December 14th, 2021 7pm – 9pm, Doors open at 6pm
Sip of History delves into South Florida’s past and present through moderated conversation with artists, activists, and community stakeholders from a variety of disciplines. Hosted by a HistoryMiami staff, each conversation will explore a different topic centered on the diverse stories of our local communities. Each conversation will be paired with a Miami inspired cocktail created by author and Mixologist Gabriel Urrutia.
For this special evening, join HistoryMiami Museum’s Resident Historian Dr. Paul George and the Director of The Kampong, Craig Morell, for a conversation on South Florida’s unique environment with an in-depth look at the history of The Kampong, Dr. David Fairchild’s former residence.
The Kampong of The National Tropical Botanical Garden is the former residence and garden of famed USDA horticulturist and plant explorer, Dr. David G. Fairchild and later, Catherine “Kay” Hauberg Sweeney. The Kampong began not as a botanical garden, but as a personal collection motivated by Fairchild and Sweeney’s love for, and scientific interest in, ornamental, edible, and ethnobotanical plants. Today, the garden is renowned for its irreplaceable historic collections of rare and unusual varieties of tropical and subtropical fruits, palms, and flowering trees, shrubs and vines. The National Tropical Botanical Garden is a not-for-profit, non-governmental institution with nearly 2,000 acres of gardens and preserves in Hawai‘i and Florida. The institution’s mission is to enrich life through discovery, scientific research, conservation, and education by perpetuating the survival of plants, ecosystems, and cultural knowledge of tropical regions.
Please note this event is only open to Kampong Members; tickets are limited and will not be available at the door. You must have a ticket for entry into this event.
Parking is extremely limited and parking on-site is not guaranteed. We highly encourage program participants to carpool or take a ride-share option.