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Free Lecture: “A Grave Matter: Caring for Historic Cemeteries”
Saturday, October 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Archaeological Society of Southern Florida presents a free lecture “A Grave Matter: Caring for Historic Cemeteries” on Saturday, October 19th from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Located at the theater in the Deering Estate Visitor Center.
Historic cemeteries are important cultural resources, serving as both sacred spaces for mourners and as outdoor museums which detail community history. They can also be vulnerable to damage by development, vandalism, and a host of other issues.
Join Mallory Fern of the Public Archaeology Network for Archaeological Society of Southern Florida’s October meeting and learn how archaeologists study these places, the issues they face day-to-day, and what you can do to help protect Miami’s historic cemeteries.
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.