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Free lecture at the Deering Estate in partnership with the Archaeological Society of Southern Florida

"The Archaeology, Architecture, Art and Culture of Northern Spain"

MIAMI (February 18, 2016)

In partnership with the Archaeological Society of Southern Florida, the Deering Estate presents a free lecture on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm. Lectures are held in the Visitor Center Theatre at the Deering Estate located at 16701 SW 72 Avenue.

Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 7:00 pm
Topic: "The Archaeology, Architecture, Art and Culture of Northern Spain"

Presenter: Professor Mario Ferrante
Location: Deering Estate, Visitor Center Theatre; FREE & open to the public.

Professor Ferrante’s interesting presentation of the Spanish provinces of Castilla and Leon, La Mancha, and Segovia, with highlights of the capital Madrid, its Monuments, culture, and Museums; La Mancha its landscapes, windmills and the medieval city of Toledo; as well as Segovia with its well preserved Roman and Early Medieval Archaeological structures and the northern Segovial town of Sacramenia where the Miamian "Ancient Spanish Monastery" originated from.

Mario Ferrante has over 20 years of experience as a Science Museums Director of Exhibits and Curator of Natural History and Archaeological artifacts. His lecturing experience includes teaching at Nova University, Florida International University and Miami Dade College. Born in Vienna, Austria, he speaks fluent English, Spanish, German and Italian languages.  He is a cultural historian, an explorer, world traveler and an expert photographer.

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.

About the Deering Estate
The 450+ acre Deering Estate is an environmental, archaeological and historical preserve. From canoe tours to bird walks and guided nature hikes, the Deering Estate has diverse activities for the whole family to enjoy. The Estate is part of the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Space Department, which manages the Estate on behalf of the State of Florida.

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