Tuesdays starting at 2:00 PM EST
Museum Members: $100, Non-Members: $125
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Tuesday, September 15, 2020 | Meet & Greet with Dr. George
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 | Class #1
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 | Class #2
Tuesday, October 6, 2020 | Class #3
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 | Class #4
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 | Class #5
Join HistoryMiami Museum’s Resident Historian, Dr. Paul S. George, for a series of Tuesday virtual classes that will cover a variety of topics about the history of Florida and will include: lectures, discussion, and virtual tours of some of South Florida’s neighborhoods.
Each class will include a 45-minute lecture on the history of Florida with a 30-minute virtual tour and 15-minute Q&A opportunity to follow.
Recordings of each class session will be available for registered participants to view on-demand should you miss a class.
Recommended Reading: Gannon, Michael. Florida: A Short History. University Press of Florida, 2003.
Paul S. George, Ph.D., Resident Historian at HistoryMiami Museum
Paul S. George is the Resident Historian at HistoryMiami Museum, a Smithsonian Affiliate in downtown Miami. A native Miamian and former college professor, Dr. George has taught at several universities and colleges, including Florida State University, Florida A & M University, Florida Atlantic University, University of Miami, and Miami-Dade College. Dr. George has authored seventeen books, hundreds of articles, book reviews, columns, and numerous unpublished manuscripts. He has served as President of the Florida Historical Society, Vice Chairman of the City of Miami’s Heritage Conservation Board (1984-1987), Director of the Historic Broward County Preservation Board, President of the Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archive, and currently serves as a member of Metro Dade County’s Preservation Board (1997-present). Since 2011, he has written a monthly photo essay column for Biscayne Times, is a columnist for Miami Community Newspapers since 2019, and is currently the editor of Tequesta, the scholarly journal of HistoryMiami Museum. Dr. George has curated several historical exhibits at HistoryMiami Museum (formerly known as Historical Association of Southern Florida), and at the Jewish Museum of Florida. He conducts a wide variety of more than thirty history tours of Dade, Broward, and Monroe Counties. His Crime tour and boat tour along the waters of Key Biscayne and Stiltsville were feted by Miami New Times, as the “Best Tours” in recent years. In 2019, Dr. George was recognized as the Tourism Professional of the Year by the Academy of Hospitality & Tourism and as the year’s Community Champion by Calle Ocho News. The Coral Gables Community Foundation awarded him the Education Award that same year. In 2020, he was featured as The Achiever in Miami Today. Dr. George is a member of the Archbishop Curley/Notre Dame High School Hall of Fame.
Class registration includes all five classes in the semester and meet & greet. Capacity is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note there are no refunds or exchanges.
To request materials in accessible format, sign language interpreters, and/or any disability accommodation, please contact Hana Squires, Accessibility Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (305) 375-1621 at least two weeks in advance of your visit to initiate your request. TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service).
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