Historical Museum of Southern Florida

The South Florida Frontier Cultural Programming
in conjunction with
Live on the Plaza

Thursday Evenings - Free!

Join the Historical Museum and other curious downtowners for free live music, lectures, panel discussions and a film. Enjoy delicious hors d'oeuvres and cash bar.

Directions to the Museum

November 10
6:30 pm

Offsite Tour - Frontier Florida Open House at the Barnacle

Cancelled - The Barnacle is still cleaning up Hurricane Wilma damage

Experience life in turn-of-the-century Miami on this evening tour of Commodore Ralph Munroe's home, the Barnacle, with his grandson Charles Munroe. Learn about the history of the pioneering Munroe family in Coconut Grove.

Meet at the Barnacle at 6:30 pm.
3485 Main Highway
Coconut Grove (Miami)

November 17
6 pm

Live Music - Valerie C. Wisecracker

Enjoy live music by Florida singer/songwriter Valerie C. Wisecracker, a regular at folk and acoustic festivals across the state.

November 17
7 pm

Panel Discussion - Women on the South Florida Frontier

Relive experiences of women on the South Florida frontier.

Panelists - Arva Moore Parks, Christine Ardalan and Sandra H. Thurlow (Historians).

December 1
6 pm

Live Music

Enjoy a selection of rock, country and folk classics.

December 1
7 pm

Lecture - A History of the Miami River

See the Miami River photographs of Dr. Elliot William Salloway and learn about the history of the Miami River during this fascinating presentation.

Co-presented by the Historical Museum's Dr. Paul George.

January 5
7 pm

Lecture - Writing the South Florida Frontier: A Lecture by Peter Matthiessen

Listen to Peter Matthiessen, internationally acclaimed author of Killing Mr. Watson and Bone by Bone, as he discusses his research on the Florida Everglades and Ed Watson. Learn how both reflect the American frontier and the growth of capitalism.

In collaboration with Books & Books and the Miami-Dade Public Library System.

 The South Florida Frontier cultural programming mad possible through a grant from the Florida Humanities Council, the state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities.