Our role in the community & beyond
- The Deering Estate preserves the 1920’s era Miami estate of Charles Deering, Chicago industrialist, early preservationist, environmentalist, art collector, philanthropist and first chairman of the International Harvester Company. The cultural asset and historic site, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, serves as a 21st century museum, an international cultural and ecological field station, and a premiere South Florida attraction.
- In the tradition of Charles Deering’s vision, the Deering Estate supports emerging artists and collaborations with arts institutions locally, regionally and internationally with an internationally recognized artist in residence program and connections to major museums in Chicago and Spain.
- As an international cultural and ecological field station and living laboratory of habitats and wildlife, the Deering Estate contributes to local and regional dialogues on science, discovery and informal learning leading toward engagement in STEM+arts related careers.
- The Deering Estate builds on is place as a state leader in conservation management, concerned about the continuing loss of pinelands and other natural areas, we work with Environmentally Endangered Lands, South Florida Water Management District and researchers from FIU amongst others to preserve native habitats and provide model resource management to the region. The Deering Estate is bracketed by the Biscayne Bay Aquatic Preserve and Biscayne National Park, which together encompass more than 240,000 acres of submerged protected areas. Designated as an Outstanding Florida Waters Class III by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, the Deering Estate protects 89 threatened and endangered species, and is recognized as an Important Bird Area (IBA).