CALENDAR ANNOUNCEMENT: Feb. 16, 2012
CONTACT: Art Levy, (305) 361 8779
STATE PARK TO HOST CAPE
~Preserving the Real
Florida at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park~
The Lighthouse Keeper's Quarters at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park.
KEY BISCAYNE – The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park will celebrate its first annual Cape Florida Heritage Days on Saturday, March 3, 2012. The event, held in conjunction with Dade Heritage Days, will give visitors a true appreciation of what life was like in the late 1850s on Key Biscayne just prior to the Civil War.
Visitors will be able to meet the Lighthouse Keeper and his family and friends. There will be demonstrations of daily chores including candle making and entertainment by a dulcimer player. This event is co-sponsored by the Friends of Cape Florida, Inc. who will have representatives on hand to promote the important work they do supporting the park.
The Lighthouse and Keeper’s House will be open to the general public from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Park rangers and volunteers will be available to answer visitor questions. Local historian Joan Gill Blank will also be on hand to answer questions and to offer signed copies of her book for sale “Key Biscayne - A History of Miami’s Tropical Island and the Cape Florida Lighthouse.”
Members of the Dade Heritage Trust will also be available to discuss the lighthouse restoration project they co-sponsored with the Florida Park Service in 1992 and to sell commemorative bricks for the walkway.
For additional information, please contact the park office at (305) 361-8779. For more information, visit www.FloridaStateParks.org.
The event will take place:
Saturday, March 3, 2012
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park
1200 Crandon Boulevard
Key Biscayne, Florida