Creating the Dream

Discover the visionaries behind the enchanting city of Coral Gables in our groundbreaking ‘Creating the Dream’ exhibition—now available as a 360° virtual tour! Originally curated by Arva Moore Parks and set within the historically significant Betty and L.D. Pankey Gallery, this cornerstone exhibition delves into the life and legacy of our city’s founder, George Merrick. It showcases the fascinating era of the Florida Land Boom and the architectural marvels that make Coral Gables a living dream. While the physical exhibit has been carefully de-installed for artifact preservation, its essence remains captured in our immersive online experience. Explore the innovation, the ambition, and the cultural touchstones that turned ‘castles in Spain’ into the Coral Gables we cherish today.