Celebrating Tennessee Williams: Events will Offer Cocktails, Movies, Books and More!

Two events in particular shine in the lineup of the Tennessee Williams Birthday Celebration. “An Evening with Tennessee Williams” Enjoy samples of the Pulitzer prize-winning author’s favorite drinks, the...

“On the Hook” with Mark Hedden —Captivating, Raw, Genius

History is always in the making, and it's local artists like photographer Mark Hedden who have the ingenious eye to capture it. Hedden’s new show “On The...

Diesel Plant slated for Museum, Brewery in Key West

Just one year ago, a wrecking ball was inches away from Bahama Village’s Keys Energy Services diesel plant. Thanks to public outcry, the call went out to...

EGAN’S INDIAN KEY, POST OFFICES ARRIVE & FDR GOES FISHING

EGAN’S INDIAN KEY On Feb. 18, 1829 James Egan placed the following advertisement in the Key West Register and Commercial Advertizer. “For Sale a Valuable Trace of Land...

Key lime pie started with ‘hookers’

By David Sloan Chef Stella Parks probably didn’t know she was cooking up controversy when she claimed Key lime pie was inspired by a 1931 Borden Company recipe...

KEYS HISTORY 19-0207

GOING TROPICAL Upper Keys History Ann Housman was born in Staten Island, N.Y. on May 1, 1797. She would marry Thomas Gibson on Feb. 4, 1818 at the Staten...

LOOKING FOR TREASURE

Upper Keys History Tales of buried treasure have been whispered around the Florida Keys since barstool historians first began sipping rum. Actual instances of treasure discovered buried on...

DRIVING THE KEYS – Upper Keys History

Politician George Allen began advocating for a road to the Keys in 1895. In 1908, residents of Monroe County (and especially Upper Keys farmers) began clamoring for...

POST OFFICES AND TRAGEDY

The first post office in the Florida Keys was established in Key West during the month of February in 1829. The post office was on the corner...

History hinges on a hurricane

Sometimes sons listen to their fathers. If Juan Menendez had listened to his father, Florida history might have been written a little differently. As it so happened,...