July 30th at 11AM on Zoom
Join Paul Muir, Executive Director of the Red Mill and PNJ Board Member for a discussion on how historic sites can keep their audiences engaged through uncertain times through effective communication online, but also plan for an in-person future.
Paul Muir has had a lifelong interest in history from the earliest years of regularly participating in events at the Miller Cory House in Westfield, New Jersey. Paul continued to gain respect for the importance of history growing up in, and working for, a family business that spanned four generations. Paul attended Bucknell University where he graduated early with a BSBA. Paul taught in the Management Department after graduating in addition to writing published case studies in Organizational Management, one of which was used in the Wharton MBA program. Through a constant love of history combined with a passion for the growth of small business Paul has developed a special interest in the history of local economies and their impact around the surrounding region.
Paul found the perfect place to explore his interests in industrial archaeology at the Red Mill Museum Village in Clinton. The Red Mill presents the perfect opportunity to study the impacts of industrial growth upon the local society and the changes that developed within the community. Paul eventually joined the Board of Trustees of the Red Mill Museum Village, and later became Executive Director of the Red Mill Museum Village n 2015.
Paul also serves on the Township Committee for Bethlehem Township where he resides with his wife, Dawn, along with their two children Morgan 8, and Paul Jr. 4. Paul continues the family business tradition and works to support the Hunterdon County economy by operating a pre-owned auto sales business in Bethlehem Township along with a metals recycling company.
Q&A with PNJ is a project of Preservation New Jersey that seeks to highlight voices across New Jersey’s historic preservation community and bring their knowledge and expertise on a wide variety of historic preservation topics to the public. Q&A with PNJ will initially take place online, and run approximately one-hour. The session will start with a quick networking round (5-10 minutes) where all attendees will share their name and if applicable, affiliation. The session will end with 15 minutes of Q&A from the Audience.