Free Lecture Series

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 at Cutler 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 Etate on the 2nd Thursday of the month (Seasonal: September 2014 through June 2015)
The A.S.S.F. Board meeting begins at 6:30 pm and the lecture begins at 7:00 pm for the public. Free.

Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 7:00 pm
Topic: “The History of Elliot Key, Biscayne Bay, Key Biscayne and Coconut Grove ”
Presenter: Dr. John Nordt 
Visitor Center Theatre; FREE & 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 Power Point 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.