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Dade Heritage Days

A Taste of Heritage March 1—April 30, 2012 www.dadeheritagetrust.org 305-358-9572


Dade Heritage Trust invites you to enjoy the many tours and special events of Dade Heritage Days 2012. Dade Heritage Days is orchestrated by the nonprofit Dade Heritage Trust as a celebration of historic places throughout Miami-Dade County. Thanks to the cooperation of many organizations, local governments, businesses and volunteers, Dade Heritage Days encourages a sense of unity and pride in our community. Dade Heritage Days offers visitors and residents alike a chance to see Miami “up close and personal.”

Dade Heritage Trust Headquarters in the 1905 Historic Office and Clinic of Dr. James Jackson 190 SE 12th Terrace, Miami, Florida 33131 Phone:305-358-9572 Fax:305.358.1162 Info@dadeheritagetrust.org www.dadeheritagetrust.org With the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.

COVER: Sunshine Culture, mixed media by Eleazar Delgado. Courtesy of the artist and the Eleazar Delgado Studio in the Wynwood Arts District. Depicted in Sunshine Culture is the Sears Tower, which DHT fought to save from demolition. The 1929 tower is Miami’s first commercial Art Deco building and is now incorporated into the Cesar Pelli-designed Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts .


ONGOING EVENTS Dade Heritage Trust’s Student and Teacher Art and Photography Competition Exhibit March 1-June 1 HistoryMiami & Deering Estate Dade Heritage Trust and Miami-Dade Public Schools have partnered to sponsor an exhibition of student and teacher artwork inspired by Miami’s historic architectural traditions. The exhibition will be on display at HistoryMiami from March 1 - 30 then move to the Deering Estate May 6 – June 1. HistoryMiami hours: Tuesday-Friday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday noon to 5:00 p.m. Deering Estate hours: Daily 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Visit www.historymiami.org and www.deeringestate.com for museum admission prices. The Official Art Deco District Walking Tour Daily at 10:00 a.m., except Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. Art Deco Welcome Center, 1001 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach This ninety-minute walking tour provides an introduction to the Art Deco, Mediterranean Revival, and Miami Modern (MiMo) styles found within the Miami Beach Architectural Historic District. Explore hotels, restaurants, and other commercial structures with a visit to a number of interiors. Admission is $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and students with school ID, free for Miami Design Preservation League members and children under 12. For more info call 305-763-8026 or visit www.mdpl.org. Contemporary Art @ Vizcaya Guided Tours Sundays, March 4 and April 15, 3:30 p.m. South Terrace at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, 3251 S. Miami Ave The creation of Vizcaya and its gardens caused a massive transformation of the environment. In his project, Francesco Simeti explores Vizcaya’s eco-history, from the invention of a “picturesque” tropical landscape during its construction, to the impact of hurricanes and urban sprawl. Join Vizcaya’s curators in exploring Vizcaya’s eco -history and its interpretation by Francesco Simeti. Reservations required as space is limited. For additional information or to reserve, please contact CAP at cap@vizcayamuseum.org or 305-860-8423. 3


The Biltmore Hotel Historic Tour Every Sunday, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30p.m. 1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables Tour Coral Gables’ 1926 “Crown Jewel” with Dade Heritage Trust Biltmore docents. The Biltmore’s halls echo with history as one of the most fashionable resorts in the country during the 1920s and 1930s. Meet in the hotel lobby. FREE. Call Judy Pruitt at 305-443-9793 for more info. Nike by Night Every Monday in March: March 5 at 7:30 p.m., and March 12, 19, 26 at 8:30 p.m. Daniel Beard Center, Everglades National Park In the dark of night, the suspense and tension faced by soldiers stationed at a Nike Missile Base in the heart of the Everglades are palpable. Meet at the Daniel Beard Center in Everglades National Park. FREE with park admission. Call 305-242-7700 or 305-242-7715 for more info or visit www.nps.gov/ever/planyourvisit/nike-missile-tours.htm. Moonlight Garden Tours Wednesdays, March 7 and April 4, 6:30 p.m. Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, 3251 S. Miami Ave Join us for this favorite visitor opportunity to experience Vizcaya’s gardens by moonlight and enjoy live music in the Courtyard of the Main House (decorated rooms will not be open). Wine and light refreshments available for purchase. Not all areas of the gardens are wheelchair accessible. Optional guided tours begin at 6:30 p.m. and continue at intervals throughout the evening. Tickets: $15; $10 for Vizcaya members, students, and seniors. Tickets are available onsite only from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on the evening of the program. Call 305-860-8442 for more info. Barnacle Under Moonlight Fridays, March 9 and April 13, 6:00 p.m. The Barnacle Historic State Park, 3485 Main Highway, Coconut Grove Enjoy a concert on the lawn of The Barnacle Historic State Park. Bring a picnic and blanket or lawn chair and enjoy the evening of music on the grounds of The Barnacle, built in 1891 by Commodore Ralph Munroe. Gates open 6:00 p.m. Music from 7:00 p.m - 9:00 p.m. No pets. Admission: $7 per person for those age 10 and over, $3 for ages 6-9. Call 305-442-6866 or visit www.FloridaStateParks.org/TheBarnacle for more info. 4


MiMo on the Beach Walking Tour 1st Saturday of each month at 9:30 a.m. Southeast corner of 73rd Street and Collins Avenue, Miami Beach The MiMo (Miami Modern) on the Beach Walking Tour introduces the newly recognized North Shore National Register District and spotlights the distinctive MiMo architecture that makes this district unique. The Miami Design Preservation League has joined forces with North Beach Development Corporation to bring you this ninety-minute guided walking tour. You’ll learn how to identify the many unique traits of MiMo architecture by visiting a number of different public and private buildings. Admission is $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and students with school ID, free for Miami Design Preservation League members and children under 12. For more info call 305-763-8026 or visit www.mdpl.org. Paradise Lost? Every Saturday in March, 1:30-3:00 p.m. Royal Palm Visitor Center, Everglades National Park Costumed re-enactors will be at Royal Palm on Saturday afternoons portraying the colorful characters who made their mark on paradise. Meet at the Royal Palm Visitor Center in Everglades National Park. FREE with park admission. Call 305-242-7700 or 305-242-7733 for more info or visit www.nps.gov/ever/planyourvisit/rangerprograms.htm. Guided Tour of The Kampong March 3, 7, 14, 17, 21, 24, and April 4, 11, 14, 18, 25, 28 The Kampong, 4013 S. Douglas Road, Coconut Grove Explore The Kampong – the private home and gardens of plant explorer David Fairchild. With over 2000 varieties of tropical and subtropical fruits, palms and flowering trees, shrubs, and vines, The Kampong is an 11-acre green jewel in the middle of metropolitan Miami. Guided tours include both horticultural and historical information, a behind-the-scenes look at Fairchild’s original plantings, as well as the office where he wrote many of his books. Gates open at 10:00 a.m. and the 2-hour tour begins at 10:30 a.m. Tour fee is $20 for adults, $15 for ages 62 and over and students with ID, $10 for children 4-12 years, and free for children 3 and under (accompanied by an adult). Reservations are required – go to kampong.ntbg.org to reserve your spot or call 305-442-7169 for more details. Wear comfortable walking shoes! 5


