Keys History & Discovery Center Announces Online Access to Exhibits

Offers View into Interactive Touchscreens

Islamorada, FL – As a part of the Keys History & Discovery Center’s ongoing efforts to provide access to the museum during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made available online the content contained in our permanent exhibit monitors. Each week will feature the content from a different museum exhibit kiosk, which is accessible at www.keysdiscovery.com/exhibits.

The first week’s content will focus on Legends of the Line, which details the history of fishing in the Upper Keys, from 1915 through the 1960s.

Following weeks will include:

Week of May 25- Stories of the Upper Keys: Communities of Key Largo

Week of June 1- Stories of the Upper Keys: Plantation Key through Long Key

Week of June 8- Stories of the Upper Keys: The Hurricane Edition

The online access is another method by which the Discovery Center staff is providing online access to the museum and offering lessons specific to Upper Keys history and ecology, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Other virtual programming includes:

  • Aquarium Biologist Blake Terry goes live on Facebook, Mondays at 1 p.m., looking at Coral Reef Exploration exhibit in partnership with Mote Marine Laboratory.
  • Museum Virtual Visits occur live on Facebook on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m., with Discovery Center Curator Brad Bertelli who provides a specific lesson from the museum’s permanent exhibits.
  • Field Trip Fridays, live on Facebook at 10 a.m., is when Bertelli visits a different historic site in the Upper Keys and provides a brief history lesson.

All livestream and program recordings are available on-demand on the Florida Keys History & Discovery Center YouTube channel, which houses the Discovery Center’s ever-expanding digital media offerings.

In addition to Facebook and YouTube, Keys History & Discovery Center can also be found on Instagram @flkeyshistorydiscovery and Twitter @keyshistory.

For further information, call 305-922-2237 or e-mail info@keysdiscovery.com.

About Keys History & Discovery Center:

Keys History & Discovery Center, on the property of the Islander Resort, is a world-class museum that preserves and shares the incredible history of our Upper Keys community and explores the unique ecology of the region. In addition to permanent exhibits on subjects such as Henry Flagler’s Over-Sea Railway, Legends of the Line, First People, and Coral Reef Exploration, the Discovery Center offers a lecture series, educating the public through presentations from a variety of expert speakers. The museum’s second floor features a state-of-the-art theater showing documentaries on topics like the 1935 Labor Day Hurricane and Indian Key, as well as traveling exhibits, and the Jerry Wilkinson Research Library.

About Florida Keys History and Discovery Foundation:

Florida Keys History and Discovery Foundation formed in 2013 to develop and operate Keys History & Discovery Center. The not-for-profit organization’s board of directors is comprised of community-minded volunteers with a passion for the mission of preserving and sharing the unique history and environment of the Florida Keys, particularly that of the Upper Keys. More information can be found at www.keysdiscovery.com or by calling 305-922-2237.