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Florida Keys History and Discovery Foundation operates the Florida Keys History and Discovery Center and Theater. The unique Geography of the Florida Keys makes it a place with many rich stories and …

Florida Keys History and Discovery Foundation operates the Florida Keys History and Discovery Center and Theater. The unique Geography of the Florida Keys makes it a place with many rich stories and characters. Permanent and temporary exhibits are planned to preserve and display the history, the people and communities of the Florida Keys. Interactive and creative exhibits will be available to the public, schools, historians and educators to enhance the learning and enjoyment of the cultural heritage from the upper Keys of Key Largo, Tavernier, Islamorada to the middle Keys of Marathon to the lower Keys and Key West. Learn about Henry Flagler, the Overseas Highway, bridges, hurricanes, fishing, wrecking, treasure hunters and more in this history of the islands and the blue waters at the gateway to the Caribbean that make up the Florida Keys.

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  • 1. Introducing Florida Keys History & Discovery Foundation
  • 2. Non-Profit Formed in 2013 to Develop and Operate the Florida Keys History and Discovery Center and Theater
  • 3. Vision Create and Perpetuate a World-Class, Multi-Dimensional Discovery Center For and About The Florida Keys
  • 4. Primary Goal Establish the Discovery Center in a Way That Accurately Reflects the History of the Florida Keys Community in a Multi-Faceted and Interactive Environment. This is the Main Activity of the Foundation.
  • 5. Strong Building Blocks -- The Islander Resort Conference Center 7,500 Square Feet Being Leased to The Foundation by The Islander to Establish the History and Discovery Center
  • 6. The Facility and Theater Will Be Available to Businesses, Non-profit Groups and the Community For a Fee as a Means of Supporting the Foundation.
  • 7. Two Floors of Exhibit Space and a State-of-the-Art 40-Seat Theater
  • 8. Historical Information Unique Geography of the Florida Keys Makes it a Place With Many Rich Stories and Characters. Sharing These Stories Will Foster Appreciation For Our People and Places and Contribute to the Community Culturally, Civically and Economically.
  • 9. We Are Working Closely, But Non-Exclusively, With Historians Jerry Wilkinson and Brad Bertelli as Critical Resources
  • 10. Board and Committees President Rich Russell George Hertel Phyllis Mitchell Dick Saylor Dr. Kinzy Jones Cale Smith Henry Rosenthal Buddy Pinder Frank Hawkins
  • 11. Partnerships Discussions with Various Historical, Academic and Scientific Entities about Potential Alliances
  • 12. Target Audiences Local Residents Monroe, Dade Schools Tourists Families Scholars Interested in the Keys
  • 13. Funding Grants Government Allocations Contributions Membership Fees Merchandise Sales Admittance Fees
  • 14. Events Clyde Butcher’s “Preserving Eden” Photo Exhibit Next Exhibits are Being Booked Permanent Exhibits are Planned
  • 15. An Emerging Historical Resource
  • 16. An Expanding Library of Historical Photos
  • 17. A Bibliography of Books About Keys History
  • 18. Videos About The Keys
  • 19. Our Facebook Page Please LIKE us on Facebook FloridaKeysHistoryAnd DiscoveryFoundation
  • 20. Staying In Touch Contacts: Rich Russell George Hertel Facebook Creativity/artwork Hibiscus Marketing