HistoryMiami Event Listings

Wine Down Wednesday
January 4; 5-8pm; 101 West Flagler Street
Mix. Mingle. Sip. Unwind. 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, email: RSVP@historymiami.org or visit www.historymiami.org.

Ninth Annual South Florida History Challenge
January 7; 2-4pm; 101 West Flagler Street
Show off your knowledge at the annual HistoryMiami History Challenge, hosted by HistoryMiami’s historian Dr. Paul George. Join in the fun as a contestant or enjoy the entertainment as a spectator and meet past winners. Door prizes available. Cost: HistoryMiami members: FREE; Non-members: $8.For contestant applications or for more information, call 305-375-1621, email:education@historymiami.org, or visit www.historymiami.org.

New Year’s Beautiful Downtown Miami River Walking Tour
January 8; 2-4pm
Celebrate the New Year on a unique tour of Art Deco and streamline moderne architecture throughout downtown Miami with HistoryMiami’s historian Dr. Paul George. Stand at the confluence of the Miami River and Biscayne Bay. Stroll along the river as you listen to tales of the Miami Circle® and early Tequesta settlements. Cost: HistoryMiami members: $20; Non-members: $30. To book a City Tour, please call 305-375-1621, email: citytours@historymiami.org, or visit www.historymiami.org.

Hungry for History: People’s Bar-B-Que Walking Tour
January 9; 11am-12pm
Take a quick tour of Overtown’s history and stop at the ultimate neighborhood restaurant, 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: $10; Non-members: $15. To book a City Tour, please call 305-375-1621, email: citytours@historymiami.org, or visit www.historymiami.org.

Matheson Hammock to Market Eco Bike Tour
January 14; 10am-12pm
Go on a relaxing bike tour with HistoryMiami’s eco-historian Frank Schena, from Matheson Hammock along the Red Road bike path, to Pinecrest Wayside Market, where famous strawberry shakes and other goodies are available for purchase. Hear the history of Matheson Hammock and examine flora and fauna along the way. Advance reservations and payment required. Cost: HistoryMiami members: $20; Non-members: $30. To book a City Tour, please call 305-375-1621, email: citytours@historymiami.org, or visit www.historymiami.org.

Little Havana Cuban Cuisine and Culture Walking Tour
January 15; 10am-12pm
Join HistoryMiami guide Pepe Menendez on this delightful personalized tour and sample pastelitos, cafe cubano, and fruit. Learn the secrets of the ceiba tree, visit a botanica, see cigars hand-rolled, explore the Domino Park, and neighborhood social clubs. Advance reservations and payment required. Cost: HistoryMiami members: $20; Non-members: $30. To book a City Tour, please call 305-375-1621, email: citytours@historymiami.org, or visit www.historymiami.org.

Family Fun Day: Making a Living in Aviation
January 14; 12-5pm; 101 West Flagler Street
Join HistoryMiami the second Saturday of each month for things to do, learn, and experience with the whole family! Come and meet a variety of people employed in the aviation industry and learn about their work experiences. Before you take off, make sure to design your own aviation employee badge! Cost: HistoryMiami members: FREE, Non-Members: Discounted museum admission of $5. For more information call 305-375-1629, email: >education@historymiami.org, or visit www.historymiami.org.

Miami River to Miami Circle® Walking Tour
January 20; 10am-12pm
Enjoy a beautiful walk along the confluence of the Miami River and Biscayne Bay with HistoryMiami guide Sylvia Gurinsky, while learning about the history of Miami, from the Tequesta people to the pioneers to modern times, and viewing art along the walkway. Tour concludes at 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, email: citytours@historymiami.org, or visit www.historymiami.org.

Everglades National Park, Robert is Here, and Florida Bay Eco-Coach Tour
January 21; 9am-4pm
HistoryMiami’s eco-historian Frank Schena takes this tour to stops at the Visitor Center near Homestead, Pahokee Overlook, and for a stroll on a short wildlife-filled trail. End at Flamingo, the park’s southern end, where crocodiles hang out. On the way back, stop at Robert is Here, the famous produce stand. Advance reservations and payment required. Tour price includes park admission. Cost: HistoryMiami members: $44; Non-members: $54. To book a City Tour, please call 305-375-1621, email: citytours@historymiami.org or visit www.historymiami.org.

Miami River Boat Tour
January 22; 10am-12:30pm
Enjoy an entertaining and relaxing boat 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, little known parks and manatees, while the history of Miami comes alive. Advance reservations and payment required. Cost: HistoryMiami members: $44; Non-members: $54; Children (under 12): $25. To book a City Tour, please call 305-375-1621, email: citytours@historymiami.org, or visit www.historymiami.org.

