November 17, 2020 – The Sanibel Historical Museum & Village will be taking part in this year’s reimagined Luminary Week December 4 through 11. To celebrate, the Village will be offering a 10 percent discount on all books. With dozens of books to choose from, most of which are related to the history of Sanibel, there is bound to be something for everyone. And books make fantastic holiday gifts as well.


The Village will be decorated for the holidays and waiting for both return guests and newcomers to experience the peace and joy that was Sanibel from the 1880s through approximately the 1940s. A host of volunteers decorate the Village’s nine authentically restored historical buildings each year.


“The Village has a wonderful, Old World atmosphere every day of the year, but it’s especially felt at holiday time,” said Executive Director Emilie Alfino. “We hope many people will come experience it for themselves, not just during Luminary Week but the whole holiday season long.”


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 or call (239) 472-4648.