The Sanibel Historical Village, 950 Dunlop Rd., is switching to summer hours May 1 and will be closed August to October. Photo provided
The Sanibel Historical Village, 950 Dunlop Rd., is switching to summer hours May 1 and will be closed August to October. Photo provided

The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village, 950 Dunlop Rd., will switch to off-season, summer hours Wednesday, May 1. Summer hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.

The museum will be closed starting Thursday, Aug. 1, and will reopen Tuesday, Oct. 15, on regular full-time hours, Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Museum staff and board members plan a busy off-season working on key administrative tasks and many museum improvement projects that often take a back seat during the busy tourist season.

The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village is a nonprofit organization formed with the mission to preserve, share, and celebrate Sanibel’s history. The museum will remain open during the BIG ARTS construction project. The project will continue through the remainder of the historical village’s season and into next season, but parking and access for village guests and volunteers will be available throughout that time. The traditional entrance to the village has been closed off for the construction and a new, temporary entrance has been made available down the road to the west at what was formerly the exit drive. That drive will now function as both an entrance and exit access. Clear signage has been added at both places.

Admission is $10 for adults over 18. Members and children are free. For more information or to make a donation, visit www.sanibelmuseum.org or call (239) 472-4648 during normal business hours.