Sanibel Historical Village hosts Twilight Talks

Shore_Haven Sanibel Island

Twilight Talks on Sanibel Island 

historicalmuseumlogoSanibel Historical Village will host a series of Twilight Talks this winter, of interest to all who enjoy learning about our unique island history. These talks will take place at Shore Haven, a 1924 structure that is the newest acquisition by the Historical Village.  Some background supplied by the Historical Village explains the history of the structure. “Ross and Martin Mayer had children close to the same age and decided to live side-by-side and share facilities. They both chose Sears Roebuck kit homes. Martin and Ada Mayer purchased the Springwood model, now known as Morning Glories, and completed it in 1926. The two-story Verona model home, now named Shore Haven, was built by Ross and Daisy Mayer. The village is proud to have both homes on its property.”

There are talks scheduled in both February and March, and the April conclusion to the series will feature city officials introducing the Sanibel Historical Trail.

On Thursday, February 16, “Siblings of Sanibel-Captiva” Mark McQuade and Deb Gleason, and Ellen and Victor Mayeron, will share stories of island life growing up in the 1950s and 1960s.

Local author and historian Jeri Magg will discuss her book “Remarkable Women of Sanibel and Captiva” on Tuesday, March 7.

The series will conclude Monday, April 3 at the Community House with a presentation “Introducing the City’s Heritage Trail.”

All talks start at 7 p.m. and tickets are $10 each. Seating is limited, so consider calling or emailing to secure your tickets to interesting tales of Sanibel! Contact Emilie Alfino at 239-472-4648 or email The museum is located at 950 Dunlop Road on Sanibel.

A visit to Sanibel will be so much more interesting when you know more about the Island’s roots.

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