Homestead Mayor Steven C. Bateman and the City Council are inviting the public to a weekend of history and celebration Friday and Saturday.
Families of Homestead’s earliest pioneers will be present to share their stories of challenges faced during the early days of homesteading in South Florida as well as during Hurricane Andrew 20 years ago, an important point in Homestead’s history.
Events will include a $10 cocktail reception at 8 p.m. Friday at the Community Center, 1601 N. Krome Ave., and a free festival in historic downtown Homestead from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday.
For more information, contact Homestead steering committee chair Yvonne C. Knowles at 305-323-6564 or email email@example.com
Do you have a story to tell about your experience with Hurricane Andrew?
The Miami Science Museum is hosting Hurricane Andrew Remembrance Day from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 25 at the museum.
The day’s events will include:
Tropical weather briefings at the Magic Planet at 11:45 a.m., 1:15 and 2:45 p.m.; kids’ activity stations where visitors can tell their Andrew stories and write their experiences on cards to be placed on a pinup board.
It’s all free with a paid museum admission. The museum is at 3280 S. Miami Ave. For more information, visit www.MiamiSci.org.