Adventures in History
A documentary short film
00:19:36 running time
Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon, and Key West, Florida
Brian King, Sun King Studio
Producer & Writer
Adventures in History is a documentary short film that reflects on the importance of unearthing history and the unlikely quest of a single man. Interviewed shortly before his 93rd birthday, historian Jerry Wilkinson recalls how he discovered the Florida Keys and set out to rescue its rich heritage before it could be forgotten. Joined by wife Mary Lou, he traveled the state for years as they hunted down elusive documents and clues. Not content to simply research, he shared what he discovered through hundreds of presentations, historical reenactments, books, articles, film, and the internet. In the process, he became a local legend. With the participation of colleagues from Florida Keys museums and archives, Adventures in History provides a look into the life of a singularly curious and charismatic adventurer.
Download the film's Electronic Press Kit
Learn about the Jerry Wilkinson Research Library on the Florida Keys History & Discovery Center's website.