A Night at the Museum

Welcome to our 6th Annual Signature Event, A Smuggler’s Night at the Museum, which was held Saturday, November 12, at 6 p.m. at the Islander Resort!

Over 200 guests attended the museum’s annual gala,  tied into the Museum’s Fall Lecture Series, “Smuggling in the Florida Keys,” which brings a historical perspective of life that has existed for centuries in the Florida Keys.

Travel back to a boisterous time of bell bottoms and platform shoes. Your evening begins with a wine tasting from local purveyors. Use your souvenir glass and enjoy hors d’oeuvres while sampling quality wines and tasty spirits. Then, be transported to an elegant dinner, dancing, and dessert under the stars on our oceanside patio! You will also find great deals at our extensive live, silent, and online auctions!

This year brings many positive changes including the return of our vibrant museum audience. The museum is now open six days a week, giving more time for new and returning members to venture out and enjoy the variety of programming we offer. Florida Keys History & Discovery Foundation is updating exhibits and providing new content to bring you back regularly. You can now attend a regularly scheduled Toastmasters meeting, and stroll through our rotating exhibits gallery upstairs as the gallery changes several times a year.

A Night at the Museum is our Signature Event held each fall with this year’s theme focused on “Smuggling.” We appreciate the business and individual sponsors that continually support the Foundation’s work to bring quality programming, education, outreach, and exciting new exhibits to our local community. We have so many ways you can help to make this event a success with sponsorship and underwriting opportunities to fit every business need, philanthropic desire, and budget. You can show your support by sponsoring or underwriting any element of this event.

Your event committee and Foundation staff bring years of media, marketing, advertising, event planning experience, and community involvement to this event, which is a winning combination.

Our variety of sponsorships provide you opportunities to maximize your exposure before, during and after the event. This packet will provide information about A Smuggler’s Night at the Museum, it’s promotional opportunities, and what we can provide your company as a sponsor, advertiser,
or donor.

We look forward to your participation with the Foundation’s Signature Event, A Smuggler’s Night at the Museum. If you have any questions or would like more information, please feel free to contact Bonnie Barnes at 904-463-0513 directly or the office at 305-922-2237. 

Judy Layne
Event Chairperson
FKHDF Board of Directors