CFK VIP Series- The Discovery, Early Mapping, and Charting of the Florida Keys and the Gulf Stream

Tuesday, February 22, 2022
Event time 7pm

Local author and map aficionado Brian Schmitt will lead the audience on a revelation of historical discoveries through maps of Florida and the Florida Keys dating back to the 16th century. His research of early maps and charts of Florida, as well as of the Gulf Stream—one of the most historically significant seaways in the world— tells the story of how geography, exploration, politics, and industry converged to shape the future of the island chain.

In its eighth season, The College of the Florida Keys’ VIP Series presents new opportunities to educate, entertain, and enrich our community. The 2022 CFK VIP Series features speakers and performers of local, regional, and national prominence to share their visions, ideas, and perspectives on an array of topics. Three evening events will be held in the College’s Tennessee Williams Theatre in 2022.

Tickets are $5 at the door; admission is free for CFK and Monroe County School District students.