Lectures

Keys History & Discovery Center Presents… 2020-2021 Lecture Series

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we transitioned to live, virtual-only lectures and plan to continue this format through at least Spring 2021.

Lectures begin at 6 p.m.

Registration is required and links to participate are listed below each lecture.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. We recommend joining the webinar 5-10 minutes prior to the start of the presentation.  Additional information on the virtual platforms being used can be found here.

Members: free by entering promo code provided on program emails and mailers.  Code is case sensitive. 

Nonmembers:  $5 non-refundable participation fee supports the continuation of Keys History & Discovery Center programming.  Or become a member at www.keysdiscovery.com/membership for free lectures, programs and other benefits. 

If you register but are unable to attend live, you will receive a link to view the recorded lecture 24 hours after it concludes.

2021 Spring Season
Sponsored in loving memory of Bernadine “Bernie” Cooper

Wednesday, March 10
Florida Transportation: Planes, Trains & Automobiles (Steamboats Too!)
Professor Steve Noll, PhD
Sponsored by Dr. Anthony DeLuca and Marie DeLuca

Wednesday, March 24
Women on a Mission: Saving the Everglades
A panel discussion with Mary Barley, Elizabeth Jolin and Chloe Vorseth
Sponsored by The Everglades Foundation

Wednesday, April 14
Sea Turtles: History & Archaeology of the Key West Turtle Fishing Industry
Archaeologist Corey Malcom, PhD
Sponsored by Max and Anne Makowsky

Wednesday, April 28
Great White Sharks from the Keys to Canada: A Research & Conservation Success Story
Scientist Robert E. Hueter, PhD
Sponsored in memory of Robert L. Mitchell

Wednesday, May 12
Eye of the Beholder: An Overview of Sunshine State Folk Art
Historian & Museum Professional Thomas Lockyear
Sponsored in memory of Robert L. Mitchell

2020 Fall Season
Sponsored by Louis E. Miranda

New Date*: Wednesday, September 30
Historic Tavernier: A Conversation with Two Pioneers
with Everette Albury and Charles Pellicier
Sponsored by Patricia Witchel
*Due to a malfunction with our webinar provider, we were not able to present this lecture on its originally scheduled date of September 23, and have rescheduled for September 30.  If you were previously registered, you have been re-registered for the new date.  No further action is required on your part.  New registrations are also welcome!  

Wednesday, October 14
Black Caesar: Pirate, Myth, Legend
with Brad Bertelli, Author and Curator, Keys History & Discovery Center
Sponsored in memory of Robert L. Mitchell

Wednesday, October 28
Underwater World of Exploration, Research & Discovery
with Dr. Tom Potts, Associate Director of Research, Aquarius Reef Base
Sponsored in memory of Robert L. Mitchell

Wednesday, November 11
(Coral) Baby Boom: Sexual Reproduction’s Role in Reef Restoration
with Dr. Hanna Koch, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Mote Marine Laboratory
Sponsored by Dr. and Mrs. Michael Crosby

2020-2021 Winter Season

Wednesday, December 2
History of Lignumvitae Key: Story of a Tree & Real Estate Speculation
with Author Peter Jutro
Sponsored by Anonymous in Key Largo

Wednesday, January 13
History in Images: Dry Tortugas National Park
with Author James Kushlan and Photographer Kirsten Hines
Sponsored by Max & Anne Makowsky

Wednesday, January 27
Florida Bay & the Everglades: An Ecological Update
Dr. Steven Davis, The Everglades Foundation
Sponsored by Nancy Zakon

Wednesday, February 10
Al Capone’s Miami: Paradise or Purgatory?
Historian and Author Sally J. Ling
Sponsored in memory of Robert L. Mitchell

Wednesday, February 24
Invisible Island: Key West and the KKK, 1921-1926
Poet and Author Arlo Haskell
Sponsored by First State Bank

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