Last week I attended a networking event at The Coral Gables Museum and before you fall asleep at the words “networking event” I’m here to tell you it was AWESOME because there was mini-golf involved and we were given a private tour that covered the exhibits and history of the area (a lot of which I had never heard and learning is fun so yay)!
After a few laps around the golf course (I hid behind my camera and let everyone else take a stab at the holes) we gathered ourselves up to learn about the museum. When I last lived in the area they hadn’t even broken ground on the building renovations that needed to take place before they could open up, so the experience was entirely new to me. Housed in the former jail and firehouse, the museum was constructed with sustainability in mind, so many of the original fixtures can be seen throughout.
I was impressed by how much care and consideration went into making sure that the exhibits were both reflective of the history of the area but also broad enough to capture interest even if you aren’t a Miami history buff. There’s a little something for everyone.
I don’t tend to go to events like this because of what I do and most of my clients find me, well, here. My alma mater’s alumni chapter was hosting the event, though, and I figured I might as well be social since I can become a bit of a hermit if left to my own devices!
As far as networking events go, this one was a winner. The atmosphere never got stuffy, the girlfriend who I dragged along with me had a blast, and we topped it off with a trip to the bookstore next door and practically bought the entire place out, so that’s a win in my book (har har, pun intended)!