The Villagers Commitment Continues During COVID-19
These are most certainly challenging times. Our first and foremost concern is the safety of our families, friends, Villager members and supporters. Not far behind is our concern for the continued protection of historic sites in Miami-Dade County.
As someone who has supported The Villagers events and programs in the past, we want to share with you that behind the scenes The Villagers have been hard at work. …. Click to View Full Message
The Villagers, Inc., commonly known as “The Villagers” is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the restoration and preservation of historic sites in Miami-Dade County, Florida.
By educating, advocating, fundraising, restoring and documenting, The Villagers continue a 54-year tradition of service.
- More than 150 local projects funded
- 75+ sites and organizations received grants
- 225+ university scholarships awarded to advance historic preservation
- Thousands educated through historic tours, workshops, and classes
- Launched Dade Heritage Trust and fought to save dozens of significant local sites
THE VILLAGERS & PRESERVATION
Over the years The Villagers have worked diligently in their support of historic preservation. They have added many other projects in Miami-Dade County, Florida, to their list of successes. The organization raises funds through house and garden tours with boutiques featuring homemade items such as an annual quilt, holiday ornaments, plants, and many other items. Other fundraisers include the Historic Hunt and auctions. The organization funds scholarships to students interested in an aspect of historic preservation. In addition, members act as advocates for the value of preservation that gives the community a sense of place. By educating, advocating, fundraising, and documenting, The Villagers, Inc. continues to this day dedicated to the restoration and preservation of historic sites in the Greater Miami area.
WE INVITE YOU TO BECOME A VILLAGER
We would love to invite you to join us for coffee and a delicious treat, to tell you more about becoming a Villager. Sadly during these times we can’t do that. Instead, we hope you will take some time to view one or more of these brief videos to make you more aware of what it means to be a Villager. We hope you will consider becoming an active member of our organization.
Video 1: Intro to becoming a Villager
Video 2: Villager committee chairs share inside stories
In her University of Florida Master’s thesis, “Exploring the Hallmarks of a Successful Volunteer Preservation Organization,” graduate student Kelly Perkins concluded, “The Villagers’ impact on Florida’s historic landscape is immeasurable.”