KWAS Speaker Series: Dry Tortugas – A Confluence of Human History, Natural Resources, Ambitious Fortifications and Remote National Park

When: November 10, 2022 6:00 PM

Where: Tropic Cinema, 416 Eaton St, Key West, FL 33040

The Dry Tortugas are known for their beauty and tranquility, but a deeper examination on the islands reveals much more, as you'll learn during this talk lead by Everglades National Park Ranger Curtis Hall as part of the Key West Art & Historical Society's Distinguished Speaker Series. Embark on the currents of the Florida Straits and sail through the history of Dry Tortugas from their early European beginnings in the 1500’s, to current projects and tips for your next visit. The period of significance (1846-74) will be covered but emphasis is also placed on lesser-known stories of human history that shaped where we are today, and ongoing research vital for our future.