Beloved Restaurant Speaks To Historical Village Volunteers

Former restaurant owner Ann Walter reminisced about the Harbor House Restaurant for a group of Sanibel Historical Village volunteers last week. The Harbor House started out as Jack’s Place owned by Jack Cole. Known as a character, he had a shooting range in the back. Jack’s Place was built in 1948, making it the first […]

Summer Hours Begin At Sanibel Historical Village

The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village will switch to off-season, summer hours Tuesday, May 1. Summer hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. The museum will be closed starting Wednesday, August 1, and will reopen Tuesday, October 16, on regular full-time hours, Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Museum […]

Historical Village Thanks Volunteers at Appreciation Luncheon

The Sanibel Historical Village on Monday held a luncheon to thank its volunteers for all they do to help the museum. More than 70 volunteers attended the event held at The Dunes. “The village could not function without our family of volunteers,” said Executive Director Emilie Alfino. “They are highly skilled and informed about the island’s […]

Historical Village Thanks San-Cap Rotary

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 […]

Children Can Hunt For Treasure at Sanibel Historical Village

It’s time to hunt for pirate treasure at the Sanibel Historical Village. Children who visit the village are invited to go on a treasure hunt through the village’s historical buildings, and then choose a prize from the treasure chest at the Rutland House. The Treasure Hunt will take place through April, 2018. The historical village […]

Author And Historian Speaks To Historical Village Volunteers

Author, historian, and long-time historical village volunteer Jeri Magg enlightened and entertained Historical Village volunteers with an hour-long discussion of Captiva history, filled with fun stories and interesting facts. Magg told stories of William Binder, who was shipwrecked in a storm off Boca Grande around 1860. The only survivor, he couldn’t swim and clung to […]

Clocks on Display at Historical Village

Inspired by the recent change to daylight savings time, clocks from the early 1900s are on display at the Sanibel Historical Village. “The display crew at the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village has dusted off some vintage clocks and put them on display in each of the buildings,” explained Deb Gleason, chair of the village’s […]

Sanibel Historical Village Elects New Board Members, Officers

Judy Addison, Dorothy Donaldson, and Bill Rahe were elected to the board of directors of the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village at its annual meeting today. Each was elected to a three-year term. According to the organization’s bylaws, directors may serve two consecutive terms before being required to step off the board for one year […]

Historical Village Thanks Sponsors, Community for Successful Gala

The Sanibel Historical Village held its annual gala fundraiser February 19 at The Community House with about 170 people in attendance. The event was a huge success. The village’s board thanks Grand Sponsor Bailey’s; Gold Sponsors Bank of the Islands, Gene’s Books, Congress Jewelers, TOTI Media Inc., Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille, The Cedar […]

Historical Village Changes Twilight Talk Schedule

The Sanibel Historical Village has announced changes in its remaining Twilight Talks schedule. On March 20, previously scheduled for “Sanibel Restaurants of Yesteryear,” the program will instead be “Gramma Dot’s story told by her granddaughters…how they all came to Sanibel.” This program will be held in the Founders’ Room at The Community House. On April […]