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For Immediate Release:
September 20, 2011

Media Contact:
Cathy Guerra

Free Lecture "An Everglades Cultural History" at the Deering Estate at Cutler

(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 
In partnership with the Archaeological Society of Southern Florida, the Deering Estate at Cutler presents a free lecture on the 2nd Thursday of each month. The next lecture is scheduled for Thursday, October 13th at 7:00 pm in the Visitor Center Auditorium at the Deering Estate.

Thursday, October 13, 2011 at 7:00 pm
Topic: "An Everglades Cultural History"
Presenter: Bob Carr, Executive Director of the Archaeological and Historical Conservancy, Inc.
Visitor Center Auditorium; Free & open to the public.

The Everglades is a two million acre wetland ecosystem that reaches from central Florida, near Orlando, all the way south to Florida Bay. Dubbed the "river of grass", originally, the Greater Everglades Ecosystem had a large diversity of habitats connected by wetlands and water bodies. Since the 1800's, human actions have been altering the Everglades landscape.

Bob Carr's lecture will feature highlights of the history of the Everglades. It will be a preview for one of his soon to be published books, "An Everglades Cultural History." Currently the Executive Director of the Archaeological and Historical Conservancy, Inc., Bob Carr's career spans over thirty years. As Dade County's first archaeologist, he was instrumental in the implementation of the Historical Sites Preservation Ordinance. A prolific writer, from trade periodicals to technical reports, Bob will update us on his recent work.

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 at 10:30 am & 3:00 pm 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 Deering Estate.


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