Flagler’s East Coast Railway Topic of Keys History & Discovery Center Presentation
Talk is in conjunction with The Rails and The Road Exhibit
Islamorada, FL – Florida East Coast Railway historian Seth H. Bramson will share his decades of research and present on The History of Florida’s East Coast Railway and Flagler’s Key West Extension The presentation is the evening of Tuesday, Jan. 6 at the Keys History & Discovery Center in Islamorada. The Center opens at 5 p.m. and the presentation begins at 6 p.m.
Members of the Keys History & Discovery Center are free. Cost for non-members is $25 and includes admission to the exhibit as well as light appetizers. A cash bar will be available. Reservations are suggested and can be made at 305-922-2237.
As the historian for the Florida East Coast Railway company and published author on the history of transportation to, from and within Florida, Bramson will provide an insider’s look into one of the greatest construction projects ever accomplished – Henry M. Flagler’s Key West Extension.
Bramson is an adjunct professor with Barry University, Florida International University and Nova Southeastern. A well-published author, he is known for the official history of the famous line, “Speedway to Sunshine: The Story of the Florida East Coast Railway.” His presentation is in conjunction with the current exhibit, The Rails and The Road, featuring more than 150 black and white images exploring the two conduits that have linked mainland America to her southernmost archipelago, the Key West Extension of the Florida East Coast Railway and the Overseas Highway.
The exhibit runs through Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, at the Discovery Center in Islamorada, MM 82, located at the Islander Resort. The exhibit is open Thursdays through Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. General admission is $12. Admission for seniors is $10 and children 13-under are free.
For more information, call 305-922-2237.