While most of us may not have been alive to experience the Great Labor Day Hurricane of 1935, it doesn’t mean you can’t take a historical stroll back in time and experience it. With more than 80 images on display from now until Sunday, Nov. 9 at The Keys History & Discovery Center in Islamorada, it is the largest collection to ever be displayed on the subject. The 1935 hurricane was the most powerful ever (in terms of barometric pressure) to hit land in North America and the photographic display captures the story of the massive destruction.
The walk-through includes many first-hand accounts from veterans, Keys citizens, and even initial storm forecasts. The Florida Keys History and Discovery center was formed in 2013 and is a not-for-profit organization operating the Keys History & Discovery Center. Their foundation mission is, “to develop and maintain a world-class History & Discovery center that will accurately reflect the history of our Florida Keys community in a multi-faceted and interactive environment.”
General admission is $12, seniors $10, and children 13 and under are free – so why not take the whole family along this historical Keys event? The Discovery Center is located in Islamorada, MM 82, at the Islander Resort, a Guy Harvey Outpost. The exhibit is open Thursdays through Sundays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.