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Here is a fresh update from the Miami Pioneers and Natives of Dade Historical Society
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Sunday, June 2 at 2pm - Coral Gables Museum

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M. Patrick Griffith, Executive Director, Montgomery Botanic Center
Our guest speaker is Patrick Griffith, Executive Director of the Montgomery Botanic Center, offering a history of this world-renowned plant research facility and a historical landmark in South Florida.

Montgomery Botanical Center is the living legacy of Robert and Nell Montgomery, widely known as the founders of Fairchild Tropical Garden (now Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden). Housed on their 120-acre Coral Gables estate, it includes the largest and finest private collections of palms and cycads in the world. As a living tribute to her late husband, in 1959 Nell created The Montgomery Foundation, Inc. -- later renamed the Montgomery Botanical Center (MBC) -- as an independent, nonprofit institution devoted to advancing the science of tropical botany.

The members of the Miami Pioneers and Natives of Dade historical society invite the public  -- especially those with an interest in local history -- to attend the monthly meeting on the first Sunday of the month at 2pm at the Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Avenue in Coral Gables.

Each meeting features a presentation by a guest speaker, followed by social time and refreshments. The public is invited.

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Summer Break

June is the last meeting of the current season. Our Miami Pioneers and Natives of Dade Historical Society takes a hiatus for the summer months of July and August.

Mark your calendar for the second Sunday in September -- after the labor Day holiday weekend -- September 8.
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Juanita Elizabeth Brown Henderson

Juanita Henderson was born in Jacksonville, Florida on January 8, 1924 to Howard and Loretta Brown. At the age of 2, her family moved to Miami, Florida where Juanita grew up and graduated from Ponce de Leon high school with training as a personal secretary. Later, she met her future husband during the war at a USO dance in downtown Miami. After a lovely courtship, she married Elmer B. Henderson on February 13, 1944.

They settled into married life and raised a family. She had two children, Douglas Henderson (deceased) and Debra Henderson Klise. She had two grandchildren, Kristen Klise Listenby and Russell W. Klise III (Jennifer) and three great grandchildren, Ashley and Ella Listenby and Masen Klise.

She moved to the Florida Presbyterian Homes in February 2007 to be closer to her family and enjoyed getting to know her new neighbors. Juanita loved to square dance and continued to dance until she was in her 80s. She had a strong love for her faith, family, and friends. Juanita went to be with the Lord on Mother’s Day on May 12, 2019. Her family loves her so much and she will be greatly missed.
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Monthly Meetings at the Museum

The Miami Pioneers and Natives of Dade invite all with an interest in local history to join us at the Coral Gables Museum community room on the first Sunday of each month (except July and August) from 2 to 4pm.
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There is no charge for the email version of the newsletter. If you wish to have your newsletter printed and send via the post office, the fee is $10 per year, sent to Treasurer Marlene B. Carlin, at 14900 SW 71 Ave, Miami, FL 33158. Thank you!

June Birthdays

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3 Marta Hudson
5 Muriel Keen
10 Richard Daniels
11 Irene Baros
11 Shirley Landwirth
14 Jean Minch
25 Charles Garavaglia
28 Wilma Baggeson
30 Sharon Shackelford
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Special Thanks to our friends at the Coral Gables Museum for hosting our monthly meetings. Thanks to all our members and friends who bring refreshments to share during social time. Thanks to everyone who makes a small donation in the "money jar" at the meetings to help with our expenses.
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Your officers and board of directors are always eager to hear your suggestions, comments and feedback on matters of importance to you.

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Bring a Friend
As always, let's share the love of local history with family and friends. Bring a friend, a neighbor or a family member to the next meeting at the museum.
Refreshments
After our meetings, our group traditionally enjoys refreshments and social time. If you’re able to contribute to this effort, please bring some small snacks, fresh fruit, cookies, brownies, chips and dip, or a similar item that you’d like to share with your friends.
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Corresponding Secretary Mary Pyle leads the telephone committee, along with Pat Ware and Janet English. Please share your thoughts and feedback with them when they call. If you have any questions about the telephone committee, contact Mary at 305-264-2033 or email: [email protected]
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Every member is encouraged to contribute to the historical society by serving on the board of directors, helping with refreshments, the telephone and mail committees, programs, and more. Please let us know how you can help.
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Miami Pioneers and
Natives of Dade Historical Society
PO Box 144353
Coral Gables, FL 33114-4353
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