Dade Heritage Trust to host ‘Baking in Historic Places’ at The Kampong

Dade Heritage Trust to host 'Baking in Historic Places' at The Kampong
Dade Heritage Trust to host 'Baking in Historic Places' at The Kampong
Pictured at the entrance of The Kampong are (l-r) Dade Historic Trust executive director Christine Rupp, Arlene Lang with The Kampong, and Dade Heritage Trust’s Lucia Meneses.

Join Dade Heritage Trust for a little baking and a guided tour of Miami’s own hidden treasure The Kampong, a National Tropical Botanical Garden, during “Baking in Historic Places” on Saturday, Feb. 9, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

“Baking in Historic Places is a new series presented by Dade Heritage Trust,” said Chris Rupp, Dade Heritage Trust executive director. “It’s a creative and delicious way to introduce participants to some of Miami’s most beautiful historic venues. We are thrilled to be able to continue this series at such a unique South Florida gem.”

Named for the Malay or Javanese word for a village or cluster of houses, The Kampong contains a fascinating array of tropical fruit cultivars and flowering trees. The beautiful and historic property, located on Biscayne Bay in Coconut Grove, is the former estate of Dr. David Fairchild, the famed botanical explorer who traveled throughout Southeast Asia and other tropical regions collecting exotic plants he introduced to the U.S.

After a continental breakfast and an overview of the morning, Rupp said participants will get busy learning how to make delicious banana bread with bananas from the Kampong’s own crop.

The two-hour event, which includes a guided tour of the Bayfront estate starts at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at The Kampong, 4013 S. Douglas Rd. Tickets are $25 for Dade Heritage Trust members and $30 for non-members. Advance tickets are available at

To learn more about Dade Heritage Trust call 305-358-9572 or visit

Dade Heritage Trust (DHT) is Miami-Dade County’s largest preservation organization. Founded in 1972 as a grassroots organization to save and protect Miami-Dade County’s historic buildings, DHT’s mission is to preserve our community’s architectural, environmental and cultural heritage. Through a variety of programs, advocacy projects, special events, exhibits and presentations, DHT furthers the mission by engaging Miami-Dade residents and visitors in preservation education.

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