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?
Submit Your Miami Story
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HistoryMiami Museum accepts written stories on a rolling basis.

We welcome written stories between 500-1,000 words 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.

Explore the Miami Stories Archives

Written Stories

Read about life in Miami through the decades in our archive of written stories.

Read Miami Stories

Audio Stories

Listen to locals and visitors share their story in our Miami Stories audio archive.

Listen to Miami Stories
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Video 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