Nike Missile Site Tour Every Saturday and Sunday in March, 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Every Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday in March at 2:00 p.m. Daniel Beard Center, Everglades National Park Step into the Cold War past for a tour of an historic Nike Missile Base where U.S. Army soldiers defended the Nation from the threat of Soviet as well as Cuban attack. Meet at the Daniel Beard Center located within Everglades National Park. FREE with park admission. Call 305-2427700 or 305-242-7715 for more info or visit www.nps.gov/ever/planyourvisit/nike-missile-tours.htm. Gay and Lesbian Walking Tour 4th Saturday of each month at 5:00 p.m. Art Deco Welcome Center, 1001 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach This FABULOUS tour is all about the contributions of Gays and Lesbians to the history of Miami Beach and the preservation of its architectural gems, many of which you’ll visit during the tour. The tour also tells you how Gays and Lesbians are playing a continuing role in shaping the future of Miami Beach. Admission is $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and students with school ID, free for Miami Design Preservation League members and children under 12. For more info call 305-763-8026 or visit www.mdpl.org. Biscayne National Park Ranger Guided Canoe & Kayak Trips Dates and Times Vary Biscayne National Park See description of trips for dates, times & locations (below). Four different paddle trips for beginners and experienced paddlers are scheduled every day in March and April except Tuesdays and Thursdays. Trips leave from two different locations (see below). Equipment is provided. Reservations required. March 18 & 25, April 22 & 29 at 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Beginners are welcome. Trip duration: 2-3 hours. Meet at Black Point Marina Every Monday, Wednesday & Friday in March and April at 9:00 a.m. Beginners welcome. Trip duration: 2-3 hours Meet at Dante Fascell Visitor Center, Biscayne National Park 6


March 4 and April 1 at 8:30 a.m. Half-day paddle along shoreline for experienced paddlers. Meet at Black Point Marina March 3 & 17 and April 7 & 21 at 8:00 a.m. All-day backcountry paddle trip to Jones Lagoon. Meet at Black Point Marina. All paddle trips are free except for All-day Jones Lagoon paddle trip ($89 shuttle fee). Reservations are required for all trips. Call 305-230-7275 ext 000 to make reservations and more information. www.nps.gov/bisc/planyourvisit/guided-canoe-and-kayak-trips.htm Old Time Dance Sundays, March 25 and April 29, 6:00 p.m. The Barnacle Historic State Park 3485 Main Highway, Coconut Grove Kick up your heels as Keeping It Reel plays traditional American music while Lou Dow calls the dance steps in the Micco Pavilion on the grounds of The Barnacle, built by Ralph Munroe in 1891. Dance instruction for these traditional American folk dances is included. Dances such as circles, squares, contras and waltzes were all the rage in the 1800s, so come on out and dance like it’s 1891! Admission: $10 per person. Gate opens at 6 p.m. Dance instruction at 6:30 with dancing from 7 - 10 p.m. Call 305-4426866 or visit www.FloridaStateParks.org/TheBarnacle for more info. Key Biscayne: Island of Shifting Sand March 22 - June 10 101 W. Flagler Street, Miami Located on the southern tip of Key Biscayne, The Cape Florida Lighthouse stands as the Miami area’s oldest landmark and as the centerpiece of the island’s history. This exhibit introduces museum visitors to Cape Florida and Key Biscayne, from the time of its European discovery to its last days as a remote frontier, tracing significant historic, cultural and environmental events. It presents images of life at Cape Florida from 1900 that have never before been exhibited. Museum admission: $8 for Adults, $7 for Seniors and Students, $5 Children (6-12), Free for Children under 6. For more info call 305-275-1492 or visit www.historymiami.org. 7


MARCH Bayfront Parkway: Meet Me in the Median February 28 - March 4, 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Surface parking lot across from Bayfront Park on Biscayne Blvd., Miami Most major cities around the world have a sophisticated, magnificent network of urban parks in their downtown core. For 5 days in early March, so will Miami. Come and enjoy music, drama, dance and entertainment in our historic downtown along Biscayne Blvd. near Flagler Street. FREE. Call 305-588-4364 or visit www.bayfrontparkway.com for more info. Women’s History Month Kickoff Thursday, March 1, 12 Noon Miami City Cemetery, 1800 NE 2nd Avenue The Women’s History Coalition of Miami-Dade County, Inc., invites you to the Miami City Cemetery for its annual Women’s History Month kickoff observance at the grave site of "mother of Miami" Julia Tuttle. Parking is inside the cemetery. Entrepreneur Julia Tuttle (1849-1898) is the only female to have founded a major U.S. city. Featured speaker will be Penny Lambeth portraying Julia Tuttle. FREE. For info call Rhoda Shirley 305-233-7813. Vintage Everglades Day Saturday, March 3, 10:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m. Ernest Coe Visitor Center and Royal Palm Visitor Center Everglades National Park Celebrate the heroes and villains who battled for the Everglades. Enjoy an old fashioned ice cream social with the likes of John James Audubon, the Gladesman, May Man Jennings, Ernest Coe and Marjorie Stoneman Douglas. Native American re-enactors will join the diverse cast of characters this year. Activities will begin at the Ernest Coe Visitor Center where the Guardians of the Everglades exhibit featuring Nicholas Petrucci’s life-size oil portraits of Everglades protectors will be on display. FREE with park admission. Call 305-242-7700 or 305-2427733 for more info.

