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For Immediate Release:
January 20, 2015
Media Contact:
Cathy Guerra
ferrec@miamidade.gov
305-235-1668

Free Lecture at the Deering Estate at Cutler: ''The History of Elliot Key, Biscayne Bay, Key Biscayne and Coconut Grove''


(MIAMI, January 20, 2015) - In partnership with the Archaeological Society of Southern Florida, the Deering Estate at Cutler presents a free lecture on the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. Lectures are held in the Visitor Center Theatre at the Deering Estate at Cutler located at 16701 SW 72 Avenue. The lectures are free and open to the public.

Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 7 p.m.
Topic: “The History of Elliot Key, Biscayne Bay, Key Biscayne and Coconut Grove”
Presenter: Dr. John Nordt
Visitor Center Theatre; FREE and open to the public.

The February lecture features the history of Elliot Key, Biscayne Bay, Key Biscayne, Coconut Grove and the upper Keys.  Dr. John Nordt’s presentation focuses on the late 19th century, revealing several dynamic characters that played significant roles in the period from 1895 to 1990.  Biscayne Bay and the upper Keys transition and evolve from wrecking, to agriculture, to land development and culminating in a national park.

Dr. Nordt, board certified orthopedic surgeon, former University of Miami instructor, Miami Dolphins physician, and historian lived in Islamorada when he was a young boy and personally knew some of the people in this presentation.
   
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. Natural areas tours are offered daily at 12:30 pm (October – May). 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.

About the Archaeological Society of Southern Florida
The Archaeological Society of Southern Florida (ASSF) was established in 1949. The ASSF operates as a non-profit, volunteer organization which acts as a support mechanism for the office of the Miami-Dade County Archaeologist, serves as a focal point for local archaeology enthusiasts and professionals in the field, and helps to promote knowledge and appreciation of native archaeological and historical sites in the South Florida area.