MPNOD- Miami Pioneers and NAtives of Dade historical society
Hello MPNOD member,
Here is a fresh update from the Miami Pioneers and Natives of Dade Historical Society
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Thanks to all our members and friends that attended the Sunday, June 6 presentation on The Forgotten History of Aladdin City by Robert Burr.
If you missed the program and would like to view the recorded version on YouTube, use the link below.


You can also download the PDF version of the Aladdin City powerpoint presentation.

Summer Break - No Meeting In July

Summer Break - July Hiatus
As usual, we take a break from regular monthly meetings in the summertime -- usually in July and August -- while many members are traveling.

Enjoy your time off and set your calendar for our next group meeting.

Please Note: There is no meeting scheduled for the month of July, however we have a special event planned for August 1. See details below.

Save The Date: Our August Online Meeting

Sunday, August 1 at 1:25pm

Let's gather together online for another Zoom meeting for members of the Miami Pioneers and Natives of Dade, along with friends.

MP/NOD Monthly Meeting - Online
Invite a friend who enjoys local history to join our online programs. Share the link to the zoom interactive presentations and discussions with a friend, family member or neighbor.
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Sunday, August 1 at 1:25pm

Cesar Becerra – Miami’s 125th Anniversary

Cesar Becerra - Miami's 125th Anniversary
We all know the story of the orange blossoms and the freeze. You can’t miss it. Its legendary. Though in November of 1920 at the Miami Woman’s Club, Henry Flagler’s right hand man James Ingraham told a more nuanced story.

In the making since Miami’s Centennial 25 years ago — historian Cesar A. Becerra is ready to debut his book on the question of co-mother status of Mary Bulmer Brickell. He has designed a dual platform of a book entitled Orange Blossom 2.0 with 125 commemorative limited edition crates — containing 30 items of Miami memorabilia — in celebration of Miami’s 125th anniversary on July 28th, 2021.

Join Cesar, along with your fellow MP/NOD members and friends on this weekend of Miami’s 125th anniversary — starting at 1:25pm with a few introductory notes on the project before the presentation at 2pm.
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Join our Zoom online presentation and interactive discussion.

Cesar Becerra – Miami’s 125th Anniversary

Date: August 1, 2021
Time: 1:25pm

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In Memoriam

Virgie Lee Shaw Celebration Of Life - July 10 at 3pm

Virgie Lee Shaw
Virgie Lee Shaw's daughter Sharyllyn wants all the members of MP/NOD and friends to know that she and her brother are planning a Celebration Of Life for July 10 at 3pm at the Central Christian Church, 222 Menores Ave.

An active member of the Miami Pioneers and Natives of Dade -- Virgie Lee was a beloved and respected English and Drama teacher at Miami High. Her husband was Pastor Emeritus of Central Christian Church. Born on July 9, 1922, she passed away last July 23 just after her 98th birthday, but was not able to have a public service due to the pandemic.

We look forward to attending the service in celebration of a life well lived. For more information, please contact Sharyllyn at 305-582-6231.
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Mark Your Calendar for Upcoming Programs

Sep 12 – Coral Gables Merrick House - Colette Worm

Coral Gables Merrick House with Colette Worm
Enjoy a delightful program on the historic Coral Gables Merrick House, the original residence of the Merrick family, presented by Docent Coordinator Colette Worm.

Visit the events page for more details.

Notice: we expect the September 12 meeting to be held in person at the Coral Gables Museum. Please share your thoughts on returning to the museum for our September 12 meeting. Write to:
Past Programs - MP/NOD

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View and share some of our previous historic programs on YouTube. Use this link to visit the page with all recorded programs.
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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
MP/NOD Treasurer
14900 SW 71 Ave.
Miami, FL 33158

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The Miami Pioneers is Dade County’s legacy historical organization, originally founded in 1936 by prominent settlers and business leaders who arrived in Miami in the pioneer era 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
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