Archaeological Society to present lecture at Deering Estate, May 9

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 conducted in the Visitor Center Auditorium at the Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72 Ave. The lectures are free and open to the public.

The program on Thursday, May 9, at 7 p.m., is “World War II and the Blimp Base at Richmond Field.” Presenter is Anthony Atwood, PhD.

Dr. Atwood will discuss the importance of Florida’s role, emphasis on South Florida, not simply as a vast training camp, but equally important as a point of departure of United States military air power around the world. The offshore waters were also the scene of a critical naval battle, one of the few in the Western Hemisphere.

Anthony Atwood is a recently retired Navy Reserve Officer, the executive director of the Military Museum and Memorial of South Florida, a Florida International University history professor, and a native Miamian.

The Deering Estate at Cutler, a Miami- Dade County Park, is located at 16701 SW 72 Ave. 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 a.m. and 3 p.m. Natural areas tours are offered daily at 12:30 p.m. (October-May). EcoAdventure Tours are offered throughout the year for an additional fee.

For more information on the Deering Estate’s educational and cultural programs, visit

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