Miami, May 29, 2019 – The renowned Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives at Miami Dade College (MDC) take viewers on a journey through the history of Miami Springs with a screening of “Hometown History: Miami Springs” at 7 p.m., Thursday, June 6, at the historical Curtiss Mansion & Gardens. The event is free and open to the public.
Curtiss Mansion & Gardens was the home of pioneer aviator and early South Florida land developer Glenn Curtiss. Historical film and video capture unique moments in Miami Springs history, including a political dinner attended by two future presidents of the United States, a Fourth of July parade organized by locals after the city cancelled its own, and the story of a dog- grooming business that got caught up in 1970s disco fever. Miami International Airport, directly adjacent to Miami Springs, will also be featured.
“The Wolfson Archives’ founding collection was the WTVJ Collection, which was a TV news library,” said Wolfson Archives Director Rene Ramos. “When you collect almost all of the news stories you cover every day, day in, day out, you end up with a tremendous breadth of coverage. The WTVJ collection includes coverage of important people and everyday people, of significant events and ordinary events, and we can put these stories together to present a multilayered look at local history – and have a lot of fun.”
At the screening, the Wolfson Archives will also show attendees how to preserve, enjoy and share family treasures using digital media at a “Preservation is Personal” table. They can also learn how their family’s Florida home movies can make history when donates to the Wolfson Archives. Films and videotapes of Florida donated to the Wolfson Archives will be permanently preserved, and donors receive a digital copy of their home movies.
Everyone is invited to bring up to three personal photos or documents, or Florida films and videos, for free evaluation by preservation experts.
Wolfson Archives events are presented with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.
Get your free tickets for “Hometown History: Miami Springs” at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hometown-history-miami-springs-tickets-61939498708
WHAT: Wolfson Archives Presents “Hometown History: Miami Springs”
WHEN: Thursday, June 6, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: Curtiss Mansion & Gardens
500 Deer Run, Miami Springs
For more information about the Wolfson Archives, please call 305-237-7732.