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Calendar of Events for February, 2017

  
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"29 POINTS OF INTEREST" Historical Trolley tours on the islands of Islamorada
February 04 2017 Time: Saturday 10:00 am & 11:30 am
Islamorada Moose Lodge, 81573 Old Highway
The tours will take approximately one hour. Reservations are recommended due to demand. Tickets may be purchased on site. Adults are $15.00 a person, children six and under are free. A staffed tent by MHT volunteers will be at the Islamorada Moose Lodge to provide information, ticket purchase for the tours, books, t-shirts, historic photographs and memorabilia for sale. Join us for a colorful and much acclaimed historical tour featuring 29 Points of Interest on the Islands of Islamorada. Enjoy an enlightening trolley ride through time. For more information or reservations contact Barbara Edgar at 305-393-0940.

'29 POINTS OF INTEREST" Historical Trolley Tours on the islands of Islamorada
February 11 2017 Time: Saturday 10:00 am & 11:30 am
Islamorada Moose Lodge, 81573 Old Highway
The tours will take approximately one hour. Reservations are recommended due to demand. Tickets may be purchased on site. Adults are $15.00 a person, children six and under are free. A staffed tent by MHT volunteers will be at the Islamorada Moose Lodge to provide information, ticket purchase for the tours, books, t-shirts, historic photographs and memorabilia for sale. Join us for a colorful and much acclaimed historical tour featuring 29 Points of Interest on the Islands of Islamorada. Enjoy an enlightening trolley ride through time. For more information or reservations contact Barbara Edgar at 305-393-0940.

'29 POINTS OF INTEREST" Historical Trolley Tours the islands of Islamorada
February 18 2017 Time: Saturday 10:00 am & 11:30 am
Islamorada Moose Lodge, 81573 Old Highway
The tours will take approximately one hour. Reservations are recommended due to demand. Tickets may be purchased on site. Adults are $15.00 a person, children six and under are free. A staffed tent by MHT volunteers will be at the Islamorada Moose Lodge to provide information, ticket purchase for the tours, books, t-shirts, historic photographs and memorabilia for sale. Join us for a colorful and much acclaimed historical tour featuring 29 Points of Interest on the Islands of Islamorada. Enjoy an enlightening trolley ride through time. For more information or reservations contact Barbara Edgar at 305-393-0940.

KEY WEST FIRST RECORDED SUCCESSFUL FARMING ENTERPRISE & the ICONIC SANDY CORNISH by Jeff Stotts
February 20 2017 Time: Monday, 6:30 pm
Island Community Church, mm 83
FREE Audio/visual presentation. Sandy Corish was born a slave in Maryland in about 1793 and migrated to Florida in 1839. He was an African American farmer, business person, and civic leader in Key West. He was a former slave who had purchased his freedom, and to prevent being returned to slavery, he publicly maimed himself. Sandy Cornish's farm was an iconic part of Key West during the middle 1800's. It was a prominent fixture on U.S. government survey maps and was introduced to the world in one of the leading horticultural magazines of the era. Dignitaries visiting the island were told of the farm. He had a personal visit from the first treasury secretary who issued the first one-dollar bill as a legal tender, the Chief Justice of US and a member of the president’s personal staff. He is mentioned in union soldier’s diaries and was seated on main stages of ceremonies and parades. His church was one of the only ones that was part of a general order by the US army to build. He grew both temperate and tropical food crops and more. In the late 1840s, Cornish was one of the richest men in Key West and a leader of the African-American community. Guest speaker Jeff Stotts is a classically trained environmental horticulturalist through the University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Science, Florida Master Gardener (1992), Monroe County Horticultural Programs, Tropical fruit growing and research UF; inventor of the Florida Keys Tropical Fruit Fiesta; and arborist (ISA). He started out as growing and planting coastal marine plants, including mangroves for state of Florida revegetation/mitigation projects and more. Jeff is a Florida Keys back country nature guide, boat captain and researcher of African-American and Ethnobotanical history in the Florida Keys. For more information call Barbara at 305-393-0940. The presentation is free and open to the public.

NAUTICAL FLEE MARKET
February 25 2017 to February 26 2017 Time: 8 am to 5 pm
Founder's Park, mile marker 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 history brochures of our area and 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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