HistoryMiami Events March 2011

HistoryMiami Event Listings – March

Wine Down Wednesday
March 2 from 5 – 8pm
HistoryMiami, 101 West Flagler Street, downtown Miami
Mix, mingle and unwind at HistoryMiami while drinking wine, listening to live music by Cat Shell and browsing our new gallery Reflections: Paintings of Florida 1865 – 1965. Experience the largest collection of South Florida paintings!
Free General Admission
Members and County Employees Complimentary Glass of Wine
$15 open wine bar and light snacks $5 per glass
FREE Parking available at 50 NW 2nd Avenue
RSVP by May 2
Call (305) 375-1614 or email: rsvp@historymiami.org

South Beach Art Deco Walk
Saturday, March 5 from 10 am – 1 pm
News Café, 800 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach
Experience South Beach’s landmark Ocean Drive with HistoryMiami as historian Dr. George acquaints you with Art Deco hotels and returns you back to the 1930s and 40s. Relax inside the Essex Hotel and see the Wolfsonian museum’s frozen fountain. Advance reservations suggested.
Members: $20 Non-Members: $25
Info/RSVP: Call: 305-375-1621 or email: citytours@historymiami.org

Women’s History Metromover Tour
Sunday, March 6 from 1 – 3 pm
HistoryMiami, 101 West Flagler Street, downtown Miami
Celebrate Women’s History Month with HistoryMiami and travel on the Metromover to famous sites dedicated to pioneering women Julia Tuttle, Mary Brickell, Marjory Stoneman Douglas and Roxcy Bolton with guide Sylvia Gurinsky. Advance reservations suggested.
Members: $20 Non-Members: $25
Info/RSVP: Call: 305-375-1621 or email: citytours@historymiami.org

Symposium: Ripped From The Headlines
Friday, March 11 at 8:30 am
Dade County Courthouse, Courtroom 6-1, 73 West Flagler Street, downtown Miami
HistoryMiami’s 11th Judicial Circuit Historical Society invites you to step inside the courtroom where Giuseppe Zangara stood on trial for the attempted assassination of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and where William Lozano, Miami Police officer, stood on trial for the murder of a motorcyclist. Learn about the media’s role in Miami courtrooms today.
Free and open to the public.
RSVP to 305-375-1614 or 11JCHS@historymiami.org.

Secrets of Coconut Grove Walk
Saturday, March 12 from 10 am – 1 pm
Miami City Hall, 3500 Pan American Drive, Miami
Discover the charming history and hidden secrets of one of Miami’s original settlements, Cocoanut Grove as you walk with HistoryMiami and historian Dr. Paul George. Visit the memorable sites including the Peacock Inn, Millionaire’s Row, and the Barnacle, the preserved home of Commodore Ralph Munroe. Advance reservations suggested.
Members: $20 Non-Members: $25
Info/RSVP: Call: 305-375-1621 or email: citytours@historymiami.org

Family Fun Day: Reflections of Florida
Saturday, March 12 from Noon – 5 pm
HistoryMiami, 101 West Flagler Street, downtown Miami
Come see HistoryMiami’s new exhibit Reflections: Paintings of Florida 1865-1965 as you capture old Florida on canvas with special guests from Young at Art Children’s Museum. Join these artists and create your own colorful masterpieces throughout the afternoon.
Free and open to the public.
Info: Call: 305-375-1629

Stiltsville, Key Biscayne & Cape Florida Lighthouse Boat Tour
Sunday, March 13 from 10 am – 1 pm
Bayside Marketplace, 401 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami
Voted best tour by the Miami New Times. HistoryMiami invites you to enjoy this beautiful boat trip with historian Dr. Paul George to one of Miami’s hidden gems—Stiltsville, a remnant community of seven houses perched on stilts in the middle of the turquoise waters of Biscayne Bay.
Members: $44 Non-Members: $49 Children: $25
Advance reservations and payment required.
Info/RSVP: Call: 305-375-1621 or email: citytours@historymiami.org

