Please note: All Library branches will be closed on Monday, May 27, in observation of Memorial Day.

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 – May 24, 2024

    1953 – The Lower Keys Property Association held a gala “Lights On!” celebration to hail the advent of electricity on Big Pine Key. Over 400 Keys residents came together at the Old Wooden Bridge Fishing Camp on Doctor’s Arm for the event.

  • Today in Keys History – May 23, 2024

    1900 – In a race on Key West’s Barracks Beach, a horse owned by Col. J.C. Whalton handily defeated another owned by Alex F. Fleming.

Florida History Services

Florida Keys History Resources

Florida History Images