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Florida Talks- 2021 Fall Speaker Series presents Florida Keys or Bust! A History of Tourism by Dr. Cori Convertito


Florida Keys, the Southern most point, Continental US

Come and hear about the beginning of Key West’s tourism boom! Discover the islands’ history, and why the Keys remain a tropical paradise destination. Dr. Cori Convertito explores the reasons behind who came first, how did they get there, where they stayed, and what they did. People have been visiting Key West for health, sports, social, and relaxation purposes for decades, including American Nobel Prize author Ernest Hemingway, who made his Key West lifestyle famous throughout the 1930s.

Funding for this program was provided by Florida Humanities and sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. Free to the public. Please RSVP.

Events Details:

Date/time: September 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Presented By:

Cori Convertito, Scholar

Event Fee:

Free

Event Type:

Virtual/Online

Event Contact:

Event Contact:

Jennifer D’hollander
Phone:
(863) 676-1759
Email:
jdhollander@lakewalesfl.gov

Venue Information:

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