Little Havana Walking Tour, a three-hour tour of the world-renowned Miami neighborhood, was one of the events developed for Latino Americans: 500 Years of History, a grant offered by ALA and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).
The participants were treated to an amazing wealth of knowledge about Little Havana’s significance to Miami’s Cuban community and its many historical, political and cultural connections. They were also informed of the contributions of Central Americans and others from Latin America, the Caribbean and the Little Havana neighborhood itself. During the tour, participants were treated to freshly brewed Cuban coffee and freshly squeezed guarapo (sugar cane juice). The tour guide — Corinna Moebius, co-author of “A History of Little Havana” — had a book signing during the last 15 minutes of the tour.
A university library took patrons on a tour of a vibrant and historic Cuban neighborhood in Miami.