History of Biscayne National Park Lecture Topic at Keys History & Discovery Center

History of Biscayne National Park bookIslamorada, FL – Keys History & Discovery Center Presents…History of Biscayne National Park on Wednesday, Nov. 29 to the Keys History & Discovery Center. Doors open at 5 p.m., presentation begins at 6 p.m.

In their new book Biscayne National Park, Kirsten Hines and Dr. James A. Kushlan capture the story of southern Biscayne Bay and the national park that protects it. Southern Biscayne is a remarkable place, a tropical lagoon, the northernmost Florida Keys, mangrove-lined shores, West Indian forests, and the northern extent of the Florida reef tract. The book tells the story of this landscape from the times of native Americans, through its discovery by Juan Ponce de Leon, and three centuries of colonial rule. This is also is the story of pioneer Conch and American settlers and their successors, who lived on the land and fished the waters. And it is the story of local conservationists who successfully forestalled further development.

It is especially the story of Biscayne National Park, this year celebrating its golden 50th anniversary of protecting this precious seascape. In this presentation, the authors will share these stories, historical images, and Hines’ photography of the Park as it is today. A booksigning follows the presentation.

Cost for non-Discovery Center members is $25 and includes admission to the movie and museum as well as light appetizers. A cash bar will be available. Reservations are recommended and can be made at 305-922-2237 or info@keysdiscovery.com.

The Discovery Center is in Islamorada, MM 82, located at the Islander Resort. The Center 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. Florida Keys History and Discovery Foundation is a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit organization operating the Keys History & Discovery Center.

For more information, call 305-922-2237 or contact us here.