Madden's Hammock artifacts go on display at Government Ctr. Jan 22

Community Wednesday, January 22, 2014


The Town of Miami Lakes will formally unveil the display case containing artifacts originally excavated from the Madden’s Hammock archeological site at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 22, at the town’s Government Center, 6601 Main Street.

Vice Mayor Manny Cid spearheaded the initiative, requesting the University of Florida’s Museum of Natural History to return some of the artifacts back to Miami Lakes.

“The artifact exhibit will connect the past with our modern day town,” said Cid. “Understanding the rich history of Madden’s Hammock is vital to its long-term preservation.”

With a donation of $2,500 from longtime Miami Lakes resident Tirso Martinez and his family, the town was able to purchase the display case. Robert Carr, co-founder of the Archaeological and Historical Conservancy, and one of the original archeologists involved in the Madden’s Hammock excavation, will provide a presentation on the artifacts.

Miami Lakes residents are invited to bring their family and learn about Miami Lakes’ history, the roles this area played, and its importance to so many people over such a long period of time.