CALENDAR ANNOUNCEMENT: Feb. 21, 2013
Art Levy, Park Manager, 305.361.8779
BILL BAGGS CAPE FLORIDA STATE PARK TO HOST CAPE FLORIDA HERITAGE DAYS
~Annual event at the state park aims to preserve and interpret Florida's history~
Volunteer re-enactors demonstrate daily chores of the late 1850s.
KEY BISCAYNE – The Florida Department of
Environmental Protection’s Bill
Park will celebrate its second annual Cape
Florida Heritage Days on Saturday,
March 9. 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.
will be able to meet the Lighthouse Keeper and his family and friends. There will be demonstrations of daily chores
including candle making. A ship salvager and trapper will be demonstrating the
tools of their trade. The park’s biologist will be leading nature tours to see
plants that Ponce de León would have seen when he set foot on this island 500
years ago. Entertainment will be provided by a dulcimer player.
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. Nature walks are scheduled for 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. 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.”
the Dade Heritage Trust will also be available to explain the lighthouse
restoration project they co-sponsored with the Florida Park Service in 1992 and
to sell commemorative bricks for the walkway. 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.
additional information, please contact the park office at (305) 361-8779.
will take place:
Saturday, March 9, 2013
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park
1200 South Crandon Boulevard
Key Biscayne, Florida