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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Today 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.

Nominations for Champions of Local History

Wednesday June 3rd at 7pm

Celebrating George Merrick's Birthday and presentation of local history awards
Miami Pioneers and Natives of Dade Celebration Champions of Local History
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.

Next Month
Casey Piket's Lecture: Brickell's Point View Subdivision

Point View in the Brickell neighborhood was an affluent subdivision located in Miami’s Gold Coast. Cultivated and platted by Locke T. Highleyman from 1912 into the early 1920s, the Point View subdivision was where the magnates of the Gilded Age chose to build their winter estates. In addition, it was the location that wealthy Miami pioneers built their homes and raised their families.

The lecture on Brickell’s Point View Subdivision will tell the story of the unique people and the ornate homes that were built in the heart of Miami’s Southside. It will include a slideshow of pictures that showcase the evolution and beauty of Miami’s forgotten residential area.

Please join Casey at the Coral Gables Museum on Sunday, April 5, 2020, from 2 to 3:30pm as part of the Miami Pioneers and Natives of Dade monthly meeting. You can get your free ticket by clicking on the link below.
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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.
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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
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Miami Pioneers and
Natives of Dade Historical Society
PO Box 144353
Coral Gables, FL 33114-4353
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