Keys History & Discovery Center Presents…The Lincoln Assassination and the Florida Keys, a lecture on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 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 the Community Foundation of the Florida Keys and individual contributions. Reservations are strongly encouraged.

In July 1865, seven men and one woman were prosecuted for conspiring to murder President Lincoln. All were convicted and four were hanged. Military historian Fred Borch will talk about the Lincoln Assassination Trial and its connection with the Florida Keys – in that the four men who were not put to death were imprisoned at Fort Jefferson.

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

Topics for the 2019 Winter Lecture Series include exploring Molasses Reef, FDR’s legacy with the Works Project Administration, and the Jewish Underground as it relates to the Florida Keys.

For more information, call 305-922-2237 or go to