[vc_single_image image=”5421″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” css=”.vc_custom_1642687879833{margin-bottom: 30px !important;}”]January 18, 2022 – The Islander newspaper has signed on to sponsor the village’s fundraiser Gala Movie Premiere on February 22, 2022, when it will show the documentary “Secrets & Stories of the Sanibel Lighthouse.”

“We are so happy to continue our support of the Sanibel Historical Museum & Village in their efforts to both celebrate and educate residents and visitors alike to the heritage and history of Sanibel,” said Islander Account Executive Mark Martens. “It has been my pleasure to work with the Historical Village. It is a wonderful place to visit with my wife and with friends, relatives, and visitors to the area. We wish the Historical Village continued success for many years to come.”

“I can’t say enough how much the Islander does for us throughout the year,” said Historical Village Executive Director Emilie Alfino. “They cover our stories and give us the publicity that helps keep the museum going. Now they are adding a silver sponsorship to further support the Village. We are very grateful.”

Anyone interested in a business or individual sponsorship can call Alfino at (239) 472-4648 or
(239) 357-1644. “As we all know, it really does take a village – and it takes community-minded businesses and individuals to help keep our village, the keeper of history, alive on Sanibel,” Alfino said.

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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