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INDIAN KEY: THE RISE AND FALL OF A WRECKING EMPIRE.
August 18 2014 Time: 6:30 Monday
Island Community Church, MM83
The Matecumbe Historical Trust will host this month lecture on Monday, August 18th at 6:30 pm at Island Community Church, MM 83. Our Guest Speaker will be Thomas Lockyear who will give a presentation on INDIAN KEY: Rise and Fall of a Wrecking Empire. Thomas Lockyear will discuss the colorful history of Indian Key and its role in the politics and economy of the Florida Keys under wrecking entrepreneur Jacob Housman – from its role as the original seat of Dade County to its demise following the massacre during the 2nd Seminole War. Thomas Lockyear is a storyteller and historian at the Key West Shipwreck Treasures Museum. Since relocating from his native Wisconsin in 2005, Mr. Lockyear has worked extensively with museums throughout the Florida Keys including the History of Diving Museum, Pigeon Key, Flagler Station Historeum, and the Pirate Soul Museum. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Madison, Mr. Lockyear is an artist, writer and lover of local history. Carrying this passion to his work as a costumed character and re-enactor, he is an enthusiastic participant in living history events and educational outreach throughout our community. He currently resides in Big Pine Key with his wife and two-year-old son. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information please contact Barbara Edgar at 305-393-0940.

 
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