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June 2023

Full Moon Over Miami River Cruise with Dr. George

06/03/2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
view of the Miami River from a boat

Enjoy an evening cruise along the Miami River with HistoryMiami Museum’s Resident Historian, Dr. Paul S. George. Reflect upon the history of Downtown Miami, from the Tequesta to the early settlers on the river who once called this area home. Learn stories of nearby archaeological sites and see hidden neighborhoods. Water and soda service included in ticket price. Additional light snacks and drinks available for purchase from Island Queen Cruises. Ticket includes complimentary family pass to HistoryMiami Museum. Featured Speaker:…

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Members-Only: Willy Chirino: 50 Years of Music Private Tour

06/08/2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States
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panoramic view of an exhibition.

For HistoryMaker, Fellow, and History Buff Level Members – Not one? Upgrade Today! HistoryMiami HistoryMaker, Fellow, and History Buff-level members are invited to join an exclusive private tour through Willy Chirino: 50 Years of Music led by Christopher Barfield Director of Exhibitions. Join him AND Willy Chirino HIMSELF on this immersive look into the grammy award winner's life and ties to Miami. Not a HistoryMaker, Fellow, or History Buff? Upgrade today and don’t miss this opportunity to experience an up-close-and-personal…

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Cultural Encounter: Trinidadian Steel Pan Music

06/17/2023 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us at the panyard, the home and rehearsal space of steel drum ensemble, 21st Century Steel Band! Immerse yourself in the world of Trinidadian steel pan music and tour the space where these instruments are not only played but made. Pan maker and band director Michael Kernahan will demonstrate the process of making pans, which are expertly crafted from oil drums. Enjoy a performance by this master musician, and then try your hand at playing these unique percussion instruments. Registration required.  Location: 14106 SW 142nd Ave, Miami, FL 33186  Members: $15  Non-Members: $20  Click here to register

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August 2023

Miami Mythical Mornings: Guided Tour with Islandia Journal’s Fola Akinde

08/19/2023 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States
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View of the Mythic Creatures exhibition; a unicorn sculpture stands atop a rock and is bathed in purple light. A blue and white entry panel with the text "Mythic Creatures" stands in the background.

Journey to the world of mythic creatures as you explore the stories behind some of Miami’s most fantastical beings during this special program series. Reflect upon the lore and legends surrounding mythical creatures on a tour of the exhibition with Coordinator of Education Programs and Community Engagement, Ingrid E. Argueta in conversation with Fola Akinde, a Miami-based interdisciplinary artist focused on ideas of Black hauntology as it relates to memory, history, and conceptions of liberation and the first artist-in-residence of…

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September 2023

In Class with Dr. George: Defining Moments in South Florida History

09/12/2023 @ 1:00 pm - 10/10/2023 @ 3:00 pm
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States
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Dr. George, wearing a blue pinstripe suit, burgundy striped tie, and white shirt stands in front of a gallery of black and white archival images against a gray wall.

Tuesdays starting September 12th Class Schedule: Sept 12thClass Introduction & The Area’s Early HistoryDowntown Miami Metromover TourSept 19thThe Homesteading Era & Incorporation and the Early Years of the City of MiamiTropical Dreams Highlights TourSept 26thBoom/Bust, Economic Depression, and WarHighlights from the Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives at MDCOct 3rdThe Post-War BoomMiami Riverwalk TourOct 10thThe Emergence of an International CityLummus Park Neighborhood WalkClass schedule is subject to change. Delve into the history of Miami and South Florida…

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Sold Out – Cemetery Series: Woodlawn Park North Cemetery Walking Tour

09/30/2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
A view of a green sign that reads "Woodlawn Park Visitors Welcome." A cemetery and headstones can be seen in the background.

Explore the history of one of the oldest cemeteries in Miami – Woodlawn Park North Cemetery – with HistoryMiami Museum’s Coordinator of Education Programs and Community Engagement, Ingrid E. Argueta and Resident Historian, Dr. Paul S. George. Reflect upon the lives of internationally recognized figures including Manuel Artime, a leader of the Bay of Pigs Invasion; Cuban-Exile leader Jorge Mas Canosa; and former Cuban and Nicaraguan presidents interred at the cemetery. In partnership with Caballero Rivero Woodlawn North Members: $25,…

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October 2023

Stiltsville & Key Biscayne Cruise with Dr. George

10/22/2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
View of yellow wooden A-frame stiltsville house on the flats of biscayne bay.

Join HistoryMiami Museum’s Resident Historian, Dr. Paul George, as he recounts the history of Biscayne Bay. Discover the storied past of Stiltsville, a series of colorful wooden houses built on the flats of the bay and located inside Biscayne National Park. Known in the 1940’s, 50’s and 60’s as a playground for the wealthy and well-connected, Stiltsville was once home to the now infamous Crawfish Eddies and Bikini Club. Learn how this once vivacious community on stilts dwindled down to…

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Sold Out – Cemetery Series: Annual Miami City Cemetery Walking Tour

10/27/2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Black and white image of Miami City Cemetery entrance sign; metalwork script with "Miami Cemetery" can be seen in the center of the image with trees in the background.

Connect with the past on a walking tour of the Miami City Cemetery with HistoryMiami Museum’s Coordinator of Education Programs and Community Engagement, Ingrid E. Argueta, and its Resident Historian, Dr. Paul S. George. Founded in 1897, just a year after the city’s incorporation, this historic graveyard is a monument to so many of the people who helped shape the early history of the Magic City. Hear stories of notable Miami residents, including the civil rights leader Reverend Theodore Gibson,…

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November 2023

Graphic reads "HistoryMiami's 7th annual CultureFest 305. Celebrating what makes Miami, Miami."

CultureFest 305 2023

11/04/2023 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States
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Immerse yourself in the magic of our city at HistoryMiami Museum’s seventh annual CultureFest 305, a folklife festival celebrating what makes Miami, Miami! Where else can you experience Afro-Cuban batá drumming, enjoy mariachi music, marvel at dances of Argentina and Serbia, and sample Haitian cuisine, all in one day? Experience this and even more at this free festival highlighting the Magic City’s rich cultural diversity. Connect to your community during this jam-packed afternoon and explore the sights, sounds, and flavors…

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Sold Out – Cemetery Series: Pinewood Cemetery Walking Tour

11/18/2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
View of a tree covered cemetery with mulch covering the ground. A black historical marker with the words "Pinewood (Cocoplum) Cemetery)" stands in the center.

Explore the history of Pinewood Cemetery, the oldest cemetery south of the Miami River, with HistoryMiami Museum’s Coordinator of Education Programs and Community Engagement, Ingrid E. Argueta, and its Resident Historian, Dr. Paul S. George. Located in the City of Coral Gables, this rural graveyard dates back to the late 1800s and is the final resting place of more than 200 settlers. Learn how local residents are working to restore this once forgotten cemetery. Ticket includes complimentary pass to HistoryMiami…

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