| Hello MPNOD member,|
Here is a fresh update from the Miami Pioneers and Natives of Dade Historical Society
website: mpnod.org • Facebook: facebook.com/MPNOD/
| Thanks to Jason Vuic for his wonderful presentation on The Swamp Peddlers of Florida, an insightful look at the history of installment land sales, scammers and fraudulent techniques, vast burgeoning suburban communities and the long range impact of these developments on Florida's fragile ecosystem.|
Please Note Our Change Of Date and Venue
| We're pleased to announce that we've been invited to meet at the Pinecrest Branch Library, adjacent to Pinecrest Gardens (previously the Parrot Jungle) on the second Saturday of each month at 2pm.|
| The address is 5835 SW 111th St, Pinecrest, FL 33156. The phone is 305-668-4571.|
Save The Date - Saturday, April 9 at 2pm
Our April 2022 Meeting at 2pm will take place at the Pinecrest Branch Library in person, as well as on Zoom for those joining online.
Let's gather at the library for another meeting of Miami Pioneers and Natives of Dade members and friends.
Saturday, April 9 at 2pm
Stephanie Garcia and Margarita Mirabal
Preserving and Protecting Miami’s History at the Library
Miami-Dade Public Library System Special Collections and Archives
| Join The Miami Pioneers and Natives of Dade historical society for a program on local history -- Preserving and Protecting Miami’s History at the Library -- at 2pm on Saturday, April 9th at the Pinecrest Branch Library, 5835 SW 111th Street in Pinecrest, FL 33156. This event is free and open to the public. Participants can also enjoy the presentation via Zoom.|
| Our special guest speakers are Stephanie Garcia and Margarita Mirabal, the heads of Miami-Dade Public Library’s Special Collections & Archives and Digitization divisions. They will discuss the practical steps and proactive efforts taken to preserve and protect the treasures of Miami’s history held within Main Library’s walls.|
| Miami-Dade Public Library System’s Division of Special Collections & Archives holds rare and irreplaceable historical documents for the benefit of the public and scholarly community. The collections include the Helen Muir Florida Collection, 16mm Film Collection, Cuban Collection of Rare Books & Ephemera, Genealogy Collection, Vasari Project archive, and Rare & Antiquarian books as early as 17th century. It is the primary goal for the collection to provide the public with the contents of the vault, at their request. Its collections include rare books, original manuscripts, over 18,000 photographs, prints, artifacts, audio visual resources, and electronic media.|
| Miami Pioneers and Natives of Dade is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting|
| Topic: MPNOD - Preserving and Protecting Miami’s History at the Library|
Date: Saturday, April 9, 2022
Time: 2pm Eastern Daylight Time
| Meeting ID: 886 0376 9702|
Do you have the latest version of Zoom installed?
| Here's a link to help you get started with Zoom and to stay up to date with the latest version.|
| Invite a friend who enjoys local history to join our meeting. It's always fun to share your appreciation for local history with a friend, family member or neighbor.|
Did You Miss A Meeting?
| View and share some of our previously recorded Zoom interacting online historic programs on YouTube. Use this link to visit the page with all recorded programs. |
Membership Is Open To All
| Join our historical society and support our monthly programs for only $20 a year. Use the Membership Application online, or request one in the mail from our treasurer.|
| We accept online payments via Pay Pal or credit card, or mail your check made to MP/NOD to our Treasurer:|
Marlene B. Carlin
14900 SW 71 Ave.
Miami, FL 33158
$20 Membership Dues
| A Big Thank You! To all our paid members, and to all the new members joining. Your contributions to support our programs and services to the community are greatly appreciated.|
| The Miami Pioneers is Dade County’s legacy historical organization, originally founded in 1936 by prominent pioneer settlers and business leaders who arrived in Miami before the year 1900. The Natives of Dade was incorporated in 1986 by a group of local history enthusiasts born in Dade County. The groups merged on July 8, 2002.|
| Miami Pioneers and|
Natives of Dade Historical Society
| PO Box 144353|
Coral Gables, FL 33114-4353