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Coming to Key West on a Chug from Cuba
The Key West Botanical Garden Society welcome Ivan Torres as the February presenter of their 2021 Speaker Series. Mr. Torres will speak about his numerous attempts and final success in escaping Cuba for Florida. The presentation coincides with the Society’s exhibition of Cuban Chugs, or boats, on the grounds of the botanical garden. These vessels are sometimes old fishing boats, but others are often handmade from found materials like aluminum siding and tire tubing and powered by salvaged automobile or lawn mower engines. The presentation will be followed with Q&A session and a complimentary tour of the Cuban Chug Exhibit. The program is in-person, but a recoding will be published on the Key West Troipical Forest & Botanical Garden Youtube channe (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfGgwGaSmEQ)l. Funding for this program is provided in part through a Florida Humanities Community Project Grant in partnership with the Key West Botanical Garden Society.
Date/time: February 20, 2021 @ 1:00 pm
Presented By:Ivan Torres, featuerd speaker Joshua Marano, Maritime Archeologist at National Park Service
Event Type:Combination of in-person and virtual/online
Watch Now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfGgwGaSmEQ