Mia Martin

Writer in Palm Beach, FL

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Mia Martin grew up in the Virginia Hunt country, amid animals and country sports, and lived in an old Virginia estate which helped foster her appreciation for Classic Style architecture and its timeless décor. After graduating from Foxcroft School in Middleburg, Virginia, she became a trustee of Foxcroft School and then co-chair of its Centennial celebration. Mia Martin pursued an arts education at institutions in the United States, England, Italy and Switzerland and after working at Sotheby’s in London, she received her fine arts degree in Fine Arts from American University

Mia Martin’s deep interest and respect for architectural and cultural history led to her active involvement in preservation of America’s heritage. She became a member of the Council of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and co-chair of the “Restore America Gala” held at the Library of Congress. Mia Martin has been a former trustee of Oatlands Plantation and in addition, she assisted with the United States Commission for the America’s Heritage Abroad. Mia Martin’s preservation and restoration projects include an Embassy Row Mansion in Washington, D.C. which was sold to the Embassy of Estonia, a historic farmhouse in Virginia and several Palm Beach Houses. It was through her interest in genealogy, and her respect for historical background and preserving history that led her to her involvement with various genealogical societies serving as the Recording Secretary for the Colonial Dames XV11 century and as Chair of its heraldry committee. Mia Martin is the author of “Dog Heraldry,” the Official Collection of Canine Coat of Arms published by Simon & Schuster which was launched at the Westminster Kennel Club.