History of Islamorada and The Florida Keys
The Matecumbe Historical Trust Corp. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the education, history and preservation of the Florida Keys.
Our Mission: To enrich the lives of Florida Keys residents and visitors by providing them with the region's history, artifacts, photographs and other historically significant resources.
Our Vision: To preserve the history of the Florida Keys by building the Irving R. Eyster Museum which will display and house historical artifacts, documents and memorabilia.
About Irving R. Eyster
Florida Keys Historian & Archaeologist
Irving Eyster taught archaeology at FIU and University of Miami; anthropology at Miami-Dade Community College and was a Dade County archaeologist for two years. He is a member of the Society of Professional Archaeologists and served on the Historic Florida Keys Preservation Board for 16 years. He is president of Matecumbe Historical Trust. His books include: Indian Key, Handbook of South Florida Archaeology, and Islamorada and more. His newest book is Dr. Jeremiah Reade Explores Florida in 1882 - 1883. Learn more at FloridaKeysHistorian.com.