Lectures

Keys History & Discovery Center Presents… 2018-2019 Lecture Series

Doors to the Discovery Center open at 5 p.m., one hour before the presentation to allow guests to view exhibits.

Presentation begins at 6 p.m. and generally last one hour.

Reservations Recommended. Call 305-922-2237 or email info@keysdiscovery.com

Cost: Members free; $10 for non-members, includes cost of admission to museum, light appetizers and a cash bar.

The 2018-2019 Lecture Series is sponsored in part by the Florida Humanities Council, The Community Foundation of the Florida Keys, The Florida Keys Council of the Arts and DESTINATION Florida Keys & Key West Magazine

Wednesday, October 24
How Tall Tales Reshape Local History
with Brad Bertelli, Historian, Author and Curator of the Keys History & Discovery Center
***Location change for this lecture only.  Please join us at Ocean Sotheby’s International Realty, MM 81.8 Bayside, Islamorada

Wednesday, November 14
Endangered Sawfish of the Florida Keys
with Tonya Wiley, Marine Resources Researcher and President of Havenworth Coastal Conservation

Wednesday, November 28
History is the Real Treasure: the 1733 Spanish Galleon Trail
with Dr. Della Scott-Ireton, Archaeologist and Associate Director of the Florida Public Archaeology Network

Wednesday, December 12
They Came from the Sea: Study of the Cuban Migrant Craft La Esparaza
with Joshua Mareno, Archaeological Technician, Biscayne National Park

Wednesday, January 16
The Lincoln Conspirators
with Frederic Borch III, Regimental Historian and Archivist, The Judge Advocate General’s Corps, U.S. Army

Wednesday, January 30
Connection Between Slave Trade, a Shipwreck and Molasses Reef
with Cassie Qualls, Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary

Wednesday, February 13
The Legacy of FDR’s WPA in Florida
with David Schmidt, Historian and Curator of the Florida Civilian Conservation Corps Museum

Wednesday, February 27
The Jewish Underground: Smuggling Refugees from Cuba to Key West
with Arlo Haskell, Author and Poet

Wednesday, March 13
Ten Foods that Define Florida
with Gary Mormino, Author and the Frank E. Duckwall Florida Professor of History Emeritus at USF St. Petersburg

Wednesday, March 27
Short Takes: A Grab Bag of Old Florida Stories
with Caren S. Neile, Ph.D., Professor at Florida Atlantic University, and Co-Producer and Co-Host of The Public Storyteller, a weekly segment on Miami public radio

Wednesday, April 10
Topic Coming Soon
with Jerry Lorenz, Ph.D., Audubon of Florida State Research Director at the Everglades Science Center

Wednesday, April 24
Southernmost Pre-Columbian Site
with Ryan Harke, Anthropologist and Public Archaeologist for the Florida Public Archaeology Network

Wednesday, May 8
Topic Coming Soon
with Dr. Erin Muller, Program Manager and Science Director of the Mote Marine Laboratory Elizabeth Moore International Center for Coral Reef Research and Restoration

Series Sponsored by

 
Florida Humanities Council
Community Foundation of the Florida Keys
The Florida Keys Council of the Arts
DESTINATION Florida Keys & Key West Magazine
 
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