Established in 2009, the Miami Stories initiative collects stories about Miami’s past, present, and future. Through this oral history project, HistoryMiami Museum documents life in the Magic City through both written submissions and audio recordings, which are preserved in the museum’s archive, and shared online and through local media outlets.
Your Story Matters
- How did you or your family get to Miami?
- When do you feel like a Miamian?
- What would you miss if you left Miami?
- What makes Miami, Miami?
- What do you see for Miami’s future?
HistoryMiami Museum accepts written stories and video submissions on a rolling basis.
We welcome written stories between 500-1,000 words and video stories under 5 minutes about life in Miami. We encourage storytellers to submit a photo with their written story. To submit a written story, complete the Miami Stories Submission Form. To submit a video story, click on the video story link.
Explore the Miami Stories Archives
Read about life in Miami through the decades in our archive of written stories.Read Miami Stories
Listen to locals and visitors share their story in our Miami Stories audio archive.Listen to Miami Stories
Watch Miamians tell their story in our Miami Stories video archive.Watch Miami Stories
Miami Stories Recording Booth
The Miami Stories Recording Booth allows the museum to capture audio stories at local events.
For more information about booking the Miami Stories Recording Booth, see the Recording Booth Information Sheet or contact us at email@example.com.