June 23, 2007 - January 20, 2008
Water Stories explores our interaction with water in South Florida over the past 10,000 years through a family-friendly, multi-sensory experience with four main themes: nourishment, transportation, recreation and environmental impacts. Hear over 30 stories about living in South Florida’s aquatic world. See a prehistoric fishing diorama and early recreational fishing gear. View a variety of water vessels, including a Seminole Indian canoe, a trapper’s skiff, a wooden racing boat and a Cuban refugee boat. Catch a sailfish using a fishing simulator. Visit a hurricane preparedness room and track hurricane activity with a live feed from the National Hurricane Center. Learn about water conservation and human impacts on fish and sea mammals.
Organized by HistoryMiami (formerly the Historical Museum of Southern Florida).