What? The City of Coral Gables and the Pinewood Cemetery Advisory Board present Pioneer Day, an annual celebration of the history of early pioneer families, many buried at Pinewood Cemetery. Join us to commemorate the installation of new headstones for the Westberry infants buried in the cemetery in 1928 and 1931 and a marker in honor of Munroe family. Guests are invited to tour of Pinewood Cemetery, the oldest burial ground in Miami-Dade County commonly used as such since 1897. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Comfortable, closed-toe shoes are recommended.
When? Saturday, March 8, 2014, 10 a.m.
Where? Pinewood Cemetery on Erwin Road just south of Sunset Drive. Pinewood Cemetery is recognized as the oldest cemetery south of the Miami River and one of the oldest historical sites in Coral Gables. It is the final resting place for more than 200 pioneers from the 1800s and early 1900s, such as veterans of the Seminole Indian War, Civil War, Spanish-American War, and World War I as well as victims of the 1926 hurricane.
Contact? For additional information or to RSVP for the event, contact the City of Coral Gables Historical Resources Department at 305-460-5093.