Summer Hours Begin May 1st at Sanibel Historical Village

April 10, 2019 – The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village will switch to off-season, summer hours Wednesday, May 1. Summer hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. The museum will be closed starting Thursday, August 1, and will reopen Tuesday, October 15, on regular full-time hours, Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. […]

Historical Village Honors its Volunteers at Luncheon

April 3, 2019 – The Sanibel Historical Village celebrated its volunteers at a luncheon this week at The Dunes. Nearly 70 volunteers gathered to honor those celebrating key anniversaries. “We hold this annual event to show our volunteers how much they are appreciated,” said Emilie Alfino, executive director. “Words are really inadequate to express how [...]

Historical Village Holds “Friends Circle” Celebration

March 27, 2019 – The board of directors of the Sanibel Historical Village last week hosted a Friends Circle Celebration. Approximately 60 people attended, and the board honored them as valued members of the organization. The Sanibel Historical Village is open during the BIG ARTS construction project Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 [...]

Historical Village Remains Open During BIG ARTS Construction

March 26, 2019 – The Sanibel Historical Village will remain open during the BIG ARTS construction project. The project will continue through the remainder of the historical village’s season and into next season, but parking and access for village guests and volunteers will be available throughout that time. The traditional entrance to the village has […]

Meet Some Historical Village Volunteers

March 7, 2019 – There are approximately 120 volunteers currently working at the Sanibel Historical Village. Their duties run the gamut, from greeting guests at the door, to working in the museum store, to giving tours, and to farming the pioneer garden. “We’d like to both recognize our volunteers’ contributions and share with the community […]

Historical Village to Present the History of Periwinkle Park

March 1, 2019 – The Sanibel Historical Village is preparing its next Twilight Talk, to take place at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10, at The Community House. The topic will be The History of Periwinkle Park as told by the Muench family. Tickets cost $10 per person. Periwinkle Park has been part of the […]

Historical Village Celebrates Women’s History Month with Exhibit

March 1, 2018 – The Sanibel Historical Village is proud to honor some of the women who made history on Sanibel during Women’s History Month. In 1987, Congress declared March as National Women’s History Month to honor the extraordinary achievements of American women. A different female Sanibel pioneer will be featured in each of the […]

Historical Village Gala Raises Almost $120,000

February 21, 2019 – The Sanibel Historical Village held its gala fundraiser this week was attended by about 200 people and raised almost $120,000 to help sustain and improve the village. “We exceeded our fundraising goal thanks to our many sponsors and guests, while at the same time everyone enjoyed a really lovely evening,” said […]

Guests Enjoy “Be Our Guest” Movie Presentation

February 13, 2019 - Sanibel Historical Museum & Village and the Captiva Island Historical Society recently partnered to co-produce a full length documentary “Be Our Guest: The History of Lodging on Sanibel & Captiva.” The approximately 45-minute film was presented to a sell-out crowd at The Sanibel Community House. “A lot of people wanted to [...]