Building of Flagler’s Railway Topic of Presentation at Keys History & Discovery Center

10514602_647097812083749_7961771367762993039_nIslamorada, FL – Much More Than Meets the Eye: The Context of Building the Over-sea Railroad is the title of the monthly lecture at the Keys History & Discovery Center on Wednesday, April 20. The Center, located in Islamorada, opens at 5 p.m. and the presentation begins at 6 p.m. The presentation is part of the Keys History & Discovery Center Presents… lecture series.

Nearing the end of the 19th Century, Henry M. Flagler already had his sights set on developing transportation expansion that included St. Augustine, Key West and Havana, Cuba. We know how, where and when he accomplished his great feat of building the Over-sea Railroad. Join John Blades, Executive Director Emeritus of the Flagler Museum in Palm Beach, as he reveals the why Mr. Flagler chose to make this amazing project possible. It was a changing world at the start of the 1900s and thinking and dreaming big were important to accomplishing great things in the U.S., especially in a time of turmoil. Learn about the impacts of Mr. Flagler’s intentions from both the political and economic perspectives at the turn of the 20th Century.

Cost for non-Discovery Center members is $25 and includes admission to the movie and museum as well as light appetizers. A cash bar will be available. Reservations are recommended and can be made at 305-922-2237 or contact  us.

The Discovery Center is in Islamorada, MM 82, located at the Islander Resort. The Center 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. Florida Keys History and Discovery Foundation is a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit organization operating the Keys History & Discovery Center.

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