HistoryMiami Events – December 2011

December 31st, 2011  |  by  |  Published in Events

Miami Circle? River Walking Tour

December 4, 1:00- 3:00pm

Enjoy a beautiful walk with HistoryMiami?s historian Dr. Paul George along the confluence of the Miami River and Biscayne Bay while learning about the history of Miami, from the Tequesta Indians, pioneers to the people of modern times, including the Miami Circle? archaeological site. Advance reservations and payment required. Cost: HistoryMiami members: $20; Non-members: $30. To book a City Tour, please call 305-375-1621 or email: citytours@historymiami.org.


Hungry for History: Elegant Art Deco Office Lobbies Walking Tour

December 5, 11:00am – 12:00pm

Join HistoryMiami guide Michael Pearlman to see lobbies that celebrate local success and Florida history, including the Ingraham Building, completed in 1927, built in the early 1900s “Chicago School” style of architecture, and brass flamingo elevator doors and stunning ceiling of the 1939 Alfred DuPont Building. Advance reservations and payment required. Cost: HistoryMiami members: $10; Non-members: $15. To book a City Tour, please call 305-375-1621 or email: citytours@historymiami.org.


Wine Down Wednesday

December 7, 5-8pm

Join us at downtown Miami?s cultural hotspot!? Don?t sit in rush hour traffic when you can be mingling with other professionals and enjoying a glass of wine!? Enjoy free access to our exhibition galleries, relax with live local music, and experience cultural performances and monthly lectures!?To RSVP call 305-375-1614 or email:?RSVP@historymiami.org.


Haitian Holiday Traditions at HistoryMiami

December 10, 12 -5pm

Join guests the Backyard Movement for live music and dance related to the various colorful celebrations that take place in this island nation. Make beautiful Haitian bead and sequin money purses. HistoryMiami members: Free; Non-members: Discounted Museum Admission ($5)

For more information call 305-375-1629 or email education@historymiami.org.


Overtown Walking Tour and People?s Bar-B-Que

December 10, 10:00am – 12:00pm

Stroll with HistoryMiami?s historian Dr. Paul George to Overtown?s Lyric Theater, two centennial churches, the site of several clubs, hotels, and the restored home of Dana A. Dorsey, Miami?s first black millionaire. Finish the day with an optional lunch at People?s Bar-B-Que offering ribs, chicken, cornbread, conch salad and collard greens for a reasonable cost. Advance reservations and payment required. Cost: HistoryMiami members: $20; Non-members: $30. To book a City Tour, please call 305-375-1621 or email: citytours@historymiami.org.


Miami River Boat Tour

December 11, 10:00am – 12:30pm

Enjoy an entertaining and relaxing ride on the river with HistoryMiami?s historian Dr. Paul George as he points out drawbridges, hidden neighborhoods, Caribbean freighters, tugboats, the Miami Circle? archaeological site and little known parks, while the history of Miami comes alive.

Advance reservations and payment required. HistoryMiami members: $44; Non-members: $54; Children: $25. To book a City Tour, please call 305-375-1621 or email: citytours@historymiami.org.


Hungry for History: Police Horses at Lummus Park Walking Tour

December 12, 11:00am – 12:00pm

Visit some of the City of Miami Police Department’s most noble guards ? police horses at Lummus Park, the city’s oldest park. Meet Sgt. Ralph Toirac, supervisor of the mounted patrol. Hear about the history of Miami?s Mounted Unit and its role in public safety and community service. Advance reservations and payment required. Cost: HistoryMiami members: $10; Non-members: $15. To book a City Tour, please call 305-375-1621 or email: citytours@historymiami.org.


Miami River to Miami Circle? Walking Tour

December 16, 10:00am – 12:00pm

Enjoy a beautiful walk along the confluence of the Miami River and Biscayne Bay while learning about the history of Miami, from the Tequesta Indians to pioneers and people of modern times. The tour ends at the National Historic Landmark, the Miami Circle?. Advance reservations and payment required. Cost: HistoryMiami members: $20; Non-members: $30. To book a City Tour, please call 305-375-1621 or email: citytours@historymiami.org.


Merrie Christmas Park: Botanical Wonderland and Eco-Walk

December 17, 10:00am – 12:00pm

Wander through this lush tropical enclave in the South Grove with HistoryMiami?s eco-historian Frank Schena, and admire colossal banyans and grassy vistas. Learn about explorers who combed the world to find the colorful flora that grace our community, and how to create an oasis in your own back yard. Advance reservations and payment required. HistoryMiami members: $20; Non-members: $ 30. To book a City Tour, please call 305-375-1621 or email: citytours@historymiami.org.

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