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Historical Village spotlights some of its volunteers

By HISTORICAL MUSEUM - | Feb 12, 2021
PHOTO PROVIDED Jeri Magg
PHOTO PROVIDED Jan MaGirl

The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village has approximately 120 volunteers who perform a variety of functions to keep the museum operating as smoothly and efficiently as possible.

The following are some of the volunteers who visitors may meet:

– A long-time volunteer, Jeri Magg became a docent in 1999 and has served on the board and as a public relations specialist, and started the village’s Website. She has trained volunteers and will conduct special tours when they start up again post-COVID. On Sanibel for 40 years, Magg is the author of two history books and she has been a real estate broker and adoptions counselor for social services.

– Jan MaGirl is a new volunteer and will be a docent. Originally from Illinois, she lived in Cape Coral for 17 years before buying a Sanibel condo last year. MaGirl sold real estate in Illinois for 25 years, where she was active at the McLean County Museum and in the Old House Society. She has also volunteered at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates. Her favorite building is the Morning Glories cottage.

Those interested in volunteering can call Executive Director Emilie Alfino at 239-472-4648 or Volunteer Coordinators Sandy Nering or Jan Symroski at 239-472-1856.