New Member for History and Discovery Foundation Board
Keys History and Discovery Foundation Welcomes New Board Member
Islamorada, FL – Erin (Dunn) Muir, a sixth-generation Conch, has joined the Board of Directors of the Florida Keys History and Discovery Foundation. The not-for-profit organization formed in 2013 to develop and operate the Florida Keys History & Discovery Center.
Muir is a founding co-chair of Flagler’s Folly Society (FFS), a member organization of the Foundation, formed one year ago to promote the mission to preserve and share the history of the Upper Keys. The membership is geared toward young professionals and those interested in a part philanthropic/part social member organization.
“When Erin approached us about forming a young professionals group to support our efforts and learn more about local history, I knew she was on to something special,” said Foundation President Rich Russell. “Her dedication and passion for her roots exceeds expectations, so it was a natural fit for her to join the Foundation Board.”
A graduate of Coral Shores High School, Muir currently serves as the campaign manager for the Campaign to Re-elect State Rep. Holly Raschein. She has served as legislative aide to Rep. Raschein since 2012. Prior to returning home to Tavernier where she grew up, Muir worked in the not-for-profit field. In addition to the FFS, she is the chair of the Florida Keys Healthy Start Coalition, an advisory member with the Florida Keys Council of the Arts, founding board member of Elite Dance of the Keys, a trustee of the Historical Preservation Society of the Upper Keys, and a member of the Mariners Hospital Young Philanthropists of Baptist Health. She also is a graduate of Leadership Monroe, Class XXIII.
“Volunteering and giving back to my community is a personal priority,” said Muir, “Serving on the Foundation Board will further my passion for preserving and sharing the unique history of the Keys and that of the six generations of my family who have been fortunate enough to call the Upper Keys home.”
She earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the Honors College at the University of Florida. Continuing her education at UF, she received a master’s degree in public affairs in 2009. She lives in Tavernier with husband Sam Muir, a nuclear engineer at Turkey Point.
About Florida Keys History and Discovery Foundation and Keys History & Discovery Center
The Center is in Islamorada, MM 82, located at 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 and under are free. Florida Keys History and Discovery Foundation is a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit organization operating the Keys History & Discovery Center. For more information, call 305-922-2237 or visit our website at www.keysdiscovery.com.