Historical Village Announces ConnectSWFL Sponsorship

provided to The Santiva Chronicle

Stephanie See and Alex Santana of ConnectSWFL

The Sanibel Historical Village has announced that ConnectSWFL will be a bronze sponsor of its fundraiser Gala Movie Premiere on Feb. 22, when it will show the documentary “Secrets & Stories of the Sanibel Lighthouse.”

“It is an honor to be able to help the Historical Museum & Village with their continued efforts to share the history of Sanibel as well as the preservation of the historic buildings,” said Alex Santana , CEO of ConnectSWFL, a graphic and website design company.

“Having been an islander myself, I understand the importance of remembering the people who helped shape Sanibel to what it is today,” said Stephanie See, Creative Director for Connect SWFL. “The Historical Village is filled with so many interesting artifacts, photos, and stories from the past. It is important that visitors and locals have the opportunity to visit the Museum & Village for years to come.”

“ConnectSWFL has been key to the business of the Historical Village for many years,” said Executive Director Emilie Alfino. “They not only support us with their excellent work but now with their sponsorship dollars as well.”

Anyone interested in a business or individual sponsorship can call Alfino at (239) 472-4648 or (239) 357-1644. “As we all know, it really does take a village – and it takes community-minded businesses and individuals to help keep our village, the keeper of history, alive on Sanibel,” Alfino said.

The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. In accordance with the city of Sanibel’s regulations, masks are required inside the buildings at this time. Full guided tours will resume in January after a hiatus due to COVID. They will take place at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and advance reservations are not required. There is no additional fee for these tours.

The Sanibel Historical Village is located at 950 Dunlop Road (next to BIG ARTS) and there is handicap access. Admission is $10 for adults older than 18. Members and children are free. The village has handicap access to all but one building, the tiny Post Office. For more information, call (239) 472-4648 during museum hours or visit the museum’s website.

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