A board member of the Archaeological Society of the Miami Museum of Science, also a member of the Miami Institute of Maya Studies (1968/1984). Worked in the field with professional archaeologist until moving to Jupiter, Florida in 1985. As an avocational archaeologist, Richard spent the last 17 years in the historic period searching for the Battle of Loxahatchee site and Major William Lauderdale's Tennessee Volunteer encampment. Richard's book "Guns Across the Loxahatchee" is a record of that work. Currently (8 1/2 years) serving on the Palm Beach County Historic Resources Review Board, which oversees Historic Preservation for Palm Beach County. On the Board of the Loxahatchee River Historical Society formerly known as the Florida History Center & Museum in Jupiter and alos on the Board of the Archaeological and Historical Conservancy, Inc, a non-profit organization that works to protect archaeological and historic sites. Richard is an active member of the Florida Historical Society, the Seminole Wars Historic Foundation, the Southeast Florida Archaeological Society, the Town of Jupiter's History Website Committee, and a liason with Jupiter's Historic Review Board. As an advocate for this history, Richard Procyk has lectured at museums, schools, and universities; and was on the faculty of Palm Beach Community College for three years teaching Florida history, specializing in the Seminole Wars. Richard also taught Florida history at Jupiter High School for two years.