A Night at the Museum

 The sixth annual Night at the Museum event is set for Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022. This year’s event promises to be uniquely different and exciting for everyone. Please save the date of November 12, 2022 for an evening to be remembered.

The Florida Keys History and Discovery Foundation’s fifth annual signature event, ‘A Havana Night at the Museum’ was a great success! On Saturday, Nov. 13, nearly 200 guests started their evening with a ‘guavalito’ cocktail, crafted by the title sponsor, Islamorada Brewery & Distillery, as guests made their way to the outdoor Tropicana Club underwritten by Bob and Patty Lodge.  

 The fifth annual signature event is the result of a dedicated volunteer committee, a professional event planner and staff of the Florida Keys History and Discovery Foundation.  

Under the stars during a beautiful evening, the event took guests back to Havana in its heyday as “America’s Playground” of the 1940s and `50s. Venue sponsor Islander Resort provided themed hors d’oeuvres and an elegant dinner on the Tarpon Terrace, while classic tunes from the times played. Guests enjoyed casino games and dominoes, bidding went fast with guests vying for destination trips, sommelier-curated wine collections and more! Dessert included a selection of Cuban desserts then guests enjoyed cigar rolling demonstrations and a few puffs!  

 In addition to the online and live auctions, gaming and a 50/50 raffle, won by Foundation’s emeritus board member Mary Barley and donated back, the event raised nearly $90,000 to be used for the Keys History & Discovery Center’s operations overseen by the Florida Keys History and Discovery Foundation.   

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