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New videos available on Sanibel historical museum site

By HISTORICAL VILLAGE - | Feb 24, 2021

PHOTO PROVIDED Kenneth and Eugene Gavin with Board Member Annette Hendrick.

The Sanibel Historical Museum & Village has added educational entertainment to its Website.

Recently, the Gavin brothers — Eugene and Ken — talked about black history on Sanibel during a Volunteer Update event. Officials described the program as both information and, at times, surprising. To watch the talk online, visit www.sanibelmuseum.org and click on “Volunteer Updates” under the “Volunteers” tab at the top of the page.

Also, the Twilight Talk “Fish (& Fishy!) Stories of Sanibel” can be found online. Featuring Jim Pickens, Ray Rhodes and Ty Symroski, it is a “must-see with lots of laughs.” To watch the talk, visit www.sanibelmuseum.org and click “Twilight Talks” under the “News” tab at the top of the page.

Updates are held in compliance with CDC guidelines, with masks and social distancing.

“Our Volunteer Updates are done without a live audience due to the virus, so our guests are speaking just to the camera and the moderator,” Executive Director Emilie Alfino said. “I think it makes it a little harder for them, but it has been working out very well for our audience.”

PHOTO PROVIDED Jim Pickens, Ty Symroski and Ray Rhodes.

Twilight Talks have been held outdoors with fewer than 50 people attending.

The next update will be about The Algiers, and the video will be available by mid-March.

“We are postponing future Twilight Talks to early next year, hoping we can have a larger — and live — audience at that time,” Alfino said.

For more information, visit www.sanibelmuseum.org.