Spring Camp: Reflections of South Florida
March 14 – 18, 2011 from 9am – 5 pm
HistoryMiami, 101 West Flagler Street, downtown Miami
Our region has many lush, watery and beautiful vistas. With inspiration from HistoryMiami’s new exhibit, Reflections: Paintings of Florida 1865-1965, campers will create paintings of Biscayne Bay, downtown Miami, and other local sites. The week will include a visit to Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, where campers will enjoy an exciting tram tour throughout the gardens and make colorful naturalistic portraits.
Camp Rates:
Members: $165/week Non-Members: $190/week
Free before and after care (8:30-9 am and 5-5:30 pm)
To register, call 305-375-1629, email: education@historymiami.org, or online at www.historymiami.org.

Overnight Camp-In
Ongoing
6 pm Fridays to 9 am Saturdays
HistoryMiami, 101 West Flagler Street, downtown Miami
Embark on an overnight adventure at HistoryMiami! Campers will explore the galleries after dark and enjoy arts and crafts, skits and other interactive activities. See unique artifacts such as a 1920’s trolley as you sleep beneath a Seminole chickee or a colonial fort.
Choose from one of the following themes:
• Florida’s Fab Femmes: Women in History
• Sea Legs 101: Pirates in our Midst
• Camp Fire Takes: Stories of the Wild, Wild South
Camp-in rate:
Members: $45/child; $25/chaperone
Non-Members: $50/child; $30/chaperone
To register, call 305-375-1629, email: education@historymiami.org, or online at www.historymiami.org.

Disc Signing & Wine Pairing Salon
Wednesday, March 16 at 6:30 pm
Riviera Country Club, 1155 Blue Road, Coral Gables
HistoryMiami invites you to enjoy a private wine pairing dinner experience and disc signing ceremony featuring photographer Rob Gage, a 30 year veteran advertising photographer.
RSVP to 305-375-1619 or rsvp@historymiami.org.
C100 Member Invitation Only

Elliott Key & Boca Chita Eco Boat Adventure
Saturday, March 19 from 9 am – 4 pm
HistoryMiami, 101 West Flagler Street, downtown Miami
HistoryMiami invites you to enjoy a close-up view of Elliott Key from the water and then choose to go ashore at Boca Chita, or stay with the boat and go snorkeling for an hour at a wreck. Relax in an air-conditioned luxury coach with eco-historian Frank Schena as you travel to Biscayne National Park and embark on a 3-hour boat tour of Elliott Key and Boca Chita.
Members: $59 Non-Members: $64
Maximum capacity is limited to 45.
Advance reservations and payment required.
Info/RSVP: Call: 305-375-1621 or email: citytours@historymiami.org

Little Havana Cuban Cuisine & Culture Walk
Sunday, March 20 from 10 am – 1 pm
Torch Monument, Across From Nuevo Siglo Market, 1305 SW 8 Street, Miami
Join HistoryMiami and explore Cuban culture with guide Pepe Menendez. Walk through this dynamic neighborhood, as you sample the food and coffee. Visit the monuments and glimpse inside a cigar factory that still employs hand rollers. Advance reservations suggested.
Members: $20 Non-Members: $25
Info/RSVP: Call: 305-375-1621 or email: citytours@historymiami.org

Secrets of Courtroom 6-1
Thursday, March 24 from 4 – 5 pm
HistoryMiami, 101 West Flagler Street, downtown Miami
HistoryMiami invites you to Join historian Dr. Paul George and11th Circuit Court historian Judge Scott Silverman for a tour inside the newly restored Miami-Dade County Courthouse Room 6-1. Within these walls Guiseppe Zangara was convicted of trying to assassinate Franklin Roosevelt and Al Capone faced justice for tax evasion.
Members: $20 Non-Members: $25
Advance reservations and payment required.
Info/RSVP: Call: 305-375-1621 or email: citytours@historymiami.org

