Introducing Mark Harmon: The New Executive Director of Sanibel Historical Museum & Village

Mark Harmon
Mark Harmon

The Sanibel Historical Museum & Village’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of our new Executive Director, Mark Harmon. We are fortunate to have him join us.

Mark Harmon comes to us with over 30 years of experience in museums, working for nonprofit organizations and local government agencies. He began his career in his native state of Ohio, where he also earned his BA and MA in History at the University of Akron. Mark spent most of his professional life in suburban Chicago, managing local history museums and a historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Mark and his wife, Gina, eventually found their way to Florida in 2017 and moved to Bonita Springs in 2020.

Mark has considerable experience with historic preservation, exhibition, and program development and managing museums with public-private partnerships.

“The Sanibel Historical Museum & Village has a rich history and an incredible collection of buildings and exhibits,” says Mark Harmon. “I’m excited to work with the Board and our dedicated volunteers in transitioning the museum into its next phase. Together, we’ll continue to inspire island visitors and our community with an outstanding historical and educational experience.”

The Board and our volunteers look forward to working closely with Mark in this exciting new chapter. To reach out to Mark Harmon, you can contact him at the museum during weekdays at 239-472-4648 or by email at

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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