FLORIDA TALKS featuring Dr. Cori Convertito — Feb. 16th at 10:30am
In partnership with Florida Humanities, The Friends of the Key West Library is sponsoring a virtual series called “Florida Talks,”
which features authors and lecturers discussing interesting
aspects of Florida history Tuesdays in February.
Program: Florida Keys or Bust! A History of Tourism
The talk focuses on the development of the Florida Keys as a tourist destination. It walks through the islands’ history to discover why they maintain their allure for travelers. Following the Fish: Ernest Hemingway in Key West – Ernest Hemingway was involved in conservation and had a vested interest in safeguarding the fish population.
About the Speaker: Cori Convertito, Curator and historian at the Key West Art & Historical Society received her doctorate in maritime history from the U.K.’s University of Exeter. Today Convertito creates and curates art- and history-rich exhibits that attract about 250,000 annual visitors to Key West’s The Custom House, Lighthouse & Keeper’s Quarters and Fort East Martello.