Lecture: Southern Romanticism and Historical Florida Painting
Thursday, March 24 at 6:30 PM
HistoryMiami, 101 West Flagler Street, downtown Miami
HistoryMiami invites you to join Jay Williams, the Gary R. Libby Curator of Art at the Museum of Arts and Sciences, Daytona Beach, as he presents an interpretive view of the Cici and Hayatt Brown collection in light of Romanticism as an international, national, and local phenomenon.
Free and open to the public.
Info/RSVP: email: e.info@historymiami.org

Centennial Fort Lauderdale Bonnet House and Gardens Eco Coach Tour
Saturday, March 26 from 10 am – 2 pm
HistoryMiami, 101 West Flagler Street, downtown Miami
HistoryMiami’s Eco-historian Frank Schena leads you on this coach trip to one of the country’s most endangered sites – the Bonnet House. The house, owned by the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation, is full of delightful decorative elements and personal treasures. Bring your picnic lunch.
Members: $44* Non-Members: $49
*Rate also applies to Ft. Lauderdale Historical Society Members
Advance reservations and payment required.
Info/RSVP: Call: 305-375-1621 or email: citytours@historymiami.org

Croquet & Cocktails
Sunday, March 27 at 4 pm
Fontainebleau Miami Beach, 4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
Join HistoryMiami’s Flagler Street Society for their signature fundraising event, Croquet & Cocktails. Enjoy croquet, live entertainment, refreshing cocktails and savory local fare!
General Admission: $25
Flagler Street Society members including VIP benefits: $25
VIP: $45
White attire suggested.
RSVP by March 21
For event details, sponsorship or underwriting opportunities, call 305-375-5356 or
email: membership@historymiami.org

Centennial Fort Lauderdale Intracoastal Boat Tour
Sunday, March 27 from 9 – 11 am
Riverfront, Las Olas, Fort Lauderdale
Celebrate Fort Lauderdale’s Centennial with a cruise along the New River, with HistoryMiami and historian Dr. Paul George. View the site of two forts, from which the city derives it name, as well as Birch State Park, and Bonnet House.
Members: $44* Non-Members: $49 Children: $25
*Rate also applies to Ft. Lauderdale Historical Society Members
Advance reservations and payment required.
Info/RSVP: Call: 305-375-1621 or email: citytours@historymiami.org

Centennial Fort Lauderdale Stranahan House Walk
Sunday, March 27 from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Stranahan House, 355 Se Sixth Avenue, Fort Lauderdale
Celebrate Fort Lauderdale’s Centennial with HistoryMiami! Join historian Dr. Paul George for a walk at this charming house listed on the National Register of Historic Places. See antiques owned by the family of Fort Lauderdale’s first postmaster, Frank Stranahan, and his wife Ivy Cromartie. Advance reservations suggested.
Members: $20* Non-Members: $25
Info/RSVP: Call: 305-375-1621 or email: citytours@historymiami.org
*Rate also applies to Ft. Lauderdale Historical Society Members

Centennial Fort Lauderdale Historical Society Walk
Sunday, March 27 from 1 pm – 2 pm
Riverfront, Las Olas, Fort Lauderdale
Celebrate Fort Lauderdale’s Centennial with HistoryMiami and historian Dr. Paul George along the tree-shaded banks of the New River, and a visit to the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society’s museum, housed in Broward’s oldest tourist hotel. Advance reservations suggested.
Members: $20* Non-Members: $25
Info/RSVP: Call: 305-375-1621 or email: citytours@historymiami.org
*Rate also applies to Ft. Lauderdale Historical Society Members

Private Group Tours
HistoryMiami offers customized boat, coach, walking, and bike tours for private groups led by historian Dr. George. Specialized tours not listed may be created to your group’s needs. All tours include a one-time free admission pass to The Museum for each member of your group.
Info/RSVP: Call: 305-375-1621 or email: citytours@historymiami.org

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