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Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events for February, 2016

  
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"29 POINTS OF INTEREST" HISTORICAL TROLLEY TOURS
February 06 2016 Time: Sat 10 am, 11:30 am, 1:00 pm
Islamorada Moose Lodge 81573 Old Highway
The Matecumbe Historical Trust will give guided trolley tours with “29 Points of Interest” throughout Islamorada Saturday, starting at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1 pm. Space is limited. Advance reservations are suggested. The tours take approximately one hour. Tickets may be purchased on site or in advance by calling 305-393-0940. Adults are $15, children six and under are free. Join us for a colorful and much acclaimed historical tour. Enjoy an enlightening trolley ride through time. A tent staffed by MHT volunteers will be at the Islamorada Moose Lodge to provide information, ticket purchase for the tours, T-shirts, historic photographs and memorabilia for sale. For more information, contact Barbara Edgar at 305-393-0940

"29 POINTS OF INTEREST" HISTORICAL TROLLEY TOURS
February 13 2016 Time: Sat 10 am - 2:00
Islamorada Moose Lodge 81573 Old Highway
The Matecumbe Historical Trust will give guided trolley tours with “29 Points of Interest” throughout Islamorada Saturday, starting at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1 pm. Space is limited. Advance reservations are suggested. The tours take approximately one hour. Tickets may be purchased on site or in advance by calling 305-393-0940. Adults are $15, children six and under are free. Join us for a colorful and much acclaimed historical tour. Enjoy an enlightening trolley ride through time. A tent staffed by MHT volunteers will be at the Islamorada Moose Lodge to provide information, ticket purchase for the tours, T-shirts, historic photographs and memorabilia for sale. For more information, contact Barbara Edgar at 305-393-0940

THE SEARCH & RECOVERY OF THE FAMOUS SPANISH GALLEON THE ATOCHA
February 15 2016 Time: Monday, 6:30 pm
Island Community Church, mm 83
Onett Johnson of Mel Fisher Treasurers presentation will be an audio-visual and video. Atocha artifacts will be on display. In the summer of 1622 a convoy of 28 Spanish ships sailed out of Havana on their journey back home. The galleon Atocha was heavily loaded with the lion’s share of the treasure from the New World – gold, silver, emeralds and religious artifacts. The fleet was struck by a violent hurricane, sinking eight ships, including the Atocha and the Santa Margarita. Incredibly, after Mel Fisher had done the hard work of finding the treasure, the State of Florida and the United States Government claimed they owned it all. Deputies were sent to Key West to confiscate the artifacts. Mel Fisher sued them both, and after 111 court cases, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that Mel Fisher owned the Atocha, and had exclusive rights to continue searching the site for artifacts. So far, $550 million in artifacts have been recovered. Led by Mel Fisher’s son Kim Fisher, the Mel Fisher Divers are still at work searching the ten-mile trail for the other half of the ship which values at more than $288 million. Onett Johnson joined the Mel Fisher Team full time as part of investor relations. He now dives the site on a regular basis. The presentation is free and open to the public. For more information contact Barbara at 305-393-0940.

NAUTICAL FLEE MARKET
February 20 2016 to February 21 2016 Time: Sat & Sun 8 am - 5 pm
Islamorada Founder's Park, mm 86.8
The Matecumbe Historical Trust will be located at booth #307 at the Nautical Flee Market. The trust will be handing out self guided historical brochures showing many points of interest of our area. We will also be selling t-shirts, historic photos, books, and other memorabilia. Please help support our cause of preserving our vast Florida Keys History. For more information please call Barbara at 305-393-0940

 
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