Keys History & Discovery Center Presents…

History of Island Dolphin Care Lecture

Island Dolphin Care’s Deena Hoagland will talk about the history of the facility for Keys History & Discovery Center Presents…lecture series on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 6 p.m. Reserve today to attend in person or virtually.

ISLAMORADA, FL – Keys History & Discovery Center Presents…lecture series continues Wednesday, Oct. 27, with Breaths That Count: History of Island Dolphin Care by Founder Deena Hoagland, LCSW. Guests can attend in person or participate virtually. Advanced registration is required.

Through the lecture learn how, in a desperate search to help her son who was born with a rare heart anomaly, who was then left neurologically impaired after a surgery, Hoagland stumbled upon a small dolphin facility in Key Largo. Learn how her son Joe formed a friendship with a dolphin named Fonzie that ultimately led to his recovery and the formal creation of a not-for-profit organization providing hope, empowerment, and courage to many.

For advanced registration, whether attending in person or virtual, go to Registration for virtual participants can be made up to one hour before the start of the lecture. In-person registration closes on Friday, Oct. 22 to ensure adequate seating and appetizers. Doors to the Discovery Center open at 5:30 p.m., with the presentation beginning at 6 p.m. Cash bar and light appetizers available prior to presentation. Lectures are free for members. For non-members, cost for in-person is $10 and virtual participation is $5.

About Keys History & Discovery Center:

Keys History & Discovery Center 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, Indian Key circa 1840, Keys flats fishery, 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 the building of Flagler’s Railway, as well as traveling exhibits, and the Jerry Wilkinson Research Library. The center, on the property of the Islander Resort, is open Wednesdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

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