Talk is in conjunction with The Great Labor Day Hurricane of 1935 Exhibit

IMAG0269Islamorada, FL – Hear the historic details and view photographs of the 18-foot tall stone structure called Florida Keys Memorial, commonly referred to as the Hurricane Monument, by renowned Upper Keys Historian Jerry Wilkinson. His presentation on the evening of Tuesday, Oct. 7 is at the Keys History & Discovery Center in Islamorada. The Center opens at 5 p.m. and the presentation begins at 6 p.m.

Members of the Keys History & Discovery Center are free. Cost for non-members is $20 and includes admission to the exhibit as well as light appetizers. A cash bar will be available. Reservations are suggested and can be made at 305-922-2237.

The presentation is in conjunction with the current exhibit, The Great Labor Day Hurricane of 1935, featuring more than 80 black and white images that not only capture the Upper Keys before the storm, but also the extraordinary aftermath.

Wilkinson serves as a board emeritus member for the Florida Keys History and Discovery Foundation, a not-for-profit organization formed to develop and operate the Florida Keys History & Discovery Center. He also is president of the Historical Preservation Society of the Upper Keys.

The exhibit runs through Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014, at the Discovery Center in Islamorada, MM 82, located at the Islander Resort. The exhibit 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.

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