Museum Members: $5, Non-Members: $15
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Explore the history of Coconut Grove, the land across from the light, on a virtual tour with HistoryMiami Museum’s Resident Historian, Dr. Paul George. Learn how Bahamian settlers influenced the development of the Grove with their knowledge of tropical plants and native building materials. Reflect upon the legacy of the neighborhood’s early residents, including E. W. F. Stirrup and Mariah Brown. View images of The Barnacle, Commodore Ralph Munroe’s home built during the Era of the Bay, and of Dinner Key, the former site of Pan American’s Seaplane Base. Dr. George will be joined by community stakeholder JS Rashid, President & CEO of SECTOR Public Private Partners, Inc., who will share his personal story in Coconut Grove.
Zoom presentation will feature a lecture by Dr. George and conversation with JS Rashid, accompanied with a visual presentation of contemporary and archival images.
The recording of the program will be available for registered participants to view on-demand for up to one-week should you miss the live program. Please note there are no refunds or exchanges.
Dr. Paul George, Resident Historian
For over three decades, HistoryMiami Museum’s Resident Historian Dr. Paul S. George has toured his way to local, national, and international acclaim with his continuing series of historic tours. Through walking, coach, and boat tour experiences, Dr. George has welcomed tour participants on a memorable journey of South Florida through its historic neighborhoods, landmarks, and sites. As a Miami native, author, and former college professor, Dr. George has gained fame for his uncanny ability to recall the most impressive details about the people and places that make South Florida so unique.
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).
Live captioning is available for this program with support from the Batchelor Foundation.