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December 2023

Sangwon Jeong stands in a fighting stance with one fist in front of his chest and another in front of his body.

Workshop: Self-Defense Taekwondo

12/02/2023 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States
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Using the foundation of Taekwondo techniques, Master Sangwon Jeong will teach basic self-defense skills during this family-friendly workshop. The first hour of the class (2:30 – 3:30) will be for children ages 7+, and adults will participate in the last hour of the workshop (3:30 – 4:30).   Adults $25, Children $15  Members receive a $5 discount  Click to RSVP In partnership with the Miami-Dade County Asian-American Advisory Board.  Supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.  AccessibilityTo request materials in…

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Free Family Fun Day: Season Greetings!

12/09/2023 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free
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Join us on the second Saturday of each month from 10am to 5pm, with activities from 11am to 4pm, for free things to do, learn, and experience with the whole family! Spend the afternoon exploring the history and culture of our vibrant city. Ring in the joy of the season! Join our story time corner and learn about different holiday traditions. Create your own greeting cards to share with families and friends. Experience a day of cheer as various traditions…

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Sensory Day

12/17/2023 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States
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Free
Family playing with lighted blocks in sensory room.

Sensory Days are designed for families of children, teenagers, and young adults who are neurodiverse, on the autism spectrum, have sensory processing disorders, or cognitive disabilities. We provide inclusive experiences for the whole family! Explore a touch tour of our permanent exhibition Tropical Dreams: A People’s History of South Florida or enjoy the galleries at your own pace. Play in our sensory-inclusive room and at our interactive building blocks area. Admission to Sensory Day is  FREE with required Registration. Capacity…

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January 2024

Sold Out: South Beach History & Art Deco Walking Tour

January 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Aerial view of South Beach off of Ocean Drive. To the left, a linear grassy park is seen dotted with palm trees next to a paved street. Along the other side of the street, colorful art deco buildings are seen.

Take a walk through one of Miami Beach’s most exciting and attractive neighborhoods, South Beach’s Art Deco District. You will hear the stories of how this area, once strictly farmland, was transformed by the land boom of the 1920’s and again by the hurricane of 1926. Learn how the architectural revolution of the 1930’s defined this neighborhood as a lively vacation destination, only to be turned in to a retirement community in the 1950’s and 60’s, and back into the…

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Free Family Fun Day: Mythical Creatures, All About Dragons!

January 13 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States
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Free
Children standing in front of large green dragon.

Join us on the second Saturday of each month from 10am to 5pm, with activities from 11am to 4pm, for free things to do, learn, and experience with the whole family! Spend the afternoon exploring the history and culture of our vibrant city. Experience a day with the most magnificent monsters and legendary beasts to walk the Earth! Join us for a day of adventure as you encounter a 17-foot-long dragon and a kraken with tentacles reaching as high as…

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Demonstration: Panamanian Devils

January 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States
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Free
Five people in different costumes pose for a photo. Each costume is different and includes elaborate headpieces, masks, and outfits.

Devils or “Diablos” are among the most iconic features of Panamanian religious celebrations and are portrayed by dancers wearing vibrant outfits with intricate masks and headpieces. Join artist-in-residence Ballet Folklórico Aires Panameños for this interactive demonstration on the history of these fascinating characters in Panamanian folklore and experience these incredible traditions and dances for yourself! Supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.  AccessibilityTo request materials in accessible format, sign language interpreters, and/or