Blair Wyatt Berry Joins CIHS Board

When Blair Wyatt Berry arrived on the Islands in 2006, she was impressed by the array of interesting lectures and other cultural events.  She was especially interested in the not-for-profit organizations, and the important and enriching opportunities they offered to prospective volunteers. Blair.jpg

Her love of history drew her to the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village, where she served for the past six years on the Board, and still enjoys leading docent tours.  She was also involved with the early days of the Sanibel Sea School.  She currently serves on the College Scholarship Committee of BIG Arts.

At the Captiva Chapel by the Sea Blair served for seven years on the Chapel Pulpit Search Committee.  She and her husband Dennis continue to be active members of the congregation.  She also volunteers at the Edison Ford Estates in Fort Myers.

She has served as the Interim Director of the Delaware Museum of Natural History;  previous experience includes development work at various cultural, scientific and educational non-profits.  During the summers the Berrys reside on Lake St. Catherine in Wells, Vermont.  There they volunteer for Hildene, the Robert Todd Lincoln Family Home, the Dorset Theatre Festival, the Southern Vermont Arts Center, and the Pawlet, Vermont Library.

Blair graduated from Indiana University, with a degree in French.  Between them Dennis and Blair have five children and six grandchildren.

Becoming a Director of CIHS, Blair commented that, “It is an honor now to serve on the Board  of the Captiva Island Historical Society, and a privilege to absorb and communicate the rich history of Captiva.  I believe our Islands are unique in this respect - we have hugely rich and fascinating histories, and we respect and convey them with dedication and effectiveness.”

The Directors of CIHS are honored to add such a thoughtful, capable and experienced history enthusiast to the Board.

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