MPNOD- Miami Pioneers and NAtives of Dade historical society
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Here is a fresh update from the Miami Pioneers and Natives of Dade Historical Society
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Saturday, March 11 at 2pm

The History of Frankie's Pizza with Cesar Becerra

Saturday, March 11 at 2pm

Cesar Becerra on Frankie's Pizza

The Miami Pioneers and Natives of Dade historical society presents historian Cesar Becerra and his program on Frankie's Pizza on Bird Road.

Meet at the Pinecrest Library at 2pm, or join online with Zoom.

The story begins on Valentines day in 1955. Two newlyweds had just gone back from honeymooning in Miami Beach and hastily tossed giant baking pans in the trunk of their car and raced back to open Miami’s first pizza shop — Frankie’s On Bird Road.

The rest is history.
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MPNOD monthly meetings take place at the Pinecrest Branch Library, adjacent to Pinecrest Gardens 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. When you enter the library, keep to the right to find the community meeting room.
Miami Dade County Library - Pinecrest Branch
In Memoriam

Joan Feil Clancey

January 17, 1931 - February 17, 2023

Joan Clancey
Visitation will be from 4 to 7pm on Thursday, March 2nd at Stanfill Funeral Home, 10545 S Dixie Hwy. A funeral Mass will be held at St. Augustine Catholic Church on Friday, March 3rd at 1:30pm with a reception to follow until 6pm.
Joan was a long time member of the Miami Pioneers and Natives of Dade historical Society, serving as president in 2012-13.

Born in Philadelphia, PA and raised in Elmhurst IL, daughter of Nicholas L. and Anna Feil, he graduated from DePaul University and earned her Master's Degree from the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine Biology. A pioneering woman in her field, Joan broke down barriers as a female scientist in the 1950s and was a successful published researcher.

She was predeceased by her parents and two brothers Eugene and Robert Feil and survived by her sons Michael (Josephine Mei) and Patrick (Whitney Lochridge) and her five grandchildren.

Save The Date

Archaeologist Bob Carr - Ten Artifacts That Tell The Miami Story

Saturday, April 8 at 2pm

Archaeologist Bob Carr:
Ten Artifacts That Tell The Miami Story

Archaeologist Robert (Bob) Carr tells the story of 10,000 years of Miami’s human occupation by focusing on ten artifacts and objects beginning with Tequesta and Seminole artifacts that depict Miami’s first people. Miami’s historic period is highlighted from the founding of a Spanish mission at the mouth of the Miami River in 1567, American and Bahamian settlers, Fort Dallas to the mid twentieth century’s growth of Miami as a major American City.

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This interactive meeting takes place at the Pinecrest Library starting at 2pm. It’s also available on Zoom.

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using their link to attend in person or online via Zoom
Past Programs - MP/NOD

Did You Miss A Meeting?

View and share some of our previously recorded Zoom interactive online historic programs on YouTube. Use these links to visit our Past Events web page and our YouTube channel with all recorded programs.

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Membership - Miami Pioneers and Natives of Dade historical society

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

$20 Membership Dues

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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
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