Talk is in conjunction with The Rails and The Road Exhibit

John-BladesIslamorada, FL – John Blades, the Executive Director of the Henry M. Flagler Museum in Palm Beach, will explore various myths of Flagler’s life and his time in Florida. The presentation is the evening of Wednesday, Jan. 28 at the Keys History & Discovery Center in Islamorada. The Center opens at 5 p.m. and the presentation begins at 6 p.m.

Members of the Keys History & Discovery Center are free. Cost for non-members is $25 and includes admission to the exhibit as well as light appetizers. A cash bar will be available. Reservations are suggested and can be made at 305-922-2237.

Blades, who has served as the executive director at the Flagler Museum since 1995, knows Flagler. As he said, “Oftentimes, what we think we know about a historical figure is either completely wrong or much more complicated than we would have guessed.” During his presentation, Blades will discuss a number of misconceptions related to Flagler and his involvement in developing Florida.

The talk is in conjunction with the current exhibit, The Rails and The Road, which runs through Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, at the Discovery Center in Islamorada, MM 82, located at the Islander Resort. The exhibit 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.

For more information, call 305-922-2237.

Photo Attached: John Blades, Executive Director, Henry M. Flagler Museum in Palm Beach