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Calendar of Events for January, 2018

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Archaeology of the Florida Keys by Sara Ayers-Rigsby
January 22 2018 Time: Monday 6:30 pm FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Island Community Church, mm 83
The subject will be on South Florida which has been an incredible place to live for about 14,000 years. How have people been using the landscape of the Keys from this period to modern day? In this lecture, Florida Public Archaeology Network will discuss the archaeology of the Florida Keys, including tools, food, and animals people would have used and encountered in the past. There will also be a brief overview of modern work in the area, including current research being undertaken by universities in Florida. Florida Public Archaeology Network will also detail some of our efforts following Hurricane Irma to document archaeological sites in the Keys that were impacted by the storm. Sara Ayers-Rigsby specializes in cultural resources management and historic preservation. Prior to beginning her role as Southeast/Southwest Regional Director, she spent 10 years working as an archaeologist throughout the United States, with a regional focus on the archaeology of the southeast and Mid Atlantic. She earned her M.A. in Archaeology for Screen Media from the University of Bristol, UK, and her B.A. in Classical Archaeology from Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland. She is certified as a member of the Register of Professional Archaeologists (RPA). Her research interests include public outreach and archaeology, archaeological compliance legislation, and industrial archaeology in Florida. She loves visiting state parks, historical sites, and house museums in south Florida and is always thrilled to talk to others about them. For more information call Barbara at 305-393-0940.

"29 Points of Interest" Historical Trolley Tour on the islands of Islamorada
January 27 2018 Time: Saturday 10:00 am
Islamorada Moose Lodge, 81573 Old Hwy.
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 monitor is located towards the front of the trolley showing photos of the past, as you see them as they are today. 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.

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