Mel Fisher Museum Celebrates 30 Years of Treasure
Celebration Series 2015
Tues, Jan 13th 5:30-7pm Museum
Kick-Off Celebration. Courtyard. 5:30-7pm. Museum Open House. Wine, Beer, Soda and amazing h’ordeuvres compliments of the Westin Key West Resort & Marina.
Tues, Jan 20 6:30pm Museum Courtyard
National Geographic’s “Quest for the Atocha.” A video exploration of Mel Fisher’s search for the famed 1622 galleon, filmed as it happened! Q&A with members of Treasure Salvors’ “Golden Crew.”
Tues, Jan 27 6:30pm Museum Courtyard
Treasure & Tragedy: The History of the 1622 Fleet. Discover the story of the fleet from the time the Atocha was built, to the 1622 disaster, and through the many decades of Spanish salvage that followed. Presented by Corey Malcom, museum archaeologist.
Tue, Feb 3 6:30pm Museum Courtyard
The Search for the Atocha in Pictures. Take a photographic journey through Mel Fisher’s 1970s and 1980s search for the Atocha. A picture really is worth a thousand words! Presented by Don Kincaid, photographer
Tues, Feb 10 6:30pm Museum Courtyard
Coins & Treasure of the Lost Galleons of the 1622 Fleet. Back by popular demand! Join the author of one of our most popular books on the subject of coins, Treasure Coins of the Nuestra Senora de Atocha and the Santa Margarita. Presented by Carole Tedesco, numismatist.
Tues, Feb 17 6:30pm Museum Lab
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.
Tues, Feb 24 6:30pm Museum Lab
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.
Tues, March 3 9:30-11:30 Museum Library
Solving a Sunken Mystery: The 450th Anniversary of the Wreck of the Santa Clara. An in-depth review of the archaeology and history of this unparalleled, early-colonial time capsule. Explore artifacts firsthand! ($25 per person.) Presented by Corey Malcom, museum archaeologist.
Sun, March 22 4:00pm Memorial Service Key West African Cemetery, Higgs Beach
In conjunction with The International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade.
June, 18-21 Key West Africana Festival
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. www.eventbrite.com $$
Mon, July 20 “We found it!” Celebration TBA
Sun August 23 4:00pm Key West African Cemetery, Higgs Beach
In conjunction with The International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its abolition.
The 5th annual Maritime Heritage Symposium presented in partnership with the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. Historians and archaeologists present the latest, cutting-edge research into the maritime heritage of the Florida Keys. See it here first!