2016 FREE LECTURE SERIES

Shipwreck Atocha: Spanish Silver
Feb 2, 2016 . 6:30 pm
MFMM Courtyard

A presentation of PBS' History Detectives. Q&A with Museum Archaeologist Corey Malcom to follow.  Lift a silver bar!

 

Shipwreck Santa Clara:  Spanish Colonialism
Feb 9, 2016 . 6:30 pm
MFMM Courtyard

Lecture and power point presentation by Museum Archaeologist Corey Malcom

 

Shipwreck Guerrero:  Slave Ship Lost
Feb 16, 2016 . 6:30 pm
MFMM Courtyard

Lecture and power point presentation by Museum Archaeologist Corey Malcom

 

Key West History:  Turtle Fishing Industry of the Florida Keys
Feb 23, 2016 . 6:30 pm
MFMM Courtyard

Lecture and power point presentation by Museum Archaeologist Corey Malcom

Slave Ship Uncovered
Feb 17, 2015 . 6:30 pm
MFMM Courtyard

A presentation of Discovery Channel’s “Slave Ship Uncovered!” (Deep Sea Detectives). Learn about the slave ship Henrietta Marie and see artifacts from the wreck, firsthand. Q&A with Corey Malcom, museum archaeologist.

 

Key West African Cemeteries
Feb 24, 2015 . 6:30 pm
MFMM Courtyard

The Key West African Cemetery, Past & Present.  Learn about the history, archaeology, and commemoration of the African Cemetery at Higgs Beach. Presented by Corey Malcom, archaeologist, and Gene Tinnie, artist.

Key West Africana Festival
June 18-21 2015

The Key West Africana Festival focuses on Thought, Culture and Wellness within the African Diaspora, integrating the local neighborhood of Bahama Village, the Key West African Burial Ground and the Historic Henrietta Marie salvaged Slave Ship.  

 

Tickets Required. CLICK HERE or go to www.eventbrite.com

 

For more information, visit the Key West Africana Festival on Facebook or CLICK HERE.

2015 Events

Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Transatlantic Slave Trade . March 22, 2015 .  4pm
KW African Cemetery

Every year on 25 March, the International Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade offers the opportunity to honour and remember those who suffered and died at the hands of the brutal slavery system.  For more information, go to the United Nations website.

A Remembrance of Slavery - the Hatian Revolution
Sunday, August 23, 2015
4pm at the KW African Cemetery at Higgs Beach

The August 23 date was specifically chosen by the United Nations for the International Day of Remembrance as a commemoration of the beginning of the Haitian Revolution.  This year’s Remembrance  honors the 21st anniversary of the UNESCO Slave Route Project, a global call to all nations touched by slave- trade history to identify and conserve all historic sites.

Dr. James Braxton Peterson - Director of Africana Studies at Lehigh University, Dr Gueverra - President of Florida Keys Community College, Florida State Senator Dwight Bullard

Events organized by the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum.  Contact us at education@mfmm.org

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