Gateways to the Caribbean: Mapping the Florida-Cuban Connection
- September 13, 2017
- Admission: Free for members or with paid museum admission.
- Venue: Museum of Arts & Sciences
- Location: Museum of Arts & Sciences
- Address: 352 South Nova Road Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Join Rodney Kite-Powell, Director of the Touchton Map Library and the Saunders Foundation Curator of History at the Tampa Bay History Center, for a talk outlining the many connections and similarities between Cuba and Florida over the past 500 years. Cuba's role as Spain's "Key to the Caribbean" and Florida's position as both the southernmost state in the continental United States and the northernmost area of the Caribbean allowed both to serve as gateways to the New World. Since the 1850s, Florida and Cuba have been bound together through business, cultural, and family ties that still endure to this day, despite over 50 years of political and ideological separation.