The Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club recently donated $3,000 to the Sanibel Historical Village. The money is meant to mitigate the cost of the museum’s free admission for children under 18 years of age.
“Rotary is a service organization that puts service above self,” said Ty Symroski, Rotary’s sponsor for the Historical Village. “The Historical Museum and Village with many volunteers, provides a great service to the community, and we are very happy to be able to help.”
More than 1,000 children visit the museum every year.
Historical Village Executive Director Emilie Alfino said, “We’re very grateful to Rotary for these gifts. The
village has never charged for children, and we’ve worked hard to keep our costs down to be able to do it. This donation from Rotary is very helpful, and we’re very grateful,” Alfino said.
The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Full guided tours take place at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at no additional charge, depending on docent availability. 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.