MP/NOD Monthly Program Archive

recordings of previous programs

Our Monthly Historical Programs Archive

Miami Pioneers and Natives of Dade

The Miami Pioneers and Natives Of Dade present a program of interest to history enthusiasts in South Florida, usually on the first Sunday of the month at 2pm.

Our usual venue is the Coral Gables Museum, but during pandemic conditions, we meet online using the Zoom app.

Some of our programs have been recorded and can be view from links on this page.

The Art of Bob Fink – from the Coral Gables Company to Everglades: River of Grass.
2020 October – The Art Of Bob Fink

Our guest speaker is Thomas Lockyear, Museum Manager at the Museum of the Everglades in Collier County, on the subject of Bob Fink, the son of Denman Fink –- who illustrated much of the promotional material for the Coral Gables Company.

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John Nordt III - history of Coconut Grove, Key Biscayne, Biscayne National Park
2020 November – John Nordt on Coconut Grove, Key Biscayne and Biscayne National Park

John Nordt III presents a program about the history of Coconut Grove in the late 19th century, the lighthouse keeper on Key Biscayne, Israel Lafayette Jones, his son Lancelot Jones, and history of Elliott Key from ship wrecking to pineapple farming to property ownership and development, finishing with the creation of Biscayne National Park from 1890 thru 1970s.

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Anthony Atwood - Miami Military Museum
2020 December Miami Military Museum – This Old Headquarters
Celebrating the 79th anniversary of Pearl Harbor Day, Anthony Atwood presents a program on the history of the Military in South Florida on Sunday, December 6th at 2pm, via zoom online interactive video. Ten Floridians, including two from Homestead, are still on USS Arizona. We remember them and discuss the Pearl Harbor Remembrance hosted annually at the museum.

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The Barnacle - The Growing Up Years
2021 January – The Barnacle, The Growing Up Years
Marlin Ebbert presents a short documentary featuring interviews with Bill and Charlie Munroe, reminiscing about growing up at The Barnacle historic homesite in Coconut Grove. This live stream meeting on Zoom will include an interactive discussion with Marlin Ebbert and BIll Munroe. Miami Pioneers and Natives of Dade members and friends, as well as the general public, are invited to join in, starting at 2pm on Sunday, January 10th.

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Upcoming Programs

See the calendar and special events page for details.

We’re proud to bring many good speakers to make presentations about local history to our audience. If you find these topics of interest, please share with a friend.

Please offer a donation to cover the cost of presentations when you attend a meeting. We very much appreciate those who can provide refreshments such as cookies, crackers, brownies, etc. for social time after the meeting.

Annual Dues

Our annual membership dues are $20 a year. Use the online Pay Pal link for your donation, or mail your check made to MP/NOD to our Treasurer: Marlene B. Carlin, 14900 SW 71 Ave, Miami, FL 33158.

Annual dues of $20 are payable in September to the Miami Pioneers and Natives of Dade Historical Society.

All donations are greatly appreciated. Help us maintain our historical programs and presentations for the benefit of our community. 

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MP/NOD meetings are held on the first Sunday of each month (except July and August) starting promptly at 2pm at:

Coral Gables Museum
285 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables 33134

Parking is available in the city garage arcross the street.

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