About Miami Pioneers and Natives of Dade

the oldest historical society in South Florida

 

Welcome to the online home of MP/NOD

Miami Pioneers and Natives of Dade

The Miami Pioneers began in 1936 as Miami’s first historical society with membership limited to families that arrived and settled in South Florida before 1900. Its the oldest and most prestigious historical society in South Florida. Our founding members were the leading pioneer settlers of Miami in it’s formative years, developing the early infrastructure, business community, culture and social fabric of South Florida. We honor their commitment and resolve by studying and remembering their legacy while celebrating their significant contributions to our community.

The Natives of Dade was founded in the early 1970s by a group of people born in Miami-Dade county. In a community largely known for its transient population, South Florida native born citizens share a common understanding, core memories and and lasting legacy. The group seeks to preserve and share their memories of the community as it has progressed over the decades.

These two historical societies merged in 2002 and became the Miami Pioneers and Natives of Dade. Originally, the minimal aged to be a member was 50 years old, but that restriction was removed in 2007.

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.

 

Monthly Meetings

We meet 10 times each year, on the first Sunday of each month at 2:30pm sharp (except July and August). The usual location is Central Christian Church Community Room, 222 Menores Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33134. Please enter at the rear door, Community Room entrance.

Central Chistian Church Community Room

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.

Annual Dues

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.

2018-2020 Officers

our president is Seth Bramson
email: sbramson@bellsouth.net

Vice President: Robert A. Burr
Corresponding Secretary: Mary Pyle
Recording Secretary: Barbara Koesy
Treasurer: Marlene Carlin
Historian: Darlene Crum
Sergeant at Arms: Janet English
Past President, Jim Hartnett

Find MP/NOD on Facebook

Visit 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 online influence is growing and people are noticing us. Please pass it on.
https://www.facebook.com/MPNOD

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. Those that wish to receive a printed version of the newsletter, mailed through the U.S. Postal Service each month, can pay $10 a year for this optional service.

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.

Miami Pioneers and Natives of Dade

Enter the Central Christian Church Community Room from the rear of the main building.

Meetings

MP/NOD meetings are held on the first Sunday of each month (except July and August) starting promptly at 2:30pm at:

Central Christian Church
222 Menores Ave, Coral Gables 33134

Enter the door at the south side of the building on Mendoza Ave.

Parking in west lot is also available if you enter from Menores Ave.

Street parking is free on Sunday.

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