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The Sanibel Historical Museum & Village’s 2020 Annual Report is now available on the Village’s website, www.sanibelmuseum.org. The report provides an over of last season as well as a look ahead to the coming season – all of which has changed since the coronavirus came on the scene.
“We were having just a wonderful year in terms of admissions, memberships, and fundraising,” said Executive Director Emilie Alfino. “Then the pandemic forced us to close on March 17. We reopened October 20 with many safety measures in place to guide us through the coming months as we continue to watch the effect of the virus on all of our lives and assess how to move forward.”
The report includes a summary introduction outlining village’s status “before and after” the coronavirus closure, a list of safety measures now in place as work goes forward with the pandemic still here, and an appeal from the executive director. Read about the events and successes of last season and look at the calendar for the upcoming season, some of which must be tentative – again, due to the coronavirus.
“We are proud to honor our volunteers and supporters in our Annual Report and are incredibly grateful to them for their continuing, loyal, enthusiastic support – both before and after the crisis of the virus,” Alfino said.
The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village is a nonprofit organization formed with the mission to preserve, share, and celebrate Sanibel’s history. The Village is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Masks and social distancing are required. Due to COVID-19, guided tours are available by reservation only in groups of no less than six and no more than 10. The Sanibel Historical Village is located at 950 Dunlop Road (next to BIG ARTS) and there is handicap access. Admission is $10 for adults (18 and over). Members and children are free. For more information, visit www.sanibelmuseum.org or call (239) 472-4648.