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The Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Society is a
501 (c)(3) accredited,
not-for-profit organization existing for the purpose of accumulating and disseminating information; providing educational services to the public on maritime and colonial activity in the New World and preserving maritime culture resources.

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Mel Fisher Museum Celebrates 500 Years of Florida History

Cuban Treasure with Artist Sandra Ramos Una Raza
Feb 22, 2014  6-8pm
This reception, presented in partnership with Una Raza, TSKW, and La Habana Key West International Exchange 2014, features the work of Cuban artist Sandra Ramos.  Museum Open House. Cash Bar. Public Welcome.

Wreck of the Pirate-Slaver Guerrero
March 6 at 6:30pm
MFMM recently opened its new Pirates & the New World exhibit, featuring the real pirates of the Caribbean. Join museum archaeologist Corey Malcom as he “reveals history” with a multi-media story about the Wreck of the Guerrero, the Cuban pirate-slaver which sank in 1827.  Museum Courtyard.  Chairs provided.  Public Welcome. Free Lecture.

The Science of Shipwrecks
March 13 at 6:30pm
MFMM recently opened its new Science of Shipwrecks exhibit, featuring a behind-the-scenes look at the excavation and conservation of shipwrecks. Join museum archaeologist Corey Malcom as he “reveals history” with a multi-media look at the Spanish galleon, Santa Clara, which sank in 1564.  This wreck is the focus of the museum’s ongoing research. Museum Courtyard.  Chairs provided.  Public Welcome.  Free Lecture.

Key West African & South Beach Cemeteries
March 20 at 6:30pm
MFMM has been active in revealing the story of the Key West African Cemetery at Higgs Beach since 2002, and it is home to an exhibit that tells its story. Join museum archaeologist Corey Malcom as he “reveals history” with a multi-media story of the Key West African Cemetery at Higgs Beach and the lesser known South Beach Cemeteries. Museum Courtyard.  Chairs provided.  Public Welcome. Free Lecture.

Spanish Colonial Coins
April 3 at 6:30pm
MFMM recently opened its new Coins of the New World exhibit, the story behind the now infamous ‘pieces of eight.’  Join MFMM’s guest lecturer Carol Tedesco, author “Treasure Coins of the Nuestra Senora de Atocha and the Santa Margarita,” as she shares her extensive knowledge about the coins found at the shipwrecks Atocha and Santa Margarita.  Museum Coin Gallery.  Chairs provided.  Public Welcome. Free Lecture.

Xena Fund Pet Stroll
April 22 at 6pm
Sign up for the event begins at 5 pm in four costumed categories: Adult, Child, Pet Look-A-Like, and Group. The suggested donation for the Stroll is $10 per pet entered. All pets must be leashed or otherwise under the control of the pet owner.  For more information, visit XenaFund.com

Songwriters Festival
May 9 at 4pm
Join with as the Key West Songwriter’s Festival celebrates its 19th year.  The festival revolves around five days and nights of more than 20 free shows, staged at an array of venues.  MFMM hosts on May 9th. No Admission. Cash Bar.  Performer TBD.

Turtle Museum Days
Every Saturday May 2014
Noon to 2pm
Meet the organizations that work year-round in the Florida Keys to ensure the history, health, and welfare of sea turtles.  Learn about the work of the Turtle Hospital, Save a Turtle, Key West Wildlife Center, and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.  Presented in conjunction with International Sea Turtle Day, May 23, 2014.


For More Education Programs, CLICK HERE, or contact the Museum Archaeologist at 305-294-6233 ext 22.

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9:30 - 5:00

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200 Greene Street
Key West, Florida 33040
305.294.2633
office@melfisher.org

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