Locals relive hurricane, other facets of life from past

Keys History & Discovery Center’s fall lecture series kicks off virtually on Sept. 23 with two Keys locals who will retell the stories of growing up in what’s now known as Historic Tavernier.

The presentation from 6 to 7 p.m. features Everette Albury and Charles Pellicier, who were both born in 1928 in the remote Tavernier area, which included a gas station, icehouse and sundry store, yet no formal school house. They will regale attendees with their experiences growing up in what is now considered Historic Tavernier, the only historically-designated area in Monroe County outside of Key West. 

The two longtime locals will share stories of surviving hurricanes, living among mosquitos and other facets of daily life in the 1930s, 40s and 50s. Their conversation with accompanying photos will be led by Erin Muir, a sixth generation Tavernier resident, who is Pellicier’s granddaughter and Everette’s cousin. Muir is a manager with Keys History & Discovery Center.

Lectures are free for members and $5 for non-members. Advance registration is required at www.keyslectures.com/lectures. The virtual program utilizes GoToWebinar. For more information about this platform, go to www.keysdiscovery.com/virtual-platforms. Any questions, please call 305-922-2237 or e-mail [email protected].

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