It is my last week working at the South Florida Collection Management Center and I am feeling good about the work that was done. I compiled a year’s worth of historic images (some of which have not been seen in years) that will be used in the Everglades National Park’s social media sites, such as facebook. Also, Dyaami and I … Read more
Through my internship I have been working in the South Florida Collection Management Center. SFCM manages the collections for the four south Florida National Parks, which include Big Cypress National Preserve, Biscayne National Park, Dry Tortugas National Park, and Everglades National Park. SFCM manages and preserves historic documents, photographs, and objects that are relevant to the history of the four … Read more
The Everglades is one of the most unique and incredible ecosystems of the world. It is the largest sub-tropical wilderness on the North American continent. Its unique biological diversity and significance has classified the Everglades as a World Heritage site. The Everglades is an incredible ecosystem and the alligator plays a key role in the survival of most of the … Read more
Owned by the Benavides family since 1915, Chope’s Town café and bar has served as a location for social and political gatherings. Today, it continues to serve the local community with traditional New Mexican cuisine.
Longina Benavides began the restaurant in 1915, selling homemade enchiladas with an outside lantern that she turned on to signal that the enchiladas were ready. … Read more
This internship has officially launched! I am currently getting settled into my office located in the Bill Robertson Center in the Everglades, and getting used to the official title of Archives Intern. I am also learning a lot about the history of the Everglades National Park and Dry Tortugas National Park. So what are archives? Why are they important? … Read more
My name is Norma Hartell. My family migrated from Mexico to the United States when I was six years old. We settled in Las Cruces, New Mexico, the place I now call home. The city of Las Cruces is full of culture, and plenty of natural beauty. Due to its vast skies, grandiose Organ Mountains, flowing Rio Grande, and colorful … Read more