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March 2021

VIRTUAL Distinguished Speaker Series | The Legacy of Franklin Roosevelt’s WPA in Florida by David Schmidt

4-March from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

VIRTUAL Distinguished Speaker Series | The Legacy of Franklin Roosevelt’s WPA in Florida by David Schmidt Thursday, March 4, 2021, from 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm The Works Progress Administration (WPA) was one of FDR’s most wide-ranging, yet controversial programs. Many saw it as a “make work’ program that did not accomplish its goals—the acronym was derided as “We Piddle Around.” The evidence indicates that the program was far more successful and, even today, Floridians enjoy the buildings and constructions…

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VIRTUAL Distinguished Speaker Series | Presidents in Florida by James Clark

18-March from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

VIRTUAL Distinguished Speaker Series | Presidents in Florida by James Clark Thursday, March 18, 2021, from 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm George Washington had nothing but trouble with Florida. Thomas Jefferson tried to steal it. Abraham Lincoln hoped it would win him re-election. Three men came to Florida to fight and ended up in the White House. Franklin Roosevelt was nearly assassinated before he could be inaugurated and quick thinking by a Secret Service agent saved John Kennedy’s life in…

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November 2021

HYBRID DSS | Key West’s Black History: Shaping an Island

8-November from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Key West Library, 700 Fleming Street
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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Distinguished Speaker Series | Key West's Black History: Shaping an Island with Cori Convertito Monday, November 8, 2021, from 6 pm to 7 pm at the Key West Library This is a HYBRID lecture.  Attendees can participate in person (maximum of 40 people on a first come, first served basis) OR livestream of the event via ClickMeeting by registering below. REGISTER FOR VIRTUAL ATTENDANCE The Key West Art and Historical Society, in partnership with Monroe County Public Libraries, is building…

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VIRTUAL DSS | Seeking the American Tropics: South Florida’s Early Naturalists by James A. Kushlan

11-November from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

VIRTUAL Distinguished Speaker Series | Seeking the American Tropics: South Florida’s Early Naturalists by James A. Kushlan Thursday, November 11, 2021, from 4 pm to 5 pm REGISTER Dr. James A. Kushlan's book, Seeking the American Tropics: South Florida’s Early Naturalists reveals the stories of explorers, pioneers, naturalists, and scientists who over centuries unveiled the tropical environment of South Florida. During this talk, Dr. Kushlan examines these scientific contributions critically, places them in a historical context, illustrates how exploration has…

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