The public is invited to help celebrate the preservation of the historic Arch Creek Park and Museum on its 50th anniversary with a free community event – Meet at the Bridge, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, March 11, at Arch Creek Park, 1855 NE 135th St., North Miami.
The family-style festivities will include live music provided by Eric King and Joel Heinen, children’s crafts, archery, historical nature walks, coontie planting, plant sale and food. A classic car and fire truck will be on display. Special guest presentations by Archeologist, Bob Carr, Director, The Archeological and Historical Conservancy, “3,000 Years of Arch Creek Heritage” and Sandy Koi, “The Atala Butterfly: Getting by with a little help from our friends”.
A little bit of history
Once a lush forest housing indigenous people of the Tequesta and Seminole Tribes, later the site of stagecoach stops, boat tours, and Sunday picnics, Arch Creek is a magical place where the waters of the Everglades, meet Biscayne Bay.
The very first car to enter Miami, crossed the historic Arch Creek Natural Bridge, part of the first road into Miami.
Thanks to the partnership between The Arch Creek Trust and Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation, and Open Spaces, the State designated historic site is now a preserved park that houses a museum, nature trails, a reconstructed bridge, and offers educational programming and outdoor adventures to the community.
Admission and onsite parking are free. Food will be available for purchase.
For more information, call 305-944-6111.