Florida Keys History & Discovery Center Announce Signature Event
A Night at the Museum: Exhibits Come to Life!
Event to Benefit Florida Keys History and Discovery Foundation
Islamorada, FL – The Florida Keys History and Discovery Foundation is delighted to announce a new signature event, A Night at the Museum: Exhibits Come to Life! to be held Friday, Nov. 10, 2017 at the Keys History & Discovery Center located at the Islander Resort.
This signature event, co-chaired by Foundation Board Members Bob Lodge and Erin Muir, includes a fun-filled evening, incorporating a cocktail reception in the museum where historical figures (think Indians, pirates and Henry Flagler) from the exhibits will come to life, a surf-and-turf dinner, live and silent auctions, and dessert.
“A Night at the Museum is shaping up to be a fantastic fundraising event that will play a crucial role in the Foundation’s development efforts,” said Muir. “The evening is really about the community coming together to celebrate our shared past and lend support to the History & Discovery Center’s mission of sustaining a world-class museum facility that preserves and shares the incredible history of the Upper Keys and explores the unique ecology of our region. Our inaugural event is one you won’t want to miss!”
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Numerous sponsorship opportunities are available at a range of levels, from $5,000 to $1,000, with benefits that includes VIP seating at the event. In addition, the Signature Event Committee is seeking items for the live and silent auctions.
“I think it is imperative that everyone support the fund raising efforts of the Foundation for just what it is, our past and present history,” said Lodge. “With everyone’s support, our history will be there for our children and our grandchildren for years to come. The continued growth of this important asset is the responsibility of all of us so please help and contribute as best you can.”
For sponsorship, auction and ticket information, call 305-922-2237.
The Foundation operates the Keys History & Discovery Center, a world-class museum facility that preserves and shares the incredible history of our Upper Keys community and explores the unique ecology of the region. In addition to permanent exhibits on subjects such as Henry Flagler’s Over-Sea Railway, Legends of the Line, and First People. The Discovery Center offers a successful lecture series, educating the general public through presentations from a variety of expert speakers. The museum’s second floor features a state-of-the-art theater showing documentaries on topics like the 1935 Labor Day Hurricane as well as the Jerry Wilkinson Research Library.
The Discovery Center is located at MM 82 on the property of the Islander Resort, and is open Thursdays through Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. General admission is $12. Admission for seniors is $10 and children 13-under are free. Annual memberships with a range of benefits are available. For more information, call 305-922-2237