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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Sunday, March 1 at 2pm
Christine Rupp - Executive Director of Dade Heritage Trust

We welcome our good friend and advocate for historical preservation Christine Rupp, Executive Director of Dade Heritage Trust, for a review of trust projects, accomplishments, noteworthy news and updates on the work of Dade County's premier historical preservation society.
Christine Rupp - Executive Director of Dade Heritage Trust
Currently, Dade Heritage Trust is working on a number of educational initiatives to encourage people to learn about where they live and understand the importance of preserving places that are symbols of Miami’s architectural, environmental and cultural heritage.

Dade Heritage Trust offers these community programs: Historic Places, Green Spaces, a K-12 educational program; Baking in Historic Places, Miami Urban Bike Tours, Brickell Walks and Talks and a Historic Downtown Miami walking tour app.

In addition, Dade Heritage Trust has received funding from Miami-Dade County to preserve naturally occurring affordable housing and preserve historic apartment buildings in Little Havana.

Dade Heritage Trust is also a chief organizer for the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s 2020 Past Forward Conference coming to Miami this October.

Upcoming DHT events include the April 2 Annual Meeting at the Woman’s Club of Coconut Grove, May 2 Baking in Historic Places at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden, the May 14 Preservation Today Magazine Launch in Allapattah, in addition to monthly bike and walking tours.

The monthly meeting of the Miami Pioneers and Natives of Dade historical society takes place at 2pm at the Coral Gables Museum, followed by refreshments and social time.

Thank you Renny Young

Our February meeting with Renny Young's presentation on the early days of Dinner Key was wonderful. With 24 members and 44 guests in attendance, it was a great opportunity to share our love of local history with the community. Thanks to Renny for showing all his old photos of the Pan Am flying boats, the great clipper ships and all the information about the golden era of international travel that was centered in Coconut Grove.

$5 Donations are adding up

We recently began soliciting $5 donations at the meetings and it seems our members and guests were pleased to contribute to our expenses when attending a good program. We raised $133 from these donations at the front table at the last meeting. This makes a difference in our treasury which otherwise depends largely on annual dues to fund the historical programs, the newsletter and our web site. Thank you!

Nominations for Champions of Local History

Miami Pioneers and Natives of Dade Celebration Champions of Local History

Wednesday June 3rd at 7pm

Celebrating George Merrick's Birthday and presentation of local history awards
Our MPNOD Board of Directors has begun the process of soliciting nominations for the celebration of Champions Of Local History celebration scheduled for Wednesday, June 3 at the museum.

We're honoring those in our community that have done so much to preserve, document, promote and educate the public in regards to the value and importance of historic assets.

March Birthdays

Birthday Cake
3 Scott Biggane
7 Elizabeth Whalen
15 Betty Filippi
16 Dixie Duenas
20 Jane Stubbs
23 Philip Balbi
24 M. Hooper
24 Phillip Tedder
28 Dr. Joseph Fitzgerald
Coral Gables Museum

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.
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.

We're pleased that so many new friends and guests are joining us each month for our historical presentations.
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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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.
Your officers and board of directors are always eager to hear your suggestions, comments and feedback on matters of importance to you.

Have a look at the calendar of upcoming events and remember to invite a friend, a neighbor or a family member to join you at the next meeting.
Miami Pioneers and Natives of Dade Historical Society - Upcoming Events
donations to our historical society are greatly appreciated.
Miami Pioneers and
Natives of Dade Historical Society
PO Box 144353
Coral Gables, FL 33114-4353
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