I had the pleasure of hearing Miami’s famed historian Arva Parks speak at a special luncheon this week. Arva wears many hats in Miami, but one of the things she does that I find most fascinating is serving as the Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Coral Gables Museum. I’ve always loved the historical aspect of the Gables and how it influences my job as a realtor, and this museum and Arva Parks both have such a story to tell about George Merrick and his involvement in The City Beautiful. The museum is located right in downtown Coral Gables and opened last year. It currently has four exhibitions on view including one called “Creating the Dream: George Merrick and his vision for Coral Gables.” The museum offers many ways to get involved from becoming a member, participating in the Young Associates, or making a contribution. It’s definitely worth a visit. What a special addition to our city!