Hosted by the Matecumbe Historical Trust, Dr. John Nordt will speak about the history of South Florida in the 19th century as told with various maps of Florida. He will include a discussion of hydrology and the Everglades, where the body of water comes from and what a unique ecology we have here in South Florida.

His lecture begins with understanding how maps have influenced our childhood and adulthood. He spent weekends in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s in Islamorada. His parents owned a Red Cross house next to Warren Russell’s, one of the original conch families.

Maps line his office and home and books line his shelves. Dr. Nordt is a board certified specialist in orthopedic surgery. He was a full time Instructor at the University of Miami and worked with the Miami Dolphins. He is an historian, active in the Historical Museum of Miami and the Map Fair.

For more information call Irving or Jeane Eyster at 305-664-9504.

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