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January 2023

War fight scene

14th Annual Presidential Symposium – Florida and the Civil War

01/22/2023 @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States

Museum Member Attendee: Free Non-Member Attendee: $25 Students (with school ID) $10 Symposium Overview: When most Americans think of the Civil War, Virginia battlefields or Sherman’s march through Georgia likely come to mind. But Florida, one of the first states to secede, played several key roles in the war. A hotbed of slavery, it was the site of a bitterly contested federal fort, its vast coastline proved nearly impossible for the Union to blockade, and it saw an important battle…

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February 2023

Cultural Encounter: Inside Sacred Steel with The Lee Boys

02/18/2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States
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Experience the gospel music tradition of sacred steel during this one-of-a-kind program with The Lee Boys, one of America’s most celebrated sacred steel ensembles. Go back to where it all began at the House of God Church in Perrine, FL where this family of musicians grew up and where their father and grandfather performed this tradition. The Lee Boys went from playing in church services to  thrilling audiences around the world with their sacred sounds which feature lap and pedal…

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Sold Out – Casa Crea Conversations: Mental Health in Creative Communities

02/25/2023 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States
Free
Photo collage of people seated participating in art making activities. In the center, a sign reads, "Casa Crea."

Join HistoryMiami Museum and Casa Crea for an afternoon of art making and conversation. Starting with a panel discussion and culminating with a live figure drawing session led by Paola Vales. Enjoy a live music presentation and learn about ways to support creatives in our community. Casa Crea is a safe space for artists of all mediums and walks of life to come together and practice their diverse crafts in peace. They host biweekly artist meet-ups across South Florida to…

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March 2023

Performance: Musical Passport to Venezuela

03/18/2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States
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Free
Henry Linarez wears a black shirt and holds his cuatro guitar over his shoulder while looking into the camera

The Henry Linárez Ensemble, HistoryMiami's artist-in-residence, will take you on a journey through the cities and towns of Venezuela during this special performance of the country’s folk music. Through the sounds of his cuatro, Henry Linárez explores language dialects and music genres from the different regions of Venezuela while discussing the evolution of its traditional music. Come join us for this one-of-a-kind presentation of music, history, and heritage! Seating is limited and is available on a first come, first-served basis.…

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April 2023

Sold Out – Design District Discoveries Walking Tour with Dr. George

04/15/2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Explore the heart of the Miami Design District with HistoryMiami Museum’s Resident Historian, Dr. Paul George. Learn how the cutting-edge architecture and high-end boutiques evolved from the historic Buena Vista neighborhood. View public art installations, hear about developer Craig Robins, and learn about the neighborhood master plan created by Andres Duany and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk. Ticket includes complimentary family pass to HistoryMiami Museum. Featured Speaker: Paul S. George, Ph.D.Resident Historian For over three decades, HistoryMiami Museum’s Resident Historian Dr. Paul S.…

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Henry Linarez wears a brown shirt and holds his cuatro guitar under his chin while looking down at the instrument

Workshop: Venezuelan Cuatro 101

04/22/2023 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States
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Learn from the best during this hands-on cuatro playing workshop with master musician and artist-in-residence Henry Linárez. Whether you are picking up a guitar for the first time or perfecting your skills, he will teach you about the history of this versatile instrument and how to play it!  Enjoy complimentary Venezuelan snacks and refreshments. Instruments provided and beginners welcome. Recommended for ages 10+. Registration required. $10 Members $15 Non-Members Click here to register

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Sold Out – Secrets of Spring Garden Walking Tour with Dr. George

04/23/2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:45 am

Stroll with HistoryMiami Museum’s Resident Historian, Dr. Paul George, through one of Miami’s most delightful hidden neighborhoods – Spring Garden, located on the north bank of the Miami River. See the house dubbed the Hindu Temple and learn of its unique history in early films. View unforgettable examples of Miami’s early architecture. Ticket includes complimentary family pass to HistoryMiami Museum. Featured Speaker: Paul S. George, Ph.D.Resident Historian For over three decades, HistoryMiami Museum’s Resident Historian Dr. Paul S. George has…

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May 2023

10 Days of Connection: Miami Story Exchange

05/06/2023 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States
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a man is sitting inside of a booth with headphones on and a microphone in front of him on the table. A drum made of wood sits on the table next to him.

What is a story exchange? This is an opportunity to exchange personal anecdotes with others and connect deeply. We’ll ask you to sit with a stranger, tell your story, then listen to theirs. We will reconvene as a group and each participant will retell their partner’s story in the first person. At the end of the program, you’ll have an opportunity to reflect on your experience and record your story in our Miami Stories Recording Booth (this is optional). We will…

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Sold Out: Miami Shores Walking Tour with John Bachay

05/07/2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
View of a one-level home in Miami Shores. The house sits on a green lawn with two palm trees against a blue sky. Courtesy of GMCVB/miamiandbeaches.com

Explore the history of Miami Shores with City Tours Guide, John Bachay. Once advertised as “America’s Mediterranean,” this village on the bay is home to architectural gems that speak to the area’s boom period construction. View homes that are locally and nationally designated historic landmarks. Enjoy a special look inside of one of the historic buildings in the neighborhood. Ticket includes complimentary family pass to HistoryMiami Museum. Featured Speaker: John BachayCity Tours Guide John is a native of Wisconsin but…

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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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