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Times of the Islands Magazine

Sanibel Historical Museum and Village gets a Makeover in Preparation for Upcoming Season

Nov 18, 2021 01:10PM ● By Jessica Wagner

Photo Courtesy of Sanibel-Captiva Island Reporter's Website

Volunteers and staff at the Sanibel Historical Museum & Village have been working hard to ensure it is ready for the new season.

The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village has had quite a bit of work done over the past few weeks, including chairs getting fixed and all nine of the historical buildings being thoroughly cleaned.

Volunteers this year included “Andrew Jacob and Dave Borgetti; Sally Borgetti, Ginny Darby and Sherry Halleran in the Old Bailey Store; and Kay McDonald in Shore Haven,” according to Sanibel-Captiva Island Reporter.

Executive Director Emilie Alfino stated, “There is a lot of work to be done to make our nine historical buildings shine as we open our doors and our first guests of the season begin to appear. We are so lucky to have such dedicated volunteers and staff that don’t mind getting dirty for this good cause. They put in a lot of hours of hard work, and we are so grateful.”

The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village is open 10 AM to 4 PM Tuesday through Saturday, with protocol in place due to COVID-19, such as masks required in all buildings and tours scheduled in advance for 6 to 10 people.

The Rutland House is temporarily closed due to repairs and Alfino hopes it will reopen as soon as it is ready.

Children and members are free, while adults ages 18+ are $10.

For more information or to donate, call 239-472-4648 or visit