Museum Members: $15, Non-Members: $25
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Sip of History delves into South Florida’s past and present through moderated conversation with artists, activists, and community stakeholders from a variety of disciplines. Hosted by Resident Historian, Dr. Paul George, each conversation will explore a different topic centered on the diverse stories of our local communities. Each conversation will be paired with a Miami inspired cocktail for participants to try at home. Cocktail recipes will be emailed to all registered participants prior to the program. All recipes can be adapted to a mocktail version if preferred. Drink recipes can be found in Miami Cocktails: An Elegant Collection of over 100 Recipes Inspired by the Magic City by author Gabriel Urrutia. Join Dr. Joanne Hyppolite, Curator at the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), in conversation with Resident Historian Dr. Paul George as they delve into the history and culture of the Black Diaspora in South Florida.
Joanne Hyppolite, Supervisory Museum Curator of the African Diaspora at the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC)
Joanne Hyppolite, Ph.D. is the Supervisory Museum Curator of the African Diaspora at the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). She is the curator of the Cultural Expressions inaugural exhibition at NMAAHC and the co-curator of A Century in the Making: Building the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Dr. Hyppolite holds a Ph.D. in Literature, as well as an M.A. and B.A. in African American Studies. Her expertise and interests are in diasporic cultural expressions and black immigrant American community histories. Prior to joining NMAAHC, she was the Chief Curator at HistoryMiami Museum for eight years.
Paul S. George, Resident Historian at HistoryMiami Museum
Paul S. George, Ph.D. 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 George has authored seventeen books, hundreds of articles, book reviews, columns, and numerous unpublished manuscripts.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.
Gabriel Urrutia brings over 17 years of hospitality experience all based in the city of Miami. In his previous roles, he has conducted more than 150 training sessions for bartenders, while drawing on his creativity and knowledge to develop over 100 fresh and exciting cocktail menus. Gabe was also a finalist for St. Germain’s Can Can competition in 2011 and winner of the National Dekuyper Challenge in 2016. Born in Miami to parents from Cuba and Chile, Gabe embraces his Hispanic roots in everything he does. In 2004, he earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Florida International University, an MBA with a concentration in Marketing from Nova Southeastern University in 2014, and also attained the BarSmarts Advanced certification as well as the Certified Spirits Specialist certification from the Society of Wine Educators. He is also Level 1 from Court of Master Sommeliers and WSET Level 1. At the age 28, he was nominated and shortlisted for “Young Achiever of The Year” at the London International Wine Fair 2009 by The Drinks Business. He was the only nominee from the United States. In 2019, he was selected as one of Wine Enthusiast’s 40 under 40 Tastemakers of America and most recently started a podcast, Miami Accent, chatting with anyone and everyone in the beverage world locally. Also in the same year, Gabe wrote Miami’s first cocktail book in history, Miami Cocktails: An Elegant Collection of Over 100 Recipes Inspired by the Magic City. Miami Cocktails was nominated in 2020 for the prestigious Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Award for best new book
Captioning is available for this program.
Must be 21 or older. Capacity is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note there are no refunds or exchanges.
By purchasing a program ticket registrants will be automatically entered into a raffle to win a copy of Miami Cocktails: An Elegant Collection of over 100 Recipes Inspired by the Magic City by Gabriel Urrutia. 5 copies will be raffled.
Must be 21 or older to enter. One entry per Zoom registration. Drawing will be held the following day, Friday, September 4th. Winners will be contacted via email and will need to confirm no later than Thursday, September 10. If there is no response, a new winner will be chosen.
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