In partnership with the Archaeological Society of Southern Florida, a non-profit, volunteer organization which acts as a support mechanism for the office of the Miami-Dade County Archaeologist, the Deering Estate presents a monthly lecture highlighting unique and interesting connections to our past. This 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.
The Archaeological Society of Southern Florida meets at the Deering Estate on the 2nd Thursday of the month (Seasonal: September 2016 through June 2017)
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
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.