Historical Preservation Society of the Upper Keys

    P.O. Box 2200     Key Largo, FL 33037



NEWSLETTER FOR September 2018

Jerry Wilkinson, President


Our September program will be Monday, September 10th at the Keys History & Discovery Center, mm 82.1 (on the property of the Islander Resort) from 5:30-7:30 pm.    We will be gathering for a ribbon-cutting at the Jerry Wilkinson Research Library and a celebration of HPSUK President Jerry Wilkinson’s 90th birthday!    The evening will feature a presentation celebrating Jerry’s decades of historical preservation contributions, collecting and sharing the history of the Upper Keys.  Jerry has donated his extensive collection to the Florida Keys History and Discovery Foundation for the creation of a research library which now bears his name.  Please RSVP to info@keysdiscovery.com or 305-922-2237.


Last month's program was a presentation on the history of the Christ of the Deep underwater statue given by HPSUK President Jerry Wilkinson.  We had 26 in attendance. 


The books “Images of Key Largo” and “Images of Islamorada” will be available at our meeting for $22 each.  We also have copies of the hardcover “Images of Marathon: The Middle Keys” for $25 and K Wilkinson’s book “It Had to Be You” for $15.  If you would like them mailed someplace, just add $3 to the listed price to cover the cost of shipping.  As a new benefit, paid members receive $1 off all book purchases!  All book sales help the Historical Society continue to keep our local history alive.


This month we are pleased to welcome new member Sonja Lopez of Tavernier.  The Society thanks you for joining our efforts. 


Membership renewals were due at the first of the year.  Thank you to those who have already renewed.  Our membership box will be at the front desk at our meeting so we can assist you with your renewal. You will also find information below about how to renew your membership through the mail.  We now send an electronic version of our newsletter.  If you would like to receive the email version, make sure you include your email address when you renew or send a request to Erin Muir at erindmuir@gmail.com.   


Historical Preservation Society of the Upper Keys, Inc.

Post Office Box 2200 Key Largo, Florida 33037 Phone (305) 896-6526


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