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Calendar of Events for September, 2018

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Labor Day Service
September 03 2018 Time: Monday, 9:00 am
Florida Keys Memorial (Islamorada Hurricane Monument) mm 81.5
Please join the Matecumbe Historical Trust for their annual Labor Day service on Monday, September 3rd at 9:00 a.m. to honor those who lost their lives in the Hurricane of September 2, 1935. The service will include the invocation, recognition of special guest, presentation of colors, singing of the National Anthem and America the Beautiful, guest speakers, history of the hurricane, the placing of the memorial wreath, taps and the benediction. Each year we pay tribute to the civilians and war veterans who perished. The service is open to the public. The wreath is sponsored by Centennial Bank. For more information please contact Barbara at 305-393-0940.

THE KEYS WORST HURRICANES from the Irving R Eyster collection
September 17 2018 Time: Monday, 6:30 pm
Island Community Church, mm 83
The Matecumbe Historical Trust will host a free audio-visual presentation on Monday, September 17th at 6:30 PM in Island Community Church, Islamorada MM 83. The presentation will be on The Keys Worst Hurricanes from the Irving R Eyster collection. An audio-visual presentation from Irving Eyster’s collection will be show on several of our local Hurricanes starting with the 1733 Spanish Treasure Fleet and leading up to the 1935 Hurricane and Hurricane Donna in 1960. Almost 500 hundred died and the railway was washed into history during the 1935 Labor Day Hurricane. During Hurricane Donna Marathon was over fifty percent destroyed, the village of Craig was missing, Upper and Lower Matecumbe were ninety percent destroyed, Windley and Plantation Key were in bad shape as was Tavernier. Approaches to three bridges were gone and the Tea Table Relief bridge had a ninety foot section missing. These were some of the most destructive hurricanes in Florida Keys history with the 1935 Hurricane being the strongest storm ever recorded. The presentation is free and open to the public. For more information call Barbara at 305-393-0940

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