News & Events
Calusa Heritage Day
March 25, 2017
Calusa Heritage Day will be back on Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will include the first public tours on the parcel that contains the Smith (burial) mound.
Here is what you can expect:
• Harbor History boat tours with Captiva Cruises and Denége Patterson are scheduled at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. The fee for these tours is $35 per adult and $25 per child under 12, in addition to the festival entry fee. Make your reservation now by calling Captiva Cruises: (239) 472-5300.
• Speaker’s tent:
Dr. Torben Rick (Smithsonian Institution;10:15 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Ms. Rachel Kangas (Florida Public Archaeology Network; 11:30 am
Dr. Bill Marquardt, Randell Research Center Director; 12:30 p.m.
Mr. Merald Clark, anthropologist and graphic artist; 1:30 p.m.
• Historic preservation, conservation, and other organizations will be on hand to share information.
• Calusa Tastings: Sample shellfish and fruit enjoyed by the Calusa at Pineland over 1,000 years ago.
• Local replicators will help you learn how to twine, make baskets, and more.
• Children will enjoy Calusa-inspired crafts.
• Artists Peter Sotong, Felix Rodríguez, and Marty Haythorn will have their works for sale.
• Classroom displays will feature findings from recent archaeological investigations.
• Food will be available from Little Lilly’s Island Deli and The Perfect Cup.
• Free water will be available. Please bring a refillable water bottle.
• Admission is $5 per person, and free for RRC members and children under 12.
• It takes place on the grounds of the Calusa Heritage Trail at 13810 Waterfront Drive, Pineland, with parking on-site. Please consider carpooling with your friends, family, and neighbors.
• For more information, call 239-283-2062.