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Historical Museum & Village to close for the summer

By Staff | Jul 27, 2011

The Sanibel Historical Museum & Village will close on Saturday, Aug. 6 for the remainder of the summer and into early fall. The museum will re-open again on Wednesday, Nov. 2 and resume a Wednesday through Saturday schedule from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

According to museum manager Carol Zell, the traditional three months when the museum is closed to the public affords an opportunity to make any needed repairs, repaint and spruce up the village grounds. Museum volunteers also use the break to prepare next season’s exhibits and plan special events. Hurricane shutters go up on all the windows until the week before re-opening.

“The village is quiet, but we are working behind the scenes to get ready for our re-opening and next season,” said Zell. “Our visitors may look forward to a continuing array of exhibits in each of our seven historic buildings and a special docent-led tour of the Historical Village at 11 a.m. on each day we are open. Our goal for this next year is to continue to enhance our visitors’ experience, while keeping our admission price for adults at $5. Children and members will continue to be free.”

The Sanibel Historical Museum & Village is located at 950 Dunlop Road (next to BIG Arts). The facility is handicap accessible. For further information, visit the museum’s website at www.sanibelmuseum.org or call 472-4648 during business hours.