Distinguished Speaker Series

This lecture series presents a unique and diverse roster of distinguished speakers. Topics focus on items of historical significance to Key West and the Florida Keys. Presenters are top experts in their subject matter and want to share their research with you. We record these lectures and make them available to the public for educational purposes.

The project is sponsored in part by the Helmerich Trust and the Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council of the Arts and Culture and the State of Florida. Additional support provided by the Marriott Key West Beachside Resort.

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Distinguished Speaker Series American Volunteers in Cuba’s Insurgent Army: New Discoveries about a Volunteer Cavalry’s 1898 Incursion into Cuba During the Spanish-American War with Paul Michael Taylor November 30, 2023 […]


Distinguished Speaker Series Changing of the Guard: A Music-Centric Conversation with Ralph DePalma December 12, 2023 | 6:00pm-7:00pm Key West’s musical soul is an outpost of humanity, in a sea […]

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