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Cape Florida Heritage Day: A Taste of Heritage at the Cape Florida Lighthouse Saturday, March 3, 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park, Key Biscayne Ever wonder what it was like to be the Cape Florida Lighthouse keeper in the 1850s? What was it like for him and his family to live alone on the edge of Key Biscayne, able to reach the mainland only by boat? Dade Heritage Trust and Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park invite you to bring the family and take a journey back in time. The Lighthouse will be open for you to climb its challenging steps. Make it to the top and see the best view in Florida! The Keeper’s home will also be open with its rustic antique furnishings on display. Historical re-enactors, live music, activities for children, and candle making make for a fun and educational family day. Rangers and volunteers will be on hand to tell you stories of the lighthouse and talk about the Lighthouse restoration sponsored by the Florida Park Service and Dade Heritage Trust. With 1.5 miles of bike trails (bicycle and quad bike rentals available), 1.5 miles of beach, nature trails for hiking, fishing (license required) and two restaurants featuring fresh seafood, wine, beer, and Cuban cuisine, Bill Baggs Cape Florida State park has lots to offer the entire family. Commemorative Lighthouse bricks will be on sale by Dade Heritage Trust. Honor a friend or celebrate a special occasion with an engraved brick placed in the Royal Palm Walkway for all to see for years to come. Proceeds from the Commemorative Bricks support the preservation of this historic lighthouse for future generations to appreciate. Admission to the Lighthouse grounds and tower is included in park admission: $2 for walk-ins/bike, $4 per car, $8 for vehicles of 8 or more passengers. Call 305-361-5811 or visit www.floridastateparks.org/capeflorida/ for more info.


The Villagers 2012 Garden Tour “Gateway to Garden Wonders” Saturday, March 3, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. This spring tradition will feature several outstanding gardens in Pinecrest and South Miami. One of the gardens has national designation. Tour begins at 7299 S.W. 79th Ct. or 9501 S.W. 61st Ct. Advance ticket sales are $25; $30 day of the tour. Remit checks, payable to The Villagers, Inc., before February 22 to The Villagers, Inc., P.O. Box 141843, Coral Gables, FL 33114. For more information call 305 775-8988 or 305 926-4213 or visit www.thevillagersinc.org. Miami Circle Miami River Walk and Digital Photo Class Saturday, March 3, 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. 101 West Flagler Street Start with a digital photo class taught by photographer Karl Koslowski. Then put your newfound knowledge into action on a leisurely stroll along the confluence of the Miami River and Biscayne Bay with eco-historian Frank Schena, ending at the Miami Circle archaeological site. Advance reservations and payment required. HistoryMiami Members: $25, Non-members: $35. For more info and to reserve call 305-375-1621, email citytours@historymiami.org, or visit www.historymiami.org. Coral Castle and Homestead Mexican Lunch Sunday, March 4, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Coral Castle, 28655 S. Dixie Highway, Homestead Discover this remarkable place on the National Register of Historic Places with guide Sylvia Gurinsky. Learn about the oolitc limestone used to construct it. Afterward, enjoy a Mexican lunch and discuss “how Ed did it.” Price includes Coral Castle admission but not lunch. Advance reservations and payment required. HistoryMiami Members: $20, Non-members: $30. To reserve call 305-375-1621, email citytours@historymiami.org or visit www.historymiami.org. Hungry for History: Art Deco Office Lobbies Monday, March 5, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 101 W. Flagler Street Join guide Michael Perlman on a walking tour of Miami’s historic office lobbies, including the 1927 Chicago-style Ingraham Building, the 1939 Moderne Alfred DuPont Building with its brass flamingo elevator doors and other Art Deco embellishments. Advance reservations and payment required. HistoryMiami Members: $10, Non-members: $15. For more info call 305-375-1621, email citytours@historymiami.org.

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Starlight Movie Classics Sunday, March 4, 6:00 p.m. The Barnacle Historic State Park 3485 Main Highway, Coconut Grove Watch a movie classic on the lawn of The Barnacle while feasting on your own picnic with friends and family. Gates open at 6 p.m. Movie begins at 7 p.m. No admittance after 7:15. No pets. Four tickets free twice a year with membership. Call 305-442-6866 or visit www.FloridaStateParks.org/TheBarnacle for more info. William Jennings Bryan Museums Magnet School Tour Wednesday, March 7, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 1201 NE 125th St., North Miami Tour the 1928 William Jennings Bryan Elementary School building listed on the National Register for Historic Places. Learn about the building’s history, architecture and WPA fountain. Discover how the Museums Magnet Schools’ philosophy encourages students to explore historic structures and understand the importance of preservation. FREE. Call 305-891-0602 for more information. Rediscover Downtown Miami: Tapping the Value of Historic Buildings Wednesday, March 7, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Miami Dade College Freedom Tower, 600 Biscayne Boulevard Hear from some of the country’s leading experts on blending historic preservation with vibrant downtowns. This program will survey Downtown Miami’s richly historic built environment and study the value of historic preservation as an economic engine. Featuring nationally-recognized preservation and development specialists, this event will explore heritage tourism and outline action we can take to create more sustainable, preservation-oriented development and economic growth. Sponsored by ULI SE Florida/Caribbean and Miami Downtown Development Authority. Visit www.seflorida.uli.org, call 954-783-9504 or email Julie.medley@uli.org for ticket prices and info. Barnacle Under Moonlight Friday, March 9 , 6:00 p.m. The Barnacle Historic State Park, 3485 Main Highway, Coconut Grove Enjoy a concert on the lawn of The Barnacle Historic State Park. Bring a picnic and blanket or lawn chair and enjoy the evening as folk legend 11


