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March 16 @ 10:00 am 11:30 am

Celebrate Florida Archaeology Month with a tour of Arch Creek Park and Museum! Designated as a State of Florida archaeological site over 50 years ago, Arch Creek Park is home to a natural limestone bridge once used by Indigenous peoples and early settlers. Reflect upon the importance of this site to the story of Miami as you navigate through the park’s tropical hardwood hammock. 

Ticket includes complimentary pass to HistoryMiami Museum.

Members: $25, Non-Members: $35
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Featured Speakers:

A woman stands in front of a museum exhibition with a fossilized dinosaur skeleton on view.
Ingrid E. Argueta
Coordinator of Education Programs and Community Engagement

Ingrid E. Argueta was born in Guatemala and immigrated to Miami when she was 7 years old. Although not a native Miamian, she is a 305-er at heart. Ingrid has remained true to her indigenous roots and is passionate about Native American history and culture. She is best known for her eco-history tours of Miami’s historic sites, neighborhoods, and waterways. Ingrid currently serves as HistoryMiami Museum’s Coordinator of Education Programs and Community Engagement and has been with the museum for over 10 years.

Malachi Fenn, M.A., RPA
Public Archaeologist, Florida Public Archaeology Network Southeast Region

Before becoming Public Archaeology Coordinator for FPAN’s Southeast Region, Malachi Fenn worked on cultural resource management (CRM) and museum projects throughout South Florida. They earned their B.A. in Anthropology from New College of Florida. A lifelong visual artist, Malachi has provided archaeological illustrations for numerous publications. Their specializations include Pre-Hispanic Maya archaeology and epigraphy, Florida pre-colonial and historical archaeology, museum collections care, and scientific illustration.

A person with short brown curly hair stands in front of a grey background. They are wearing a dark grey suit jacket and grey button up shirt.
A directional signpost stands in front of a lush green forest. The sign reads "Nature Trail." Courtesy of GMCVB/miamiandbeaches.com
Michelle Lawrence-Muniz
Arch Creek Park

Arch Creek Park is a natural area preserved and managed by Miami-Dade County DERM’s Environmentally Endangered Lands (EEL) Program. The EEL Program was created to acquire, restore and manage natural areas to conserve the county’s endemic and diminishing native habitats for the enjoyment of current and future generations.

A small park with a large and significant history, it was created around a natural limestone bridge formation that was once part of an important Indian trail. Arch Creek, a body of water which historically flowed from the Everglades eastward into Biscayne Bay, is believed to have first been used by the now-extinct Tequesta Indian tribe and later by the Seminoles.


Meeting Location:
Arch Creek Park
1855 NE 135th St, North Miami Beach, FL 33181


Additional Information

Please see below for additional information regarding the tour. For further assistance, please contact Visitor Services at (305) 375-1492 or email programs@historymiami.org.

We recommend bringing a water bottle, wearing light clothing, and comfortable shoes for walking. Additional considerations may include: bringing an umbrella, sun protection, and bug repellant. Please note that there are large tree roots along the nature trail as well as poison ivy growing in the hardwood hammock.
Please meet Museum staff for check-in between 9:30 am – 9:55 am. They will be waiting for you in front of the park’s visitor entrance.
Arch Creek Park Map
Free parking is available inside the park along the driveway.
The tour will take place on unpaved and uneven terrain. Large tree roots are present along the pathway of the nature trail. There is also a small ravine where the nature trail dips down. To request materials in accessible format, sign language interpreters, and/or any disability accommodation, please contact Hana Squires, Accessibility Coordinator, at accessibility@historymiami.org or call (305) 375-1621 at least two weeks in advance of your visit to initiate your request. TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service.)

Accessibility
To request materials in accessible format, sign language interpreters, and/or any disability accommodation, please contact Hana Squires, Accessibility Coordinator, at accessibility@historymiami.org or call (305) 375-1621 at least two weeks in advance of your visit to initiate your request. TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service.)


Release
By entering the premises, you consent to interview(s), photography, audio recording, video recording and its/their release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for news, web casts, promotional purposes, telecasts, advertising, inclusion on web sites, or any other purpose by HistoryMiami Museum (HMM) and its affiliates and representatives. You release HistoryMiami Museum (HMM) its officers and employees, and each and all persons involved from any liability connected with the taking, recording, digitizing, or publication of interviews, photographs, computer images, video and/or or sound recordings. By entering the premises, you waive all rights you may have to any claims for payment or royalties in connection with any exhibition, streaming, webcasting, televising, or other publication of these materials, regardless of the purpose or sponsoring of such exhibiting, broadcasting, webcasting, or other publication irrespective of whether a fee for admission or sponsorship is charged. You also waive any right to inspect or approve any photo, video, or audio recording taken by HistoryMiami Museum (HMM) or the person or entity designated to do so by HistoryMiami Museum (HMM) You have been fully informed of your consent, waiver of liability, and release before entering the premise.


Photo Credits: Main Image: Courtesy of GMCVB/miamiandbeaches.com; Malachi Fenn Headshot: Courtesy of Malachi Fenn; Arch Creek Park Nature Trail image: Courtesy of GMCVB/miamiandbeaches.com

Release

By entering the premises, you consent to interview(s), photography, audio recording, video recording and its/their release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for news, web casts, promotional purposes, telecasts, advertising, inclusion on web sites, or any other purpose by HistoryMiami Museum (HMM) and its affiliates and representatives. You release HistoryMiami Museum (HMM) its officers and employees, and each and all persons involved from any liability connected with the taking, recording, digitizing, or publication of interviews, photographs, computer images, video and/or or sound recordings. By entering the premises, you waive all rights you may have to any claims for payment or royalties in connection with any exhibition, streaming, webcasting, televising, or other publication of these materials, regardless of the purpose or sponsoring of such exhibiting, broadcasting, webcasting, or other publication irrespective of whether a fee for admission or sponsorship is charged. You also waive any right to inspect or approve any photo, video, or audio recording taken by HistoryMiami Museum (HMM) or the person or entity designated to do so by HistoryMiami Museum (HMM) You have been fully informed of your consent, waiver of liability, and release before entering the premise.