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 4 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

Join Us as a Volunteer Today!

If you're looking for ways to make a meaningful contribution and become a part of preserving our cherished Island history, we welcome you with open arms. The opportunities for volunteering are abundant, and there's a perfect role waiting just for you to delve into the...

Repairs to Begin as Historical Village Closes for Off-Season

After a successful two-month season, the Sanibel Historical Museum & Village will be closing beginning June 1 so repairs can be made to its nine historical buildings. "We were very grateful to be able to open in April and May to serve the community," said Board...


There is a new Lighthouse Exhibit at the Sanibel Historical Museum & Village. See the lens removed from the Sanibel Lighthouse after Hurricane Ian. View many photographs of the Lighthouse before and after Ian. Also, four of the Village’s buildings are open to...