Florida Keys History Center

The Florida Keys History Center is dedicated to the stewardship, knowledge, and understanding of the historic, cultural, and ecological diversity of the Florida Keys. Archival materials include newspapers, maps, images, and genealogy resources.

Located in the Key West Library

(305) 809-5260

Hours of Operation

Monday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Tuesday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

Mobile Printing Link

Florida Keys History News

  • Today in Keys History – December 2, 2023

    1984 – John Meek, the “Iguana Man,” died at the age of 75. Meek and his pet iguanas were favorites at the Mallory Square sunset celebration.

  • Today in Keys History – December 1, 2023

    1987 – Delbert Layton, former mayor and founder of the City of Layton on Long Key, died at age 81.

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