Oh, Florida. Journalist Craig Pittman to Speak About Weird Florida
Florida’s Weirdness as a State is Topic at Keys History & Discovery Center
Islamorada, FL – Keys History & Discovery Center Presents…Oh, Florida! How America’s Weirdest State Influences the Rest of the Country on Wednesday, Dec. 13 to the Keys History & Discovery Center. Doors open at 5 p.m., presentation begins at 6 p.m.
Oh, Florida! That name. That combination of sounds. Three simple syllables, and yet packing so many mixed messages. To some people, it’s a paradise. To others, it’s a punchline. As Author and Journalist Craig Pittman shows, it’s both of these. To outsiders, Florida seems baffling. It’s a state where the voters went for Barack Obama twice, yet elected a Tea Party candidate as governor. Florida is touted as a carefree paradise, yet it’s also known for its perils – alligators, sinkholes, pythons, hurricanes, and sharks, to name a few. It attracts 90 million visitors a year, some drawn by its impressive natural beauty, others bewitched by its man-made fantasies. Oh, Florida!, by award-winning journalist Craig Pittman, explores those contradictions and shows how they fit together to make this the most interesting state. Book-signing to follow 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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