On Saturday, Dec. 10 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., members of The Villagers will be on-hand to guide tours and recount the unique stories of Coral Gables’ historic villages and homes during the "Gables’ Gems from the Roaring ‘20s" tour. After a two-year hiatus, the return of the tour marks the 37th year The Villagers have offered the popular event.
The group will also raffle off a hand-crafted, historic-inspired quilt. This year’s one-of-a-kind piece “Birds of a Feather” honors the historic Doc Thomas House, owned by the Tropical Audubon Society. The pattern of birds sitting in a tree is a tribute to the long-time support The Villagers have given for the restoration of the site. Tickets can be bought from members or during the tour; the lucky winner does not need to be present at the drawing.
Curated vendors, hand-made angels, and food trucks will also be available along the route. These historic properties cannot accommodate wheelchairs or strollers, and homeowners request no high heels or photography.
Tickets are $50. Ticket holders will drive their own vehicles between properties and will receive directions with their ticket purchase.
Proceeds support the preservation and protection of historic sites in Miami-Dade County. Since 1966, The Villagers have selected more than 75 local organizations as grant recipients and awarded university scholarships to advance historic preservation.