Tuesday, April 2, 12:30 – 1:30 pm
Location: The Oldest House Garden – 322 Duval Street, Key West, FL
Karl will discuss Francis Watlington, his wife Emeline and their nine daughters. Genealogical research conducted over the past several years has revealed their life stories, some unusual, all interesting. The story of Key West is reflected by this family’s history in the Oldest House.
Admission: $10, OIRF members $5 PURCHASE TICKETS HERE
Water and soft drinks will be available for sale.
About the Presenter
Karl Reutling has been volunteer Docent and Historian for several years at the Oldest House Museum at 322 Duval Street. Through his efforts at finding the truth in history, he has revised and developed the narrative of the Oldest House and its occupants from its 1820s construction to its 1970s preservation. The history of Key West is parallel to the history of it Oldest House.
Karl is a volunteer researcher for the Historic Florida Keys Foundation, he guides tours at the Historic Key West Cemetery, and is on the Board of Directors of the Key West Maritime Historical Society.