Bob Ingram entertains on the grounds of The Barnacle, built in 1891 by Commodore Ralph Munroe. Gates open 6 p.m. Music from 7 p.m-9 p.m. No pets. Admission: $7 per person for those age 10 and over, $3 for ages 6-9. Call 305-442-6866 or visit www.FloridaStateParks.org/TheBarnacle for more info. Wine and Cheese at the Museum Saturday, March 10, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Miami Springs Historical Museum, 26 Westward Dr., Miami Springs Come sip wine from glasses of airlines that no longer fly our skies while surrounded by history. Enjoy a unique glimpse into Miami’s past. No matter what your level of expertise on Miami history, you will learn something new about aviation pioneer Glenn Hammond Curtiss, early Miami airline history and history of Miami Springs, Hialeah and Opalocka. Also enjoy a display of Miami Springs photo albums. Wine and Cheese event tickets: $10 for adults, $5 for seniors. The Miami Springs Historical Museum will be open during Dade Heritage Days on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sundays 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Museum admission: $5 adults, $2 seniors and children. Call 305884-4406 for more information. Lincoln Road Walk Saturday, March 10, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 420 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach Join historian Dr. Paul George as he strolls this historic pedestrian walkway originally created from a mangrove forest in 1912 by Carl Fisher. See sidewalk cafes, shops, gardens, fountains, and examples of MiMo and Art Deco architecture. Advance reservations and payment required. HistoryMiami Members: $20, Non-members: $30. For more info and to reserve call 305-375-1621, email citytours@historymiami.org or visit www.historymiami.org. Family Fun Fest Program: “Biscayne Wrecktacular” Sunday, March 11, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Dante Fascell Visitor Center, Biscayne National Park The popular Family Fun Fest at Biscayne National Park explores mysteries of the deep from five shipwrecks inside the park boundaries, with activities for kids of all ages. Why did these ships wreck? What were the people aboard doing? What mysteries can shipwrecks help us understand today? FREE. Visit www.nps.gov/bisc/forkids/familyfunfest.htm for more info.

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Taste of Historic Downtown Miami Thursday, March 15, 6:00 p.m.—8:30 p.m. East Flagler Street, Downtown Miami Dade Heritage Trust and Downtown Miami Partnership, Inc. invite you on the Ides of March for a progressive evening where it all began in Historic Downtown Miami. Celebrate at exciting 'historic happenings', with delicious complimentary cocktails, wine, tasty tidbits, a book signing, and a unique peek into Miami's architectural heritage.    

Check-in and enjoy Mojitos & Cuban Jazz - La Epoca (1936) Wine Tasting & Tidbits - Tre Italian Bistro (1954) Grand Lobby and Great Tastes* - Ingraham Building (1927) Behind the Lights by Eleazar Delgado - Olympia Theater at the Gusman (1926)  The High Life at Alfred I's* -Alfred I duPont Building (1938)  Cocktails with Capone - The Bank Lounge (1927)  Esprit de Corps - Soya & Pomodoro (1926)  Trinkets and Treasures - Macy’s (1936)  Burdine’s: Sunshine Fashions and the Florida Store, book signing by Seth Bramson - Kork Wine & Cheese (1946/7) *Stops with food by Miami-Dade College Culinary Institute Taste of Historic Downtown tickets - $25 per person. VIP tickets - $50 per person. VIP tickets are limited and include Taste of Historic Downtown and Coup de Grace After-Reception at private Flagler First Condominium Penthouse (1922). Advance reservation and payment required. Call 305-358-9572 to purchase tickets or for more info.


Oleta River Sunset Eco Boat Sunday, March 11, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 1279 NE 79th Street Causeway, North Bay Village At sunset look for dolphins, manatees, and herons on this peaceful open boat tour with eco-historian Frank Schena. Ride past the islands of Biscayne Bay to Bal Harbour, Bay Harbor Islands, Sunny Isles Beach to Oleta River. Limit 29. HistoryMiami Members: $30, Non-members: $40. For more info and to reserve call 305-375-1621, email citytours@historymiami.org . Hungry for History: Inside Olympia Theater Monday, March 12, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 101 W. Flagler Street Go backstage with guide Pepe Menendez and explore the interior of the Olympia Theater on Flagler Street. View its star-studded sky, Romeo and Juliet balcony, and gorgeous art deco interior. Hear the history of this theatre where everyone from Elvis to Pavarotti has performed. Advance reservations and payment required. HistoryMiami Members: $10, Non-members: $15. For more info and to reserve call 305-375-1621, email citytours@historymiami.org or visit www.historymiami.org. Miami River to Miami Circle from Bayfront Fountain Friday, March 16, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 301 Biscayne Boulevard Walk with guide Sylvia Gurinsky along the confluence of the Miami River and Biscayne Bay while learning about the history of Miami, from the Tequesta people to early pioneers and modern times. Advance reservations and payment required. HistoryMiami Members: $20, Nonmembers: $30. For more info and to reserve call 305-375-1621, email citytours@historymiami.org or visit www.historymiami.org. Archaeology Day Saturday, March 17, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Deering Estate, 16701 SW 72nd Avenue The Deering Estate at Cutler will host the 2011 "Archaeology Day". Activities and programs for the entire family will be held including educational activities, expert lectures and walking tours of the historic Tekesta Trail. Guests can also enjoy the fine art photography exhibit "Sacred Sites in South Florida: A Photographic Documentation" by Artist in Residence Thomas Daniel Burnikel. The exhibit is an exploration of historic and powerful places in our area. The event is free with regular admission - $12 for adults and $7 for children (ages 4-14). Exhibit Opening is Wednesday night ,March 21 from 7-9 pm and is free to the public. 14


Annual Tour of Private Miami Beach Gardens Saturday, March 17, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Drive The Miami Beach Botanical Garden presents its 11th Annual Tour of Private Miami Beach Gardens that showcase outstanding residential gardens. See behind the gates of luxury waterfront estates, urban retreats, rooftop oases, and distinctive community gardens. Participants drive their own cars or bicycle to explore each garden at a leisurely pace. Gardens with volunteer docents are open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more info call 305-673-7256 ext. 206 or visit www.mbgarden.org. Mr. Merrick’s Neighborhood Saturday, March 17, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 907 Coral Way, Coral Gables This event will consist of a tour of the Merrick House followed by a short walk that will include the Venetian Pool, Coral Gables Country Club and a few homes associated with George Merrick. This tour will be led by Florida historian Juan L. Riera. Admission: $10 per person. Call 305-446-2712 or email juanr377@gmail.com for more info and reservations. Sponsored by the Miami Memorabilia Collectors Club. Stiltsville, Key Biscayne and Cape Florida Lighthouse Boat Tour Sunday, March 18, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 401 Biscayne Boulevard Voted best tour, Miami New Times. Join this trip with Dr. Paul George to one of Miami’s hidden gems—Stiltsville, a remnant community of houses perched on stilts in the middle of the turquoise waters of Biscayne Bay. See the Cape Florida Lighthouse, learn about the history of Key Biscayne. Advance reservations and payment required. HistoryMiami Members: $44, Non-members: $54. For more info and to reserve call 305-375-1621, email citytours@historymiami.org. University of Miami Bike Tour Sunday, March 18, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 1301 Stanford Drive Enjoy a leisurely bike tour throughout the University of Miami with guide Sarah Coles and learn about its history. See the library, wildlife at Lake Osceola, the School of Architecture and the monkeys at the 15


