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Calendar of Events for July, 2016

  
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"29 POINTS OF INTEREST" Historical Trolley Tours
July 16 2016 Time: Saturday 10:00 AM
Islamorada Moose Lodge, 81573 Old Hwy, Islamorada
The Matecumbe Historical Trust will give “29 Points of Interest” historical Trolley Tours on the islands of Islamorada Saturday, July 16th at the Islamorada Moose Lodge, MM 81.5 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 contact Barbara Edgar at 305-393-0940.

THE HISTORY OF CUBA AND THE FLORIDA KEYS BY RAFAEL PENALVER
July 18 2016 Time: Monday, 6:30 PM FREE
Islamorada Community Church, MM 83
Guest speaker Rafael Penalver will give an overview of the history of Cuba and Florida - with special emphases on the role played by Key West and the Keys, follow the history of the Island Nation and its impact on Florida from the Spanish exploration and colonial rule, to the struggles for independence, Cuba’s independence movement and to the legacy of Jose Marti, the Spanish American war, the Cuban Republic, the Castro Revolution, separation and exile, the Bay of Pigs, the Cold War and Cuban Missile Crisis, the Mariel Exodus, the Post-Soviet era and the influence of Florida’s Cuban-American community. Rafael Penalver is president of Key West’s historic San Carlos Institute. Penalver, a native of Cuba, came to the United States in 1961. He graduated from the University of Miami Law School and practices law in Florida and Washington, DC. Lecture is free and open to the public. For additional information please contact Barbara Edgar at 305-393-0940.

 
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