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Free lecture at the Deering Estate

MIAMI (September 16, 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. The lecture on Thursday, October 13, 2016 is "Why I Collect Maps: How They Relate to Historical Events in Florida."

Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 7:00 pm
Topic: "Why I Collect Maps: How They Relate to Historical Events in Florida"
Presenter: Dr. John Nordt
Deering Estate, Visitor Center Theatre; FREE & open to the public.

Dr. John Nordt will give a wide-ranging talk about what old maps can tell us about the events which literally shaped the land where we live, touching on the interrelated topics of family history, the Seminole Wars and the hydrology of Florida, with particular focus on Lake Okeechobee. Learn about unexpected outposts of the Underground Railroad in Florida, where runaway slaves forged close alliances with the Seminoles. See glimpses of the early landscape through the perceptions of Everglades explorer Hugh Willoughby, Seminole Wars General William S. Harney and industrialist-real estate developer Hamilton Disston.

Dr. John C. Nordt III is a board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in spine and neck care. He is the medical director of the Spine Center of Miami located in the heart of Coral Gables. Dr. Nordt earned his medical degree at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He did his residency in Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Colorado, another residency in Aerospace Medicine at Southern Illinois University and a fellowship in Spinal Trauma Surgery at the University of Maryland.

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 butterfly walks and guided Historic House tours, 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.
 
This year the Deering Estate celebrates 30 years on the National Register of Historic Places and the 100th anniversary of Charles Deering's purchase and restoration of the Richmond Hotel for his winter residence. #DiscoverMore history, art, culture, science, preservation, conservation and ecology at the Deering Estate!