April 20, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Custom House
281 Front St
Key West, FL 33040
$5 - $10
Adele Williams
305 295 6616 Ext 115
Archaeology of the Cold War in South Florida @ Custom House | Key West | Florida | United States
Presented by Sara Ayers-Rigsby.

Join Sara Ayers-Rigsby, Director of the Florida Public Archaeology Network at Florida Atlantic University, for a presentation that will explore former top secret sites associated with the Cold War that were located in the Everglades and throughout South Florida. These overgrown, forgotten sites served as the front-lines during this fascinating period, when “quiet residential neighborhoods were havens for undercover operatives while the swamps and forests served as training grounds.”  Cold War archaeology can involve documenting massive government sites or small backyard bomb shelters.  Learn about Cold War era sites in Miami and participate in a discussion about Cold War archaeology—in the Keys, the influx of CIA operatives led to traffic jams!