Historical Village Welcomes New Business Manager

provided to Santiva Chronicle

The Sanibel Historical Village welcomes Rachel King, of Sanibel, as its new business manager responsible for all banking, vendor payments, and payroll as well as all finance postings and reports.

King has experience with banking, payments, payroll, QuickBooks and reports, as well as experience in administration. She also has the background to audit finance. Rachel worked as a tax examiner for the Internal Revenue Service and in administrative management roles with the United States Air Force.

“We’re thrilled to have Rachel on board,” said museum manager Emilie Alfino. “We were lucky to find someone with her wide-ranging experience. She is a pleasure to work with as well, and we look forward to getting to know her even better.”

King can be reached at the historical village at (239) 472-4648 or at rachel@sanibelmuseum.org.

“At the same time, the museum is sad to say goodbye to its former business manager John Friedlund, who is retiring,” Alfino said. “John did outstanding and excellent work for the museum for more than four years. We wish him the best of everything.”

The historical village opens October 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. The village is located at 950 Dunlop Road (next to BIG ARTS).

The museum will remain open during the BIG ARTS construction project. The project will possibly continue through January, 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.

The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village is a nonprofit organization formed with the mission to preserve, share, and celebrate Sanibel’s history. Admission is $10 for adults 18 and older; those under 18 and members are free. Docent-guided tours are available at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at no extra charge, based upon docent availability. There is handicap access. For information, call 472-4648 during business hours or visit http://www.sanibelmuseum.org.

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