Behavioral Medicine Building. Advance reservations and payment required. HistoryMiami Members: $20, Non-members: $30. For more info and to reserve call 305-375-1621, email citytours@historymiami.org or visit wwwhistorymiami.org. Dade Heritage Trust’s Women’s History Month Luncheon Monday, March 19, 12 Noon Legion Memorial Park, 6447 NE 7th Ave, Miami The African American Committee of Dade Heritage Trust invites you to attend the 14th Annual Women’s History Month Luncheon to benefit the historic Miami City Cemetery Commemorative Service and Youth Talent on Parade Program. The honorees are pioneer women who are buried in the Miami City Cemetery. This year’s honorees include Charlotte Bannister, Merline Roberts Johnson, Natalia Eve Lightburn, and Marie Nabbie Munnings. Come and enjoy an original presentation about the women entitled Voices from the Graves of the Miami City Cemetery, based on a script written by Leome S. Culmer. Donations are $30; make checks payable to African American Committee of DHT. For more information call 305-638-5800. Hungry for History: Dr. Jackson and The Alamo Thursday, March 22, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 101 W. Flagler Street Visit the historic 1918 Alamo Museum with guide Sylvia Gurinsky. Housed in a beautiful Mediterranean Revival building by August Geiger, the Alamo was Miami’s first hospital. Hear the story of Dr. James Jackson, the pioneer doctor who moved to Miami in 1896. Advance reservations and payment required. HistoryMiami Members: $10, Non-members: $15. For more info and to reserve call 305-375-1621, email citytours@historymiami.org or visit www.historymiami.org. Little Havana Neighborhood Architecture Walk Saturday, March 24, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 1305 SW 8th Street Dr. Paul George entertains on this classic tour through one of Miami’s oldest neighborhoods. Explore bungalow architecture, see the Tower Theater and marvel at the hand rollers at a cigar factory. Visit Domino Park, Cuban Memorial Boulevard and see the home of Miami’s first 16


2nd Annual THE MIAMI TASTE OF

BRICKELL FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL 2012 Saturday and Sunday, March 24 & 25, 11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. 1201 Brickell Bay Drive Miami’s fastest growing food and wine festival features 50 local restaurants, from the timeless to the trendy. Indulge in fabulous food and tasty beverages, including a wine tasting and beer crafters tent. An array of activities will also be offered: exotic car show, art expo, health and fitness area, and free kids’ zone. General Admission: $5, food tickets sold inside the event. VIP tickets also available. Call 786-355-4800 or visit tasteofbrickell.com for more info. Dade Heritage Trust, SE 12th Terrace @ Brickell Bay Drive Dade Heritage Trust will also be providing festivalgoers with tours of the original 1905 Dr. James Jackson Clinic across the street from the event. Tours of this historic National Register structure will be at 1:00 p.m. 1:30 p.m. & 4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. during the festival. Tours: $5.00 per person. Call 305-358-9572 for more info. There’s something for the wine enthusiast on the porch at Dade Heritage Trust, too. Join us for “Fundamentals of Wine 101” and wine tasting with wine educator, Barry Alberts of Berries to Wine, Inc. at 2:30 p.m.-3:15 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.-6:45 p.m. Admission: $20.00 per person.


mayor. Advance reservations and payment required. HistoryMiami Members: $20, Non-members: $30. For more info and to reserve call 305-375-1621, email citytours@historymiami.org or visit www.historymiami.org. 8th Annual Deering Seafood Festival Sunday, March 25, 11:00 a.m.—6:00 p.m. Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Avenue, Miami One special day each year the historic Deering Estate at Cutler is transformed into a magical island with Calypso rhythms, colorfully costumed dancers, and mountains of Florida’s freshest fish and seafood. Local restaurants prepare their specialties featuring the scrumptious bounty from the sea. And, a land-lovers menu keeps everyone happy. The festival is non-stop fun with Bahamian Junkanoo musicians, ongoing entertainment on-stage, inflatables, pontoon boat rides aboard the Pelican Skipper to Chicken Key, an Artists’ Village, nature hikes, tours and activities for kids to learn about preservation and conservation of our environment. Chosen one of Miami’s Top Annual Events. Admission: $15 for adults in advance online, $20 at the gate, $5 for children ages 4-14, free for children under 4 and Deering Estate Foundation Members. Admission includes park entrance and all activities excluding food, drink, pontoon boat rides and rock climbing. For more info call 305-235-1668 x 263 or visit www.deeringseafoodfestival.org Jewish Miami Coach Tour Sunday, March 25, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 101 W. Flagler Street Join guide Sylvia Gurinsky on a ride through early Jewish Miami and Miami Beach. See Joe’s Stone Crab, the Blackstone Hotel, and explore the Holocaust Memorial. Take in the sites of pioneering Jewish shops and temples and view the amazing interior of the Cuban Hebrew Congregation. Advance reservations and payment required. HistoryMiami Members: $44, Nonmembers: $54. For more info and to reserve call 305-375-1621, email citytours@historymiami.org or visit www.historymiami.org. Hungry for History: Inside Burdines Store Monday, March 26, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 101 W. Flagler Street Take a walk back in time with guide Sylvia Gurinsky to when Burdines was the most famous department store in Florida. Discover the secrets of the downtown Burdines, now Macy’s. Explore the history of “The Merchant Prince,” campaigns for civil rights and some hidden corners of 18


From Balustrades to Cheese Holes: Architectural Heritage & Historic Preservation Workshop for Teachers

Friday, March 30 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Miami City Hall 3500 Pan American Drive Dinner Key in Coconut Grove

Dade Heritage Trust presents a FREE workshop and presentations for teachers at the elementary through high school level. Held at Miami City Hall, the original seaplane terminal for Pan American World Airways, now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Workshop topics and tours include:     

History of Miami Architecture Bringing Preservation into the Classroom North Miami and Coral Gables - A Study in Comparative Architecture by Students Historic Coconut Grove walking tour William Jennings Bryan Heritage coach tour, and more.

Advance registration required. Call 305-358-9572 for more information. From Balustrades to Cheese Holes Workshop for Teachers is made possible by a generous grant from The Villagers, Inc.


“The Florida Store.” Advance reservations and payment required. HistoryMiami Members: $10, Non-members: $15. For more info and to reserve call 305-375-1621, email citytours@historymiami.org or visit www.historymiami.org. Curtiss Mansion Opening and Concerts Friday, Saturday, and Sunday March 30, 31 and April 1 Curtiss Mansion, 500 Deer Run, Miami Springs A weekend celebrating the re-opening of the historic Curtiss Mansion that includes a concert by Latin Grammy Award winner Jorge Moreno. Captain Barrington Irving, the pilot who made history by becoming the world’s youngest person and the first Black person to fly solo around the world and who is headquartered at the Mansion, will introduce his next historic global mission scheduled for 2013. The Mansion will open for the first time in almost 25 years and will celebrate the life and achievements of national aviation hero Glenn Hammond Curtiss, and begin telling the stories of our nation’s other unsung heroes and (s)heroes. Visit www.curtissmansion.org or call 305807-7878 for event schedule and ticket information. Taste of Palm Grove Saturday, March 31, 3:00 p.m. 565 NE 66th Street, Miami (home of Bob Powers) A walking tour of the City of Miami’s largest historic district led by Palm Grove resident Bob Powers and Miami-Dade County Historic Preservation Chief Kathleen Slesnick Kauffman. The location is the Upper East Side of Miami just west of Biscayne Boulevard’s MiMo district. See the diverse styles of Miami homes in vernacular, Mediterranean, Art Deco and MiMo architecture. Step inside a few of the neighborhood’s favorite interiors. Sponsored by the Palm Grove Neighborhood Association. Wear comfortable shoes for this 1-mile walking tour. Admission: $20 per person, food and beverages will be served. Limited reservations, call Bob Powers at 305-299-0052.

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Commodore’s Birthday Party Saturday, March 31, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. The Barnacle Historic State Park 3485 Main Highway, Coconut Grove Commemorate the birthday of Ralph Munroe, Coconut Grove pioneer and founder of Biscayne Bay Yacht Club. A delicious meal and music will be provided on the grounds of The Barnacle, Commodore Munroe’s homestead located at 3485 Main Highway, Coconut Grove. Reservations required. For more information call 305-442-6866 or visit www.FloridaStateParks.org/TheBarnacle. Biscayne to Bacardi Neighborhood Architecture Walk Saturday, March 31, 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 2500 Biscayne Boulevard Accompany historian Dr. Paul George on this leisurely walk through the neighborhood and view historic architecture on the bay, ending at the iconic blue and white tiled Bacardi Building. Advance reservations and payment required. HistoryMiami Members: $20, Non-members: $30. For more info and to reserve call 305-375-1621, email citytours@historymiami.org or visit www.historymiami.org.

APRIL Woodlawn Cemetery Walk Sunday, April 1, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 3260 SW 8th Street Stroll with guide Pepe Menendez through this beautiful historic cemetery. Hear spellbinding stories while visiting the final resting places of Manuel Artime, Jorge Mas Canosa, Max Carey, Pancho Herrera, Howdie Grosskloss, and Cuban Presidents Carlos Prio Socarrac and Gerardo Machado y Morales, and others. Advance reservations and payment required. HistoryMiami Members: $20, Non-members: $30. For more info and to reserve call 305-375-1621, email citytours@historymiami.org or visit www.historymiami.org. Moonlight Garden Tours Wednesday, April 4, 6:30 p.m. Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, 3251 S. Miami Ave Join us for this favorite visitor opportunity to experience Vizcaya’s gardens by moonlight and enjoy live music in the Courtyard of the Main 21


House (decorated rooms will not be open). Wine and light refreshments available for purchase. Not all areas of the gardens are wheelchair accessible. Optional guided tours begin at 6:30p.m. and continue at intervals throughout the evening. Tickets: $15; $10 for Vizcaya members, students, and seniors. Tickets are available onsite only from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on the evening of the program. Call 305-860-8442 for more info. Climate Change Discussion Forum and Film Screening Thursday, April 5, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Courtyard at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, 3251 S. Miami Ave Learn what climate change is all about and how you personally impact our environment. A feature film will be followed by a discussion led by the CLEO Project Youth Task Force. For film details and information visit www.vizcayamuseum.org/calendar.asp. Co-sponsored by The CLEO Institute. Light refreshments will be provided. Tickets: $5; Free for students with ID. Entry and general admission available onsite from 6:00-7:30 p.m. For additional information, please contact Wendy Wolf at wendy.wolf@vizcayamuseum.org or call 305-860-8435. Miami River Boat Tour Saturday, April 7, 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 401 Biscayne Boulevard Enjoy an entertaining ride on the Miami River with guide Griselda Chavarria as she points out drawbridges, hidden neighborhoods, tugboats and the Miami Circle archaeological site. See the river’s little-known parks and hopefully manatees. Advance reservations and payment required. HistoryMiami Members: $44, Non-members: $54, Children under 12: $25. For more info and to reserve call 305-375-1621, email citytours@historymiami.org or visit www.historymiami.org. Miami Circle River Walk and Brazilian Lunch Saturday, April 7, 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 101 W. Flagler Street Enjoy a beautiful walk with guide Michael Pearlman along the confluence of the Miami River and Biscayne Bay and learn about Miami’s history, from the Tequesta People to early pioneers and modern times. The tour concludes at the Miami Circle archaeological site with an optional lunch at Camila’s Brazilian Restaurant. Advance reservations and payment required. HistoryMiami Members: $20, Non-members: $30. For more info and to reserve call 305-375-1621, email citytours@historymiami.org or visit www.historymiami.org.

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Hungry for History: Art Deco Office Lobbies Monday, April 9, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 101 W. Flagler Street Join guide Sylvia Gurinsky on a walking tour of Miami’s historic office lobbies, including the 1927 Chicago-style Ingraham Building and the 1939 Moderne Alfred duPoint Building with its brass flamingo elevator doors and other and other Art Deco embellishments. Advance reservations and payment required. HistoryMiami Members: $10, Nonmembers: $15. For more info and to reserve call 305-375-1621, email citytours@historymiami.org or visit www.historymiami.org. Unity Coalition/Coalicion Unida’s LGBT Leaders, Legends, & Lovelies Lectures, Exhibit, and Legends Ball April 12, 14, & 15 Art Deco Welcome Center, 1001 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach The Unity Coalition/Coalicion Unida LEADERS, LEGENDS & LOVELIES events celebrate the good, positive and outstanding within our LGBT community. The events focus on the contributions of the LGBT community in Miami-Dade and the similarities rather than the differences we all share, how we can inspire others to do good, excel, be proud of who they are, and just be better people. Thursday, April 12, - 7:00-10:00 p.m. The 3rd annual Legends Ball at the Miami Beach Art Deco Welcome Center unveils the 2012 Fabulous Florida Fashions Exhibit and Legends Honorees. Evening includes live music, dancing, hors d’oeuvres, open bar and a series of other great surprises. Tickets are $50/person and advance purchase is required. Call 786-271-6982 or visit www.unitycoalition.org for more info and to purchase tickets. Saturday and Sunday, April 14 & 15, - 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Fabulous Florida Fashion Exhibit at the Art Deco Welcome Center celebrates the LGBT fashion design influence in South Florida. FREE . Sunday, April 15, - 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Unity Coalition/Coalicion brings lecturers from all walks of life in the LGBT and friends community to discuss LGBT fashion design influence in South Florida and how we can inspire others to do good and excel. The Fabulous Florida Fashions will be on exhibit. The lectures and exhibits are FREE, open to the public, and complement Miami Beach Gay Pride festivities just outside the doors. Visit www.unitycoalition for the full schedule of events and featured lecturers.

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Barnacle Under Moonlight Friday, April 13, 6:00 p.m. The Barnacle Historic State Park, 3485 Main Highway, Coconut Grove Enjoy a concert on the lawn of The Barnacle Historic State Park. Bring a picnic and blanket or lawn chair and enjoy the evening as Jennings & Keller take the stage at The Barnacle, built in 1891 by Commodore Ralph Munroe. Gates open 6 p.m. Music from 7 p.m-9 p.m. No pets. Admission: $7 per person for those age 10 and over, $3 for ages 6-9. Call 305-442-6866 or visit www.FloridaStateParks.org/TheBarnacle for more info. Dinner Key and Coconut Grove Twilight Walk Friday, April 13, 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 3500 Pan American Drive, Coconut Grove Check out the old Pan Am seaplane terminal, then amble through the shaded byways of this leafy waterfront neighborhood and learn all its secrets from historian Dr. Paul George. Discover a burial at the library, Ralph Munroe’s pioneer home with natural air conditioning, and infamous doings at the Mutiny. Advance reservations and payment required. HistoryMiami Members: $20, Non-members: $30. For more info and to reserve call 305-375-1621, email citytours@historymiami.org. 16th Annual Miami Riverday Saturday, April 14, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Lummus Park Historic District 250 NW North River Dr. The FREE 16th annual Miami Riverday features boat tours, historic re-enactors in the 1844 Fort Dallas and 1858 Wagner Homestead, environmental education, live music, children activities, and much more. Call 305-644-0544 or visit www.miamirivercommission.org for more info. Stiltsville, Key Biscayne and Cape Florida Lighthouse Boat Tour Saturday, April 14, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 401 Biscayne Boulevard Voted best tour, Miami New Times. Enjoy this trip with Dr. Paul George to one of Miami’s hidden gems—Stiltsville, a remnant community of 7 houses perched on stilts in the middle of the turquoise waters of Biscayne Bay. See the Cape Florida Lighthouse, learn about the history of Key Biscayne. reservations and payment required. HistoryMiami Members: $44, Non-members: $54., 24


Children under 12: $25. For more info and to reserve call 305-375-1621, email citytours@historymiami.org or visit www.historymiami.org. Historic Miami City Cemetery Commemorative Service and Youth Talent on Parade Sunday, April 15, 3:00 p.m. Biscayne Park, N.E. 1st Ave and 19th St. The African American Committee of Dade Heritage Trust cordially invites you to attend the 19th Annual Commemorative Service and 4th Annual Youth Talent on Parade program in honor of Miami’s most historic cemetery. Community groups and people of all faiths are invited to participate in this multicultural, multiracial event. J.B. Carr, an African American incorporator of the City of Miami, and Franklin B. Bain, a member of the African American Committee of Dade Heritage Trust who passed away in 2011, will be remembered. Winners of the Essay Contest on the topic, “Why I am Proud of My Heritage,” will be announced. FREE Refreshments will be served. For more information call 305-638-5800. Indian Comptie Caves and Grove Park Walk Sunday, April 15, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 1801 NW South River Drive, Miami Experience one of Miami’s great hidden residential neighborhoods on the Miami River with Historian Dr. Paul George. Start at beautiful Sewell Park, named after E.G. Sewell, Mayor of Miami and see the secret Indian comptie caves. Advance reservations and payment required. HistoryMiami Members: $20, Non-members: $30. For more info and to reserve call 305-375-1621, email citytours@historymiami.org or visit www.historymiami.org. Miami River to Miami Circle from Bayfront Fountain Friday, April 20, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 301 Biscayne Boulevard Walk with guide Sylvia Gurinsky along the confluence of the Miami River and Biscayne Bay while learning about Miami history, from the Tequesta people to early pioneers and modern times. This tour concludes at the Miami Circle archaeological site. Advance reservations and payment required. HistoryMiami Members: $20, Non-members: $30. For more info and to reserve call 305-375-1621, email citytours@historymiami.org or visit www.historymiami.org. 25


Saving Miami’s Historic Places Since 1972

DHT Members $150 Non-Members $200. Call 305-358-9572 for tickets and for more information.


Miami Springs Annual Historical Bus Tour Saturday, April 21, 10:00 a.m. Miami Springs Grace Lutheran Church, 254 Curtiss Parkway, Miami Springs The Miami Springs Historical Society presents an exciting bus tour of the historical sites in Miami Springs, the homes, bridges, churches, and buildings built in the 1920s and 1930s. See places that were the ground start for events that changed the history of aviation and transportation and framed the changes that breathed excitement into the life of early Miami. Take a trip back in time to the genius of Glenn Hammond Curtiss and his colleagues who determined the destiny of Miami Springs and surrounding areas and who pioneered the beginnings of aviation on land and sea. Ride in the comfort of modern air-conditioned buses with wideview windows. Meet at Miami Springs Grace Lutheran Church (address above). Tickets: $20 per person for the tour and Miami Springs Historical Society Museum visit. Visit www.miamispringshistoricalsociety.org. This tour fills up quickly so make sure you reserve early. Call 305-805-3321 to reserve. Pinewood Cemetery Pioneer Day 2012 Saturday, April 21, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Pinewood Cemetery on Erwin Road just south of Sunset Drive Pinewood Cemetery is recognized as the oldest cemetery south of the Miami River and one of the oldest historical sites in Coral Gables. It is the final resting place for more than 200 pioneers from the 1800s and early 1900s. Pioneer Day is a celebration of the history of early pioneer families. The event is FREE and open to the public. Presented by the City of Coral Gables and the Pinewood Cemetery Board. Light refreshments will be served. Call 305-460-5093 or visit www.coralgables.com for more info. Little Havana Neighborhood Architecture Walk Saturday, April 21, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 1334 SW 8th Street Join guide Pepe Menendez on this delightful personalized tour and sample pastelitos, cafĂŠ cubano, and fruit. Learn the secrets of the ceiba tree, visit a botanica, see cigars hand-rolled, explore the Domino Park, and neighborhood social clubs. Optional lunch at a Cuban restaurant. Advance reservations and payment required. Limit 15. HistoryMiami Members: $20, Nonmembers: $30. For more info and to reserve call 305-375-1621, email citytours@historymiami.org or visit www.historymiami.org. 27


Dade Heritage Trust’s Annual Preservation Awards Friday, April 27, 6:00 p.m. Miami City Hall, 3500 Pan American Drive Join Dade Heritage Trust at its Annual Preservation Awards honoring individuals, organizations, and restoration projects that have excelled in preserving Miami’s historic places. The Preservation Awards will be held at Miami City Hall, the former base for Pan American World Airways seaplanes with flights to Havana, the Caribbean and other exotic destinations during the 1930s and 40s and now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Reception with refreshments will follow the presentation. DHT Members $25, Nonmembers $35. To RSVP or to join DHT call 305-358-9572 or email info@dadeheritagetrust.org by April 19th.


Earth Day Celebration Sunday, April 22, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. The Barnacle Historic State Park, 3485 Main Highway, Coconut Grove Enjoy this celebration on the grounds of The Barnacle, 19th-century home of Ralph Munroe. As a seaman, civic activist, conservationist, and photographer, Commodore Munroe was a man who cherished the natural world around him. Bring a blanket and a picnic lunch and enjoy the day’s music, crafts, and exhibits. Call 305-442-6866 or visit www.FloridaStateParks.org/TheBarnacle for more info. Secrets of Simpson Park Saturday, April 28, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 55 SW 17th Road Join eco-historian Frank Schena and explore Simpson Park, once partly owned by William Brickell. The park is a remnant of the original tropical hardwood forest that extended along Biscayne Bay from the Miami River to Coconut Grove. Advance reservations and payment required. HistoryMiami Members: $20, Non-members: $30. For more info and to reserve call 305-375-1621, email citytours@historymiami.org. In the Spirit of Miami Springs Miami Springs Historical Society Dinner Dance Gala Sunday, April 29, 6:00 p.m. Miami Springs Country Club, 650 Curtiss Parkway, Miami Springs “In the Spirit of Miami Springs” dress as your favorite aviator, soldier, sailor, or character from the ’20s, ’30s, or ’40s to have a chance to win a prize for the best outfit. Or just come to enjoy the company, dinner, dancing, prizes and surprises, including a Silent Auction and a drawing for 6 months worth of Florida Lottery tickets. Gala tickets: $45 per person. Tickets may be purchased at the Miami Springs Pharmacy or by mailing a check for $45/person (indicate your choice of fish or chicken) to Miami Springs Historical Society, P.O. Box 66-0175, Miami Springs, FL 33266-0175. RSVP by 4/20/12. Call 305-805-3321 for more info. House of Refuge to MiMo Hotels Walking Tour Sunday, April 29, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 7300 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach Join guide Sylvia Gurinsky and traverse more than a century of history. Stroll along Collins Avenue and Ocean Terrace, from the site of the Biscayne House of Refuge, once maintained to save the lives of shipwrecked sailors, to Art Deco and MiMo hotels. Advance reservations and payment required. HistoryMiami Members: $20, Non-members: $30. For more info and to reserve call 305-375-1621, email citytours@historymiami.org . 29


Artists Make Historic Landmarks Shine Congratulations to the winners of Dade Heritage Trust’s Student and Teacher Art & Photography Competition

Elementary School Level

1st Place: Wagner Homestead Nayyirah Abury, 5th Grade Edison Park Elementary Teacher: Hiroshima Soto

2nd Place: Opa-locka City Hall Marlin Burke, 5th Grade Edison Park Elementary Teacher: Hiroshima Soto

3rd Place: Vizcaya Juan Paola Delgado, 4th Grade Dr. Carlos J Finlay Elementary Teacher: Zaida Ruiz

Middle School Level

1st Place: Dr. Jackson Clinic Chloe Castillo, 7th Grade South Miami K-8 Center Teacher: Parra/Polin

2nd Place: Going Old School Garret Kraft, 6th Grade Gulliver Academy Teacher: Beth Harrison

3rd Place: The Biltmore Merrett Fay, 8th Grade Westminster Christian School Teacher: Donna Underwood

High School Level

1st Place: Casino at Vizcaya Robert Hodgson, 11th Grade Robert Morgan Education Center Teacher: Gerald Obregon

2nd Place (tie): Congregational Church 2nd Place (tie): Granada & Sevilla Ivan Garcia, 12th Grade Jessica Forbes, 12th Grade Homestead Senior High School Westminster Christian School Teacher: April Sharpe Teacher: Donna Underwood

Teachers

1st Place: Breezeway at the Kampong Gerald Obregon School: Robert Morgan Education Center

Dade Heritage Trust’s Student and Teacher Art & Photography Exhibit March 1-30 HistoryMiami 101 W Flagler St. May 6—June 1 Deering Estate at Cutler 16701 SW 72nd Ave.


Thank You to the following for their financial support of Dade Heritage Days 2012 FRIENDS OF PRESERVATION Walter & Annette Alvarez Betty Brody Lynn & Lisa Chaffin Ann Marie Clyatt Richard & Joan Cohen Dragonfly Expeditions Gayle Duncan Sebastian Eilert Friends of Trinity Cathedral Chico & Cindy Goldsmith

Saul & Jane Gross Linda Collins Hertz Dwight Hill Ruth Jacobs Francena Koch Dolly MacIntyre Margaret McCaffery Tom & Becky Matkov Bruce Matheson George Neary

National Society of the Colonial Dames of America, State of Florida, Miami-Dade Committee Arva Moore Parks, Coral Gables Museum Enid Pinkney Don & Jeanette Poole Bill & Barbara Reese Howard J. Tendrich Lilian Walby

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