The event honored Merrick’s love of poetry with selected readings from his 1920 book “Songs of the Wind on a Southern Shore, and other Poems of Florida.” Poetry readings were presented by poet laureate Richard Blanco.
The organization hosted an educational panel titled, “Preserving our Patrimony. Preserving our Planet”
The affair shared the legacy of architect Phineas Paist who, aside from designing the custom-built Mediterranean Revival stone house at Deering, he also designed landmarks in Coral Gables.
Coral Gables Music Club joined HPACG to celebrate Tertulia Musical, the 7th installment of the Coral Gables Tertulia, and the talent of 19 young musicians.
The event was celebrated at the elegant home of Ajit and Maria Alicia Asrani. A big thank you to Ajit and Maria Alicia for welcoming the members of the organization to their unique 1927 Venetian-style palazzo.
Historic Preservation Association of Coral Gables (HPACG) welcomed author Cesar Becerra as the speaker for the 6th installment of the Coral Gables Tertulia.
Guests sipped champagne and nibbled on assorted gourmet delicacies all while experiencing the vast art collection lovingly acquired by the hosts.
The date and ceremony marked three important milestones: the creation of “Founder’s Day” in Merrick’s honor; the establishment of the University of Miami by Merrick; and the commemoration of the 135th anniversary of Merrick’s birth.
ONE Weekend. TWO Events.