FAMILY FUN IN THE HEART OF MIAMI! – Save the Dates for STORIES AND SHAKES.

Enjoy outdoor family storytelling, puppet shows and Shakespeare performances (Stories and Shakes). Join us on stage by attending one of our Shakespeare workshops. Plus in April we will celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday with workshops, readings, birthday cake and more. It all takes place at the beautiful and historic Curtiss Mansion (500 Deer Run, Miami Springs, FL 33166). Rain or shine. Admission and parking are free.

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Curtiss Mansion Presents: Indigenous Water Protectors of Standing Rock and Threats to Water Security from the Dakota Access Pipeline

Water is Life Banner, OcetiSakowin Camp, North Dakota © 2016 Jennifer Veilleux Discussion with Dr. Jennifer Veilleux, Geographer & Water Scientist withFlorida International University Wednesday, December 14, 2016 | 7:30pm – 9:00pm On Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota, Native American Tribes are standing against development of a 1,172 mile oil pipeline….

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Curtiss Mansion Announces New Executive Director

Curtiss Mansion, Inc. (CMI), the not-for-profit organization that has restored and operates the historic Glenn Curtiss Mansion on behalf of its owner, the City of Miami Springs, has announced the selection of Melinda Jester as its new Executive Director. Melinda will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of founding Executive Director JoEllen Morgan Phillips.

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SHALL WE GATHER AT THE RIVER

Saturday, October 22, 2016 – 4:30pm to 6:00pm As the culminating public event for the Curtiss Mansion and Smithsonian Institution’s Water/Ways exhibit, you are invited to attend a magnificent and truly moving concert featuring songs of redemption, salvation and purification from the southern African-American spirituals tradition. Outstanding vocalists will be conducted by Florida…

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THE STORY OF GLENN HAMMOND CURTISS – PART 4

Glenn H. Curtiss – A Man in Motion [Fourth of a series about Glenn H. Curtiss, renowned inventor, aviator and founder of Miami Springs, Hialeah and Opa-locka, and the house that he built, the Curtiss Mansion.] It is believed that Glenn Curtiss saw his very first motorcycle at the 1901 Pan Am Exposition…

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Our Hero Joe Podgor

Joseph “Joe” Podgor, or “Mr. Water” as he is lovingly referred to in Miami Springs, FL, has served on dozens of local, state, and federal advisory committees, and has been honored locally and nationally for his volunteer work to protect valuable environmental resources for the betterment of South Florida. He pioneered groundwater protection…

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COMMUNITY RESPONSE

The City of Miami Springs was founded by aviation pioneer, inventor, developer, and American hero, Glenn Hammond Curtiss, and was incorporated on August 23, 1946. This year the City Council was so pleased about hosting the Smithsonian’s Water/Ways that they voted unanimously to change the date of its 90th birthday party to incorporate…

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