Keys History & Discovery Center Presents…The Legacy of FDR’s WPA in Florida, a lecture on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 5-7 p.m. The lecture is at the Keys History & Discovery Center at MM 82 on the property of the Islander Resort in Islamorada. Cost for non-members is only $10, thanks in part to grant funding from Florida Humanities Council. Reservations are strongly encouraged.

Join David Schmidt, curator of Florida Civilian Conservation Corps Museum, as he discusses details of the Works Progress Administration (WPA), on one of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s most wide-ranging, yet controversial programs.  Many saw it as a “make work” program which did not accomplish its goals – the acronym was derided as “We Piddle Around.”  The evidence indicates that the program was far more successful and, even today, Floridians enjoy the buildings and constructions created by the WPA.  This program views the WPA and focuses on the still existing projects.

Light appetizers and a cash bar will be available. Reservations are strongly recommended and can be made at 305-922-2237 or