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Calendar of Events for February, 2020

  
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Historical "TROLLEY TOUR THROUGH TIME"
February 01 2020 Time: Saturday 10:00 am
Whale Harbor Restaurant located at 83413 Overseas Highway, Islamorada,
A monitor is located at the front of the trolley showing over ninety photos of the past as you see them as they are today. Tours take approximately one hour. Call for reservations as seating is limited. Adults are $20.00 a person, children six and under are free. A pop up shop by MHT volunteers will provide information, books, t-shirts, historic photographs and memorabilia for sale. Join us for a colorful and much acclaimed historical tour on the islands of Islamorada. Enjoy an enlightening trolley ride through time. Special tours can be arranged for groups. For more information or reservations contact Barbara at 305-393-0940.

"TROLLEY TOUR THROUGH TIME"
February 08 2020 Time: Saturday 10:00 am
Whale Harbor Restaurant located at 83413 Overseas Highway, Islamorada,
A monitor is located at the front of the trolley showing over ninety photos of the past as you see them as they are today. Tours take approximately one hour. Call for reservations as seating is limited. Adults are $20.00 a person, children six and under are free. A pop up shop by MHT volunteers will provide information, books, t-shirts, historic photographs and memorabilia for sale. Join us for a colorful and much acclaimed historical tour on the islands of Islamorada. Enjoy an enlightening trolley ride through time. Special tours can be arranged for groups. For more information or reservations contact Barbara at 305-393-0940.

"TROLLEY TOUR THROUGH TIME"
February 15 2020 Time: Saturday 10:00 am
Whale Harbor Restaurant located at 83413 Overseas Highway, Islamorada,
A monitor is located at the front of the trolley showing over ninety photos of the past as you see them as they are today. Tours take approximately one hour. Call for reservations as seating is limited. Adults are $20.00 a person, children six and under are free. A pop up shop by MHT volunteers will provide information, books, t-shirts, historic photographs and memorabilia for sale. Special tours can be arranged for groups. For more information or reservations contact Barbara at 305-393-0940.

KEY WEST FIRST SUCCESSFUL FARMING ENTERPRISE & THE ICONIC SANDY CORNISH BY JEFF STOTTS
February 18 2020 Time: TUESDAY 6:30 PM
Island Community Church, 83250 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada
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. In the late 1840s, Cornish was one of the richest men in Key West and a leader of the African-American community. 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.

"TROLLEY TOUR THROUGH TIME"
February 22 2020 Time: Saturday 10:00 am
Whale Harbor Restaurant located at 83413 Overseas Highway, Islamorada,
A monitor is located at the front of the trolley showing over ninety photos of the past as you see them as they are today. Tours take approximately one hour. Call for reservations as seating is limited. Adults are $20.00 a person, children six and under are free. A pop up shop by MHT volunteers will provide information, books, t-shirts, historic photographs and memorabilia for sale. Join us for a colorful and much acclaimed historical tour on the islands of Islamorada. Enjoy an enlightening trolley ride through time. Special tours can be arranged for groups. For more information or reservations contact Barbara at 305-393-0940.

"TROLLEY TOUR THROUGH TIME"
February 29 2020 Time: Saturday 10:00 am
Whale Harbor Restaurant located at 83413 Overseas Highway, Islamorada,
A monitor is located at the front of the trolley showing over ninety photos of the past as you see them as they are today. Tours take approximately one hour. Call for reservations as seating is limited. Adults are $20.00 a person, children six and under are free. A pop up shop by MHT volunteers will provide information, books, t-shirts, historic photographs and memorabilia for sale. Join us for a colorful and much acclaimed historical tour on the islands of Islamorada. Enjoy an enlightening trolley ride through time. Special tours can be arranged for groups. For more information or reservations contact Barbara at 305-393-0940.

 
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