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Reserve early for Historical Village fundraising gala

By Staff | Jan 9, 2019

PHOTO PROVIDED The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village will host its fundraising gala on Feb. 19 at The Community House on Sanibel. This year's theme is “An Evening on the Old Algiers.”

The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village will host its fundraising gala on Feb. 19 from 6 to 10 a.m. at The Community House on Sanibel.

This year’s theme, “An Evening on the Old Algiers,” continues the tradition of highlighting and celebrating a memorable aspect of Sanibel’s history. The story of the Algiers harkens back to a time when the island’s growing tourist industry was emerging with simple seaside fun and the thrill of beautiful seashells.

“The story of the Algiers is one that fascinates visitors to the village,” Executive Director Emilie Alfino said. “It’s a ship that had three lives: it started out as a workhorse boat to haul automobiles, then was transformed into a glamorous mansion, and finally became an abandoned wreck due to the heartache of its owner.”

The gala will feature a buffet dinner and dancing to the music of Kelly and Shelly.

Seating is limited, and the gala traditionally sells out. People are encouraged to reserve early.

PHOTO PROVIDED The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village will host its fundraising gala on Feb. 19 at The Community House on Sanibel. This year's theme is “An Evening on the Old Algiers.”

Tickets are $135 each. To receive an invitation, call 239-472-4648 or reserve online at www.sanibelmuseum.org.

Event sponsorships available. For more information, contact Alfino at 239-472-4648.

The following sponsors have committed their support: Sanibel-Captiva Trust Company, Wayne and Linda Boyd, Garlinghouse Foundation, Bank of the Islands, Allegra Marketing Print Mail, Rodd and Gerry Verblaauw and Congress Jewelers.

The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village is at 950 Dunlop Road.

PHOTO PROVIDED The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village will host its fundraising gala on Feb. 19 at The Community House on Sanibel. This year's theme is “An Evening on the Old Algiers.”