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Wednesday, Mar 14, 2012

Fort Jefferson, the Civil War military prison

Time: 2:00 pm til 3:00 pm

Location: Main Library, 6th floor of 100 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale

Description: Michele Williams, Ph.D., RPA, Director for the Southeastern Region of the Florida Public Archaeology Network at Florida Atlantic University will discuss historic Fort Jefferson. Built in the mid-1800’s, with over 16 million bricks, this is America’s largest coastal fort. Originally constructed to protect the important Gulf of Mexico shipping lanes, Fort Jefferson was used as a military prison during the Civil War. During this time, it was "home" to Dr. Samuel Mudd, who was convicted of complicity in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.

FPAN is attending this event.

Images of Indigenous Identity in Coastal Ecuador

Time: 8:00 pm til 10:00 pm

Location: Miami Science Museum, 3280 South Miami Avenue, across from Vizcaya

Description: Sarah Nohe will discuss how archaeological findings helped to define local identity in coastal Ecuador.

FPAN is attending this event.