Our Mission is to safeguard and share Miami’s stories, to foster learning, inspire a sense of place, and cultivate an engaged community. 

HistoryMiami Museum relies on the generous funding of our members and donors to fulfill our mission.  Your charitable donation sustains our engaging educational programs and exhibitions and benefits the growth and conservation of our unique collections.

There are many ways you can give.

Your gift will go right to work to support HistoryMiami Museum’s exhibitions, collections and community-focused offerings, like school programs, tours and family-friendly events for everyone in Miami.

We welcome donations to our annual fund and the Orange Blossom Society, tribute gifts, corporate sponsorship, planned gifts, stock gifts, donations to our endowment or the sponsorship of a bird from our Birds of America collection by John James Audubon. We truly appreciate our friends who invest in Miami’s history.

HistoryMiami Museum’s Annual Fund provides essential, unrestricted funds that allows the museum to continue providing state of the art exhibitions and excellent programs for children, adults and families in our community. Gifts to the Annual Fund of cash or Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCD) from your traditional IRA support every aspect of the museum’s programs and are fully tax deductible. Your gift of any size makes a difference! Click here to give:
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Harnessing the power of a generous group of individuals committed to establishing a deeper connection to Miami’s museum and the stories of our city, the ORANGE BLOSSOM SOCIETY honors the past as it looks to the future. The Orange Blossom Society members support and are actively engaged with HistoryMiami Museum’s mission, as a member-supporter, you directly contribute to the museum’s core efforts, including exhibitions, folklife, collections gathering and conservation, free museum access for families, and the future creation of a new, state-of-the-art museum. Support for the Orange Blossom Society may be made monthly or annually. Join us by making a gift at one of the levels detailed below and get started on making history! BUDS $1,500 – $4,999 PETALS $5,000 – $9,999 BLOSSOMS $10,000 – $15,000 To learn more about the Orange Blossom Society, please contact our Development Manager, Hilda Masip at 305.375.1618 or email Development@historymiami.org.
Marcia Kanner loved HistoryMiami, serving as the museum’s trustee, chairman of the board and endowment coordinator. With Dr. Joe Fitzgerald, she created Miami International Map Fair, the museum’s signature event and the largest map fair in the western hemisphere, celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2018. After her death in 2017, Marcia’s husband Lewis Kanner with family support created the Marcia J. Kanner Memorial Fund to keep alive her spirit and passion. Marcia loved not just the museum but its mission to preserve and celebrate Miami’s history as the unique crossroads of the Americas. The family designated the fund to sponsor A People’s History of South Florida Program Series to reflect Marcia’s desire to make local history resonant and accessible. Free and open to the public, the series brings history alive by exploring how South Florida’s rich diversity and past has shaped our dynamic home today. Donations to the Marcia J. Kanner Memorial Fund may be made by clicking here.
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A gift or sponsorship from your business helps support the cultural life of the Miami community. There are various opportunities available to sponsor major exhibitions, school programs, public programs, special events, as well as research and collections conservation projects. Corporate sponsors make it possible for thousands of people to benefit from HistoryMiami Museum programs each year. HistoryMiami Museum sponsorship opportunities are customized to meet your company’s specific goals while maintaining our mission. To learn more about Corporate Sponsorship, please e-mail Alicia Foster at
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You can make a gift to the HistoryMiami Museum Annual Fund in the name of a colleague, friend or family member. Remember a special loved one through a memorial gift in his or her honor or recognize the special people around you with a tribute gift.
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HistoryMiami Museum houses and conserves a full set of the 435, full size (Double Elephant Folio) prints of John James Audubon’s Birds of America. We are proud to own this rare national treasure. Having this magnificent gem in our collection, we offer members and friends an opportunity to sponsor an Audubon bird in honor of, or in tribute to a loved one, friend, or colleague. Audubon bird sponsorship is fully tax deductible and supports HistoryMiami Museum’s endowment. To select your Audubon Bird please contact Hilda Masip at 305-375-1618 or email hmasip@historymiami.org. Sponsorship can paid through monthly or quarterly installments. Sponsorship: Florida Bird $10,000 National Birds (non-Florida) $2,500
Many assets transfer by the beneficiary designation form you completed when you established your account, rather than through your will or trust. The beneficiary designation can be changed by you and does not require an attorney. To name HistoryMiami Museum as a beneficiary, please use our full legal name Historical Association of Southern Florida, Inc. and our federal tax identification number 59-09-68-005. The address is 101 West Flagler Street, Ste C Miami, FL 33130
You can make a gift to HistoryMiami Museum in your will or trust. Bequests are a simple and popular option for creating a legacy. To name HistoryMiami Museum in a bequest, please use our full legal name Historical Association of Southern Florida, Inc. and our federal tax identification number 59-09-68-005. Our address is 101 West Flagler Street, Suite C Miami, FL 33130. This sample language may be useful for a gift in a will: “I give and bequeath to Historical Association of Southern Florida, Inc., 101 West Flagler Street Miami FL 33130 _______ % of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate — an amount equal to _________% of the net value of my estate — the sum of Dollars $_______, to be used for its general charitable purposes.”
HistoryMiami Museum has made arrangements with Bermont Gold representative, Anna DeMaccino, to receive your gift of stocks. All gifts will be liquidated at no cost to you or the museum. If you wish to make a gift of stock, have your broker contact Bermont Gold at 305-446-6600. You can save on taxes: When you donate your appreciated assets, you avoid paying capital gains tax. If you itemize deductions, you can also take a charitable deduction for the entire donation amount. Maximize your impact for HistoryMiami Museum, while minimizing your tax burden. Please contact Hilda Masip at hmasip@historymiami.org or 305-375-1618, to let us know of your stock gift. We want to to be sure to thank you for your thoughtful philanthropy.
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A gift made to HistoryMiami Museum’s endowment fund will still be supporting our programs decades from now, when today’s children bring their own little ones to the museum to learn about and experience their history and heritage. This is one gift that is truly timeless. We can also create named funds to honor a loved one or fund a program that is especially meaningful to you. Contact us at 305.375.1618 or email Hilda Masip at Hmasip@historymiami.org for giving options that are accessible to anyone.
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Click the button below to visit our Planned Giving page and see the many ways that your gift can impact your community, and shape the museum’s future.
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