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Surfside Historical Walking Tours - 03/29 and 05/03

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*Banner image: Newly Completed Surf Club. October 27, 1935. HistoryMiami Museum, 1989-011-15805.

*Listing Image: Surfside Town Hall, 1945. James P. Wendler, photographer. South Florida Photograph Collection, HistoryMiami Museum, 1995-339-8

South Florida native and HistoryMiami’s Resident Historian, Dr. Paul George, known for his ability to remember the most notable details about South Florida’s people and places, will lead this season's Surfside Historical Walking Tours, which will depart from Surfside’s Community Center (9301 Collins Avenue) on March 29 and May 3.

Dr. George will take attendees back in time to the most eminent landmark building in the community, The Surf Club, a place of myths and legends.

A stroll through Collins Avenue’s historic district will expose attendees to the area’s collection of Art Deco and Miami Modern architectural buildings constructed between 1946 and 1957, both styles becoming a defining symbol of the area.

Dr. George will showcase the history of Surfside’s quaint, two-block downtown area on Harding Avenue, which was nonexistent prior to the immediate aftermath of World War II. Attendees will also learn about the area’s beloved and protected loggerhead turtles, which return each year to lay eggs on the beach. The work of local artists will also be highlighted as the group walks past the “Tales of the Seaside Turtles,” a fiberglass turtle exhibit that pays homage to these fascinating creatures.

Tours begin at 11 a.m. from the Surfside Community Center. Sponsored by the Surfside Tourist Board.
*Limited spaces available.
 
Register for March 29

Register for May 3