U.S. Presidents in Paradise Being Presented by Keys History & Discovery Center

Keys History & Discovery Center Presents…Presidents in Paradise: U.S. Presidents in the Keys, on Wednesday, April 26 at Keys History & Discovery Center. Doors open at 5 p.m., presentation begins at 6 p.m.

It started with Ulysses S. Grant visiting in 1880, followed in 1912 with William H. Taft in 1912 on Flagler’s Over-Seas Railway, continued with Harry S. Truman in 1946 on Key West, and remains to this day. The Florida Keys have been a welcoming haven for many U.S. presidents, regardless of their political affiliation and popularity rankings. Numerous presidents have spent at least some time in the Florida Keys, visiting for rest and relaxation or a working vacation, while in office or in retirement.

Franklin D. Roosevelt spent winters on his houseboat in the waters off the Upper Keys in the 1920s. Herbert Hoover spent three decades fishing from Long Key to Key Largo’s Angler’s Club. For more than 10 years, George H.W. Bush fished the Cheeca Lodge Presidential Tournament series. Still today, Jimmy Carter visits the Keys with his extended family. Don’t miss the stories and secrets of these presidential visits from Bob Wolz, the executive director of the Truman Little White House Museum. A book signing follows the presentation.

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 info@keysdiscovery.com.

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.

For more information, call 305-922-2237