History of Electric Co-op
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 or contact us here.
While Key West had its first power plant in place in 1909, the rest of the Keys remained without electricity. More than two decades later enter the creation of the Rural Electrification Administration by Pres. Franklin Roosevelt, the destruction of the 1935 Great Labor Day Hurricane, and the determination of a handful of local residents, and FKEC was born. Newberry and Stuart will share the beginning years, including the key players and the challenged faced in providing electricity to a growing rural community.
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.
For more information, call 305-922-2237.