jobs, from tour guides to display assistants to gift shopkeepers. There are two shifts, morning from 10:00 to 1:00 and afternoon from 1:00 to 4:00. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday. Volunteers are needed for all shifts on those days. Volunteer Coordinator Sandy Nering will work with volunteers to find the best time for all.

In accordance with the city of Sanibel’s regulations, masks are required inside the buildings at this time. Guided tours are available at 10:30 and 1:30, depending on docent availability. There is no extra charge for these tours and no advance reservations are required.Photos in order: Volunteers at the Sanibel Historical Village; Nancy Siegel, Anita Smith, and Bonnie Frankel; Judy Addison, Bill Rahe, and Dorothy Donaldson; Annette Hendrick, Terry Jacob, and Julie Kocourek.

Sanibel Historical Museum and Village will begin its regular schedule on December 2, 2023, 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 www.sanibelmuseum.org.

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