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The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum is home to a variety of shells, the study of shells and certainly the enjoyment of shells. This small tourist is visiting from Canada.  SC photo by Shannen Hayes
The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum is home to a variety of shells, the study of shells and certainly the enjoyment of shells. This small tourist is visiting from Canada. SC photo by Shannen Hayes
Sunday, December 15, 2013 10:26 PM
The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum is all about shells – the variety of shells, the study of shells and certainly the enjoyment of shells.
  • Shore Haven has home at Historical Village
    Saturday, March 01, 2014 9:40 AM
    As the Sanibel Historical Village celebrates it's 30th anniversary, Shore Haven, an early-20th Century home, has become one of its most interesting properties. Here is a look a Shore Haven ahead of the anniversary celebration on March 20.
  • Sanibel author Jeri Magg tells 'Tales Of Paradise'
    Tuesday, February 25, 2014 7:19 AM

    It was a trip to Disney World 38 years ago that brought about author Jeri Magg’s latest book, 'Historic Sanibel & Captiva Islands: Tales of Paradise.' It's a book that fills in the historical blanks for visitors to Sanibel and Captiva.

  • Island Inn refurbishes, maintains its tradition and charm
    Friday, February 07, 2014 9:00 AM

    For more than a century, the Gulf of Mexico breezes have been embracing visitors to the Island Inn on Southwest Florida's corner of paradise – Sanibel Island. A refurbishing project has enhanced the historic inn while keeping its distinct flavor and tradition.

  • Stepping Back In Island Time
    Saturday, January 25, 2014 7:17 PM

    Just driving up to the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village makes one think of taking a trip back in time. Tucked away neatly down a winding island road and nestled within the protection of surrounding native trees and vegetation, even the entrance to the property gives a feel for what life must have been like a hundred years ago on Sanibel.

  • Calusa Indians: Barrier islands' first residents
    Monday, December 30, 2013 1:23 PM
    Long before the coming of the Spanish explorers, Sanibel and Captiva were home to the Calusa Indians. The Calusa are long gone now, swallowed up in the melting pot of cultures that became Florida, but in their day they thrived on the bounties of the barrier islands.
  • SCCF plays critical role in conservation on islands
    Sunday, December 22, 2013 9:34 AM
     Sanibel and Captiva have a long tradition of land conservation, and the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation was founded in that tradition in 1967.
  • Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum
    Sunday, December 15, 2013 10:26 PM
    The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum is all about shells – the variety of shells, the study of shells and certainly the enjoyment of shells.
  • Lighthouse standing since 1884
    Friday, December 13, 2013 4:00 PM
    The Sanibel Lighthouse has been blinking since 1884 on its present location on the eastern tip of Sanibel Island. It stands 102 feet tall and together with the accompanying lighthouse keeper buildings is the oldest structure on Sanibel and Captiva islands. It is listed on the National Register of Historical Places.
  • Causeway: Connection to the mainland
    Thursday, November 21, 2013 3:33 PM
    The Sanibel Causeway is part of a way of life now. But it wasn't too long ago when it looked nothing like it does today. It wasn't that long before when it didn't exist at all.
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