Guests at the second annual A Night at the Museum come dressed to the nines for the signature event. The third annual A Night at the Museum: Bootlegger Bash is set for Saturday, Nov. 16. (Credit to Alexander Neufeld Photography)

The Florida Keys History and Discovery Foundation is excited to announce plans for the third annual signature event, A Night at the Museum: Bootlegger Bash, with title sponsors, Islamorada Distilling and Islamorada Beer Company. The event is Saturday, Nov. 16, 6 p.m., at Keys History & Discovery Center and Islander Resort Conference Center, MM 82.

For one night only, we’ll harken back to the Keys’ rum-running days where the prohibition contraband will be flowing and casino gaming chips will be flying! Guests will enjoy a cocktail reception, a delicious dinner and dessert, as well as an opportunity to bid on enticing trips, jewelry, personal indulgences, and much more in the live and silent auctions – all while having a roaring good time!

Numerous sponsorship and underwriting opportunities are available. The Signature Event Committee is also seeking items for the live and silent auctions. This event sold out in advance the last two years; ensure you don’t miss the fun and secure your seats today by visiting! For more information, contact Foundation Membership and Events Manager Erin Muir at 305-922-2237 or at

The signature fundraising event benefits the Florida Keys History and Discovery Foundation, which operates the Keys History & Discovery Center. Proceeds from the event will help support our most popular program, the Keys History & Discovery Presents lecture series, student field trips, exhibit expansions and more, to enhance educational and enrichment opportunities for locals and visitors alike.

About Keys History & Discovery Center:

Keys History & Discovery Center is a world-class museum that preserves and shares the incredible history of our Upper Keys community and explores the unique ecology of the region. In addition to permanent exhibits on subjects such as Henry Flagler’s Over-Sea Railway, Legends of the Line, First People, and Coral Reef Exploration, the Discovery Center offers a lecture series, educating the public through presentations from a variety of expert speakers. The museum’s second floor features a state-of-the-art theater showing documentaries on topics like the 1935 Labor Day Hurricane and Indian Key, as well as traveling exhibits, and the Jerry Wilkinson Research Library. The Discovery Center is one of three museums nationwide selected to host the traveling exhibit On Fly in the Salt: American Saltwater Fly Fishing from the Surf to the Flats, opening in late October and on loan from the prestigious American Museum of Fly Fishing. The center, on the property of the Islander Resort, is open Wednesdays through Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

About Florida Keys History and Discovery Foundation:

Florida Keys History and Discovery Foundation formed in 2013 to develop and operate Keys History & Discovery Center. The not-for-profit organization’s board of directors is comprised of community-minded volunteers with a passion for the mission of preserving and sharing the unique history and environment of the Florida Keys, particularly that of the Upper Keys. More information can be found at or by calling 305-922-2237.