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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 Jorge Zamanillo, HistoryMiami Museum’s Executive Director, in conversation with Resident Historian Dr. Paul George as they reflect on 80 years of history.
Jorge Zamanillo, Executive Director at HistoryMiami Museum
Jorge Zamanillo joined HistoryMiami Museum in 2000 as a Curator. While overseeing the care and growth of the material culture collection, Jorge also curated numerous exhibitions over the past 16 years, including the renovation of the museum’s prehistory and archaeology section First Arrivals, Crime in Miami, and the recent AASLH Award winning exhibition Operation Pedro Pan: The Cuban Children’s Exodus. In his most recent positions as Vice President of Expansion and later Museum Director, Jorge was HistoryMiami’s liaison with local governments and was charged with the responsibility to ensure that the museum’s renovated South Building and exhibitions opened on time in 2014. The expansion more than doubled the museum’s public programming spaces and increased storage capabilities for collections. In November 2016, Zamanillo transitioned to the Executive Director/CEO role and is now responsible for overseeing the continued growth and vision for the museum. Jorge also serves as a media spokesperson for HistoryMiami and handles all interviews in Spanish. Prior to joining the museum, Jorge worked for over 10 years as an archaeologist and project manager for the Archaeological and Historical Conservancy, Inc. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology from Florida State University and a Master’s degree in Museum Studies. Jorge currently serves as Vice-President of the Florida Association of Museums and is a board member of the American Alliance of Museums (AAM).
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.
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 will be available during the 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.
To request materials in accessible format, sign language interpreters, and/or any disability accommodation, please contact Hana Squires, Accessibility Coordinator, at email@example.com 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).
Image credit: Miami News Collection, HistoryMiami Museum, 1995-277-8734.
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