The Sanibel Historical Museum & Village will celebrate its reopening five months after Hurricane Ian devastated the island. A community event is planned from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 28 at the historical village, 950 Dunlop Rd. There will be refreshments and music in the pavilion.
There are 10 buildings unique to the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village which have been around for more than a century. While the buildings are still standing, there was varying levels of damage that will take time to repair.
The historical village will reopen on a limited basis starting Wednesday, March 29. Four buildings can be toured from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with guided tours at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. There is a $5 suggested donation per person, which will contribute to operations, re-landscaping and interior exhibit rehabilitation work needed to be done once restoration repairs to the exterior of buildings are substantially completed.