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Historical Village spotlights some of its volunteers

By Staff | Mar 13, 2019

Buzz Griffin

There are about 120 volunteers working at the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village, and their duties run the gamut, from greeting guests at the door, to working in the museum store and giving tours, to farming the pioneer garden.

“We’d like to both recognize our volunteers’ contributions and share with the community what it means to be part of the Historical Village family,” Executive Director Emilie Alfino said. “Volunteering at the village is a great opportunity to be part of a committed dedicated – and fun – group.”

Buzz Griffin started volunteering in 2010, spending two years working in the garden before moving on to the Old Bailey Store. He now works in the museum store in Rutland and often covers the front desk in Shore Haven. Originally from Minnesota, Griffin was a school media specialist and bar-liquor store owner before moving to Sanibel. He most enjoys working in the store, where he gets to meet people.

Terry and Andrew Jacob started volunteering in 2009, after moving from New York. She is a docent, gives guided tours and does whatever is needed to help. She most enjoys interacting with visitors and other volunteers. What he most enjoys about the village is Luminary; one year he played Will Reed at the post office. He also enjoys decorating the Schoolhouse for the children to see what life was like.

For information, call 239-472-4648 or visit online at www.sanibelmuseum.org.

Terry and Andrew Jacob

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