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Rodney Kite-Powell: “Key West and the Florida Keys: Mapping the History of the Conch Republic"

  • Wednesday, June 14, 2023
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Zoom

Sponsored in partnership with California, Chicago, New York, Philip Lee Phillips, Rocky Mountain, and Texas Map Societies.

Location: Zoom

Time:  7:00 pm ET/6:00 pm CT/5:00 pm MT/4:00 pm PT

Title: Key West and the Florida Keys: Mapping the History of the Conch Republic

Speakers:  Rodney Kite-Powell, Director, Touchton Map Center, Tampa Bay History Center

This presentation will provide an overview of the current map exhibition at the Tampa Bay History Center on display from April 15 to October 15. It focuses on Key West and the Florida Keys, which have played an outsized role in Florida’s history. First appearing on a Spanish map in 1511, the Keys had been home to the Tequesta and Calusa for thousands of years. In more modern times, Key West was at one point the largest city in Florida, home to wreckers, cigar makers, fisherfolk, and other colorful characters. Historical and modern maps and charts chronicle that past.

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