Join Keys History & Discovery Center Curator Brad Bertelli for an open question-and-answer happy hour about all things Keys history. This program has limited capacity, advance registration is required.
Wednesday, September 9 at 6 p.m.
Featuring Special Guest Willie Drye
Award-winning author and journalist Willie Drye’s works include Storm of the Century: The Labor Day Hurricane of 1935, and For Sale-American Paradise: How Our Nation Was Sold An Impossible Dream In Florida.
Wednesday, November 4 at 6 p.m.
Featuring Special Guest Cathy Salustri
Salustri is the author of Backroads of Paradise: A Journey to Rediscover Old Florida.
Wednesday, January 6 at 6 p.m.
Featuring Special Guest Thomas Lockyear
Thomas Lockyear’s love for Keys and South Florida history led him to his current position as Museum Manager for Collier County’s Museum of the Everglades.
Wednesday, March 3 at 6 p.m.
Featuring Special Guest Ryan Harke
Bring your questions about prehistoric Indian cultures in the Florida Keys on March 3. Curator Brad Bertelli will be joined by archaeologist Ryan Harke for the next edition of Cocktails with the Curator.
Wednesday, May 5 at 6 p.m.
Wednesday, June 23 at 6 p.m.
Featuring Special Guest Cori Convertito
Join Curator Brad Bertelli with special guest Key West Art & Historical Society curator, Dr. Cori Convertito. Cori earned her Ph.D. in British Naval History and now oversees the Key West Museum of Art & History at the Custom House, the Key West Lighthouse & Keeper’s Quarters and the East Martello Museum. Topics of particular interest could include the U.S. Navy in Key West, Earnest Hemingway, the wrecking industry and the artist Mario Sanchez.
This virtual program utilizes Zoom. For more information on getting started with Zoom, click here.
Given the limited capacity, priority access will be given to active Keys History & Discovery Center members. Members and non-members may register at any time, however slots in the session will be assigned exclusively to members until the Monday prior to the event at 9 a.m. When the member priority access window closes, any non-members who have registered will be given any remaining slots in the order in which they registered. Registration will remain open until the start of the event or until capacity is reached. Each registrant will receive a confirmation email with a link to join the session when their virtual seat is assigned.
Advance registration is required.
Members: free by entering promo code provided to you on program emails and mailers. Code is case sensitive.
Nonmembers: $5 non-refundable participation fee supports the continuation of Keys History & Discovery Center programming. Or become a member at www.keysdiscovery.com/membership for free lectures, programs and other benefits.
If you register but are unable to attend live, you will receive a link to view the recorded lecture 24 hours after it concludes.
Wednesday, October 7 at 6 p.m.
Keys History & Discovery Center Curator Brad Bertelli will explore early Upper Matecumbe Key in this month’s program.
Wednesday, December 9 at 6 p.m.
Bertelli will explore Islamorada after the Labor Day Hurricane of 1935 in this month’s program.
Wednesday, February 3 at 6 p.m.
Bertelli will explore North Key Largo in this month’s program.
Wednesday, April 7 at 6 p.m.
Bertelli will explore Lower Matecumbe Key in this month’s program.
Wednesday, June 2 at 6 p.m.
Bertelli will explore Windley Key in this month’s program.
This virtual program utilizes GoToWebinar. For more information on getting started with GoToWebinar, click here.
There is no capacity limitation on this event.
Florida Keys Stories
A New Benefit for Members Only!
On the third Wednesday of every month, members will receive an email, through which Curator Brad Bertelli shares exclusive material for our membership in a new feature called Florida Keys Stories. As a part of our expanded Curator Connections program, each month, Bertelli will dig into his files and share insights and revelations about the people, places and events that have created the fascinating history of our Florida Keys.