Sanibel Historical Village Elects New Board Member

Sherry Halleran was elected to the board of directors of the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village at its annual meeting today.

A long-time volunteer at the village, Halleran grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and attended the University of Wisconsin. She and her husband Neal have two children and six grandchildren and just celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary. Halleran taught kindergarten for 25 years and has a master’s degree from Lewis University in elementary education.

“We spent many spring breaks on Sanibel and bought our first home here in 2000 when I retired from teaching,” Halleran said. “This is such a special place that keeps us very busy.”
Halleran was involved in many organizations in Illinois and has continued that on Sanibel. She and her husband are involved in BIG ARTS, where Neal heads up The Forum and Sherry helps entertain the speakers. She has co-chaired BIG ARTS’ benefit and enjoys taking classes in fused glass. At the Congregational Church, she is co-chairing their high tea and fashion show.

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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