Abraham Lincoln and Florida
January 22; 1:30pm-4:30pm; 101 West Flagler Street
Join us for a series of presentations by leading historians on Lincoln’s impact on Florida and the nation. Topics include “The Emancipation Proclamation at 150,” “Lincoln, Florida, and the Atlantic: The Civil War at Sea” and “Abraham Lincoln in 1862: A look back 150 Years.” A reception will follow featuring some of Lincoln’s favorite foods. The event will include a special one-day display of the Norman and Irma Braman Collection of Lincolniana. Cost: FREE. For more information call 305-375-1492 or visit www.historymiami.org.

Pan Am Aviation Coach Tour
January 22; 1pm-4pm
HistoryMiami’s historian Dr. Paul George leads this unique tour of aviation history. Follow in the footsteps of aviation pioneer Glenn Curtiss and see his historic Miami Springs Pueblo-style mansion. Visit Dinner Key, site of the original Pan Am Seaplane Terminal. Cost: HistoryMiami members: $44; Non-members:$54. To book a City Tour, please call 305-375-1621, email: citytours@historymiami.org, or visit www.historymiami.org.

Discovery Days: The Marvelous City of Rio
January 23; 9am-5pm; 101 West Flagler Street
When school is closed, we are open! HistoryMiami offers parents day camps on teacher planning days. Children (ages 5 to 12) are invited to spend fun-filled and activity-packed days with us. Activities are unique and encourage children to think, imagine, create and have fun. Campers can be dropped off as early as 8:30am and picked up no later than 5:30pm. Cost: HistoryMiami members: $35/day; Non-members: $45/day. For more information call 305-375-1629, email:education@historymiami.org, or visit www.historymiami.org.

Hungry for History: Shoreland Arcade
January 23; 11am-12pm
View Downtown Miami’s last intact arcade – the Shoreland Arcade – with HistoryMiami guide Sylvia Gurinsky. Hear about the building’s role in the growth of Miami during the 1920s boom and inspect the symbols engraved into this architectural hybrid. Advance reservations and payment required. Cost: HistoryMiami members: $10; Non-members: $15. To book a City Tour, please call 305-375-1621, email: citytours@historymiami.org, or visit www.historymiami.org.

Historic Hollywood Architecture Walk
January 28; 10am-12pm
Enjoy a leisurely walk with HistoryMiami’s historian Dr. Paul George through historic old Hollywood and hear stories of mobsters, gangsters and syndicates. Learn how developer Joseph Young converted a mangrove swamp into a thriving town in only four years. Explore Moorish and Art Deco architecture. Advance reservations and payment required. Cost: HistoryMiami members: $20; Non-members: $30. To book a City Tour, please call 305-375-1621, email: citytours@historymiami.org, or visit www.historymiami.org.

Discover Orisha Arts
January 28; 1pm; 101 West Flagler Street
Come discover South Florida’s living cultural heritage! Enjoy an informative performance of music and dance traditions related to the Afro-Cuban Orisha religion. This program features musician Ezequiel Torres and other artists. Cost: FREE. For more information call 305-375-1629, email:education@historymiami.org, or visit www.historymiami.org.

Pioneer Fort Lauderdale and Stranahan House
January 29; 10am-12pm
Accompany HistoryMiami’s historian Dr. Paul George on an exploration of this charming century old historic home of Frank Stranahan, Fort Lauderdale’s first postmaster, and his wife Ivy Cromartie, pioneer schoolteacher. Discover the roots of frontier Fort Lauderdale while walking through this waterfront park, which was the former site of an old trading post site along the New River. Advance reservations and payment required. Cost: HistoryMiami members: $20; Non-members: $30. To book a City Tour, please call 305-375-1621, email: citytours@historymiami.org, or visit www.historymiami.org.

Hungry for History: Elegant Art Deco Office Lobbies
January 30; 11am-12pm
Take a tour of the lobbies of Miami’s oldest and successful businesses with HistoryMiami guide Michael Pearlman. Step into the grandeur of the Ingraham Building, completed in 1927 and built in the early 1900s “Chicago School” style of architecture. View the brass flamingo elevator doors and stunning ceiling of the 1939 Alfred DuPont Building. Advance reservations and payment required. Cost: HistoryMiami members: $20; Non-members: $30. To book a City Tour, please call 305-375-1621, email: citytours@historymiami.org, or visit www.historymiami.org.