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May 2021

Kids Ask a Question: Haitian Heritage- May 8 at 10 am

05/08/2021 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am
View of the Little Haiti Cultural Complex from 2nd Avenue. Photo courtesy of the GMCVB – http://MiamiandBeaches.com

 FREE with registration. Register here to receive the Zoom login information. During the month of May Haitian Americans around the United States celebrate their heritage. This is an expansion of Haitian Flag Day, which takes place on May18th and was established to honor the contribution of Haiti internationally as well as its independence. This festive celebration isn't just for Haitians — it is an opportunity for all to explore Haitian culture and learn about the history, traditions, music, crafts and cuisine…

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Watercolor Workshop: Painting Nature’s Bounty with Donna Torres

05/14/2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Members: $5 Non-Members: $15 Register here. In this workshop you will learn about painting fruits and vegetables from your garden or market using basic watercolor techniques. Donna will paint brightly colored peppers and you can follow along with her as she paints. The skills you learn in this short class can be used to paint any of your favorite fruits and vegetables. We will also talk about how to place your vegetables to make interesting compositions. Materials: 2 sheets of…

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Dance Workshop: Rhythms & Movements of West Africa

05/16/2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Dance with us during this virtual workshop with artist-in-residence Delou Africa Dance Ensemble! Learn from these professional artists as they take you on a cultural journey through West African dance, music, and history. Connect, move, and share during this energizing and interactive experience.   Members $10, Non-Members $15   REGISTER HERE   Accessibility To request materials in accessible format, sign language interpreters, and/or any disability accommodation, please contact Hana Squires, Accessibility Coordinator, at accessibility@historymiami.org or call (305) 375-1621 at least two weeks…

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Honk for History

05/22/2021 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Locations: North – Arch Creek Park & Nature Center 1855 NE 135th Street, North Miami. View map.  Central – AD Barnes Park & Nature Center 3401 SW 72nd Avenue, Miami. View map.   South – Goulds Park 11350 SW 216th Street, Miami. View map.  Join HistoryMiami Museum and Miami Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces for a day at the park. Drive up and receive a fun-filled bag of activities for the family to enjoy at home. Stay after and experience the outdoors. Each drawstring bag contains the following*: Coloring sheets packet Crayons Playdough…

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

05/25/2021 @ 6:00 pm - 06/29/2021 @ 7:30 pm
Dr. George sitting in front of a laptop computer in the Museum's Archives and Research Center. Book stacks are visible in the back right of the image.

Tuesdays from 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Eastern Time Museum Members: $100, Non-Members: $125 Register for Zoom instructions   Class Schedule Tuesday, May 25, 2021 | Meet & Greet with Dr. George (optional) Tuesday, June 1, 2021 | Class #1 Tuesday, June 8, 2021 | Class #2 with guest speaker, Terrance Cribbs-Lorrant, Executive Director of the City of Miami Black Police Precinct & Courthouse Museum Tuesday, June 15, 2021 | Class #3 with guest speaker, JS Rashid, President & CEO…

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June 2021

Members Only Event: Will Miami’s Hurricane Past Collide with the City of Tomorrow? 

06/03/2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
In 1947 flooding from two hurricanes inundated western Dade and Broward counties. As a result the state established the Central and South Florida Flood Control District, now known as the South Florida Water Management District. HMSF, Miami News Collection. 1989-011-8007.

Bryan Norcross and Betty Davis will discuss the history of hurricanes in South Florida and share their knowledge and expertise on how climate change and modern impacts affect tropical systems. Learn more as to new technology in the field alongside analysis and simulations. We look forward to having you join us! Register Here   Live captioning is available for this program with support from the Batchelor Foundation  

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Kids Ask a Question: Percussion Sounds

06/12/2021 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am
plena drum

FREE with registration. Register here to receive the Zoom login information. Percussion is the oldest group of instruments with many different types with origins from all across the world. A percussion instrument makes noise by striking, rubbing or shaking.  Can you name the most common percussion instruments? Spend the morning with us and learn about percussion. Join members of Puerto Rican ensemble Plena as they teach you the basics of hand drumming and rhythms. Have something you can use to make…

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Via Zoom! Museum Story Time: Heather has Two Mommies

06/16/2021 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

FREE with registration. Register here to receive the Zoom login information. Celebrate the joy of reading and be whisked away on a literary adventure. Hear the tale of Heather as she starts school and realizes that many of the students in her classroom have unique families. This book is a visual depiction of the beauty and joy of diversity. Heather Has Two Mommies by Leslea Newman, illustrated by Laura Cornell, and published by Candlewick Press. We’re reading this story with permission…

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People’s History of South Florida Program Series sponsored by the Marcia J. Kanner Memorial Fund

06/17/2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

This program series looks at Miami’s history, from early settlers to its current evolution into a global city. Discussion points will include immigration, civil rights, gentrification, and other topics that help tell the story of the Magic City. Miami’s Memories FREE with registration. Register here for Zoom instructions. Take a trip back to some of Miami’s long forgotten beloved spots, including the Orange Bowl, Pier 5, and the Nautilus Hotel. Join our Resident Historian Dr. Paul George as he looks…

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Via Zoom! Coconut Grove Virtual Tour with Dr. George

06/25/2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Aerial view of Coconut Grove from the Bay.

Museum Members: $5, Non-Members: $15 Register for Zoom instructions Explore the history of Coconut Grove, the land across from the light, on a virtual tour with HistoryMiami Museum’s Resident Historian, Dr. Paul George. Learn how Bahamian settlers influenced the development of the Grove with their knowledge of tropical plants and native building materials. Reflect upon the legacy of the neighborhood’s early residents, including E. W. F. Stirrup and Mariah Brown. View images of The Barnacle, Commodore Ralph Munroe’s home built…

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