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Distinguished Speaker Willie Drye

September 26 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Key West Art & Historical Society welcomes “Storm of the Century” author Willie Drye as Distinguished Speaker Series Guest
On Thursday, September 26, from 6:00PM – 7:00PM, Key West Art & Historical Society welcomes Distinguished Speaker Series guest Willie Drye, author of “Storm of the Century: The Labor Day Hurricane of 1935,”to the Helmerich Research & Learning Center on the third floor of the Custom House Museum, 281 Front Street. Drye will discusshow he originally came to write about the 1935 hurricane, the people he met in the course of his research, and the hurricane itself. He will also present his newly released “Storm of the Century: The Labor Day Hurricane of 1935 – Revised Edition,” updated with additional details about the hurricane of 1935 as well as a new chapter devoted entirely to the 2017 Hurricane Irma.
The original “Storm of the Century: The Labor Day Hurricane of 1935” published in 2002 and now out of print, is regarded by many as the definitive account of the devastating category 5 storm that made landfall Monday, September 2, 1935, destroying Henry Flagler’s Overseas Railroad and killing more than 400 people in the Florida Keys.Distinguished Speaker Series presentation tickets are $5 for KWAHS members, $10 for non-members, and are available at kwahs.org/events. Early ticket purchase is recommended.  Sponsored by the Helmerich Trust, Southernmost Beach Resort, and the State of Florida Division of Cultural Affairs. For more information, contact Danielle Holliday at 305-295-6616 ext114.  Your Museums.  Your Community.  It takes an Island.
Event:  Distinguished Speaker Series guest Willie Drye:  Storm of the Century
Key West Art & Historical Society
September 26, 6:00pm- 7:00pm
Custom House Museum |  Helmerich Research & Learning Center
281 Front Street, Key West, FL


September 26
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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