About Miami Pioneers and Natives of Dadethe oldest historical society in South Florida
Welcome to the online home of MP/NOD
The Miami Pioneers began in 1938 as Miami’s first historical society with membership limited to members of families that arrived and settled in South Florida before the great hurricane of September 18, 1926. The Natives of Dade was founded in the early 1970s by a group of people born in Miami-Dade county. The groups merged in 2002 and became the Miami Pioneers and Natives of Dade.
We meet 10 times each year, on the first Sunday of each month at 2:30pm sharp (except July and August). The location is Central Christian Church Community Room, 222 Menores Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33134. Please enter at the rear door, Community Room entrance.
See the calendar and special events page for details.
We’re proud to bring many good speakers to make presentations about local history to our audience. If you find these topics of interest, please share with a friend.
Please bring $1 donation to cover the cost of the room when you attend a meeting. We very much appreciate those who can provide refreshments such as cookies, crackers, brownies, etc. for social time after the meeting.
Our annual membership dues are $20 a year. Mail your check made to MP/NOD to our Treasurer: Marlene B. Carlin, 14900 SW 71 Ave, Miami, FL 33158.
our president is Jim Hartnett
phone: 305-667-5733 • firstname.lastname@example.org
past president, Caesar Philips
treasurer, Marlene B. Carlin
corresponding secretary, Mary Pyle
recording secretary, Cele Diaz
sergeant at arms, Gerda Marchese
parliamentarian, Linda Hertz
Our Monthly Newsletter
Each month, we produce a newsletter with information about upcoming meetings, guest speakers, special events and items of interest to those that enjoy learning about and preserving local history.
Once a month, you’ll receive your monthly MP/NOD newsletter via email.
Importance of Participation
Please remember to attend the monthly meetings to see your fellow members, stay abreast of news and updates to your historical society and so that our guest speakers receive the type of reception that they deserve.
Bring a friend, invite a neighbor, reach out to family members that you know will enjoy our wonderful presentations on local history.
Find MP/NOD on Facebook
Your favorite local historical society has joined the future with the establishment of our MP/NOD Facebook page. We share some of our favorite stories, old photos and memories of growing up in Miami with like-minded friends online. Our influence is growing and people are noticing us. Please pass it on.
Miami Pioneers and Natives of Dade
Enter the Central Christian Church Community Room from the rear of the main building.