Florida Keys History and Discovery Foundation Names New Board Member
Islamorada, FL – The Florida Keys History and Discovery Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of Ocean Reef resident Bonnie Sorensen to the organization’s Board of Directors. Sorensen is a retired tradeshow executive who currently serves as chairman of the board for Tradeshow Logic, a full-service event solution company founded by her and her daughter. Sorensen, originally from Ohio and a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University, now splits her time between Marietta, GA and Ocean Reef. Her Keys home is on the same property at which she spent much of her childhood vacationing with her family. She and her husband Norm have five children, 10 grandchildren and one great grandchild.
“Bonnie has been an early supporter of the Foundation and its efforts to create a world-class history and discovery center,” said Foundation President Rich Russell. “We are excited that she has made a commitment to our organization and our mission.”
The Foundation operates Keys History & Discovery Center, a museum dedicated to preserving and sharing the vast and unique history of the Upper Keys and Florida Keys. The 7,500 square foot facility offers two floors of exhibits, a 35-seat movie theater and the Jerry Wilkinson Research Library. Permanent exhibits include Legends of the Line, First People, 1733 Treasure Fleets, Pirates/Wreckers/Salvagers, Indian Key, Henry Flagler’s Over-Sea Railway, Stories of the Upper Keys and the 1935 Labor Day Hurricane. Documentaries on Flagler’s Railway, 1935 Hurricane and Dr. Henry Perrine are just some of the showings in the theater.
The Foundation is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization relying on grants, individual and business donors, and memberships to sustain the Discovery Center.
For general, donor or volunteer information, call 305-922-2237
Keys History & Discovery Center’s general admission is $12. Admission for seniors is $10 and children 13-under are free. Hours are Thursdays through Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The Center is in Islamorada, MM 82, located on the property of the Islander Resort. The Foundation, which operates Keys History & Discovery Center, is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3). All donations are tax-deductible.