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For Immediate Release:
March 09, 2011

Media Contact:
Cathy Guerra
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The Deering Estate at Cutler Hosts Archaeology Day in Celebration of Florida Archaeology Month


(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 
Each year in March, statewide programs and events celebrating Florida Archaeology Month are designed to encourage Floridians and visitors to learn more about the archaeology and history of the state, and to preserve these important parts of Florida's rich cultural heritage. In celebration of Florida Archaeology Month, the Deering Estate at Cutler will host "Archaeology Day" on Saturday, March 19th from 10 am to 4 pm. There will be a variety of programs and activities for the entire family such as: lectures by prominent archaeologists, "Book Nook by the Bay", an Artist Village Workshop, and walking tours of the historic Tekesta Trail to the Cutler Burial Mound. For the full schedule of programs and activities, please visit the Deering Estate website.

All programs and activities are free with regular Estate admission - $12 for adults and $7 for children (ages 4-14). Food and beverages from the Mango Café will be available for an additional fee.

About the Deering Estate at Cutler
The Deering Estate at Cutler, a Miami-Dade County Park, is located at 16701 SW 72 Avenue in Miami. This 444-acre natural and archeological preserve and historic site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and serves as a center for education, culture and recreation. Historic house tours are offered daily with admission to the Estate. EcoAdventure Tours are also offered throughout the year for an additional fee. For more information on the Deering Estate's educational and cultural programs, please visit www.deeringestate.org.


 

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