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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VIRTUAL Distinguished Speaker Series | Writers in Paradise with James Clark Thursday, December 8, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Beginning with a poem around 1560, the Florida story has been […]


Meet Award-Winning Author Joy Castro at Book Launch and Reading Event at San Carlos Institute Award-winning author Joy Castro will be offering a book reading and signing copies of her […]


Distinguished Speaker Series | Key West on the Edge: Inventing the Conch Republic with Dr. Robert Kerstein January 26, 2023 | 6pm – 7pm Tropic Cinema Key West lies at […]


Distinguished Speaker Series | SS George Law & Key West: Ship of Gold with Dr. Brian Magrane February 16, 2023 | 6pm – 7pm Tropic Cinema In 1856, Yellow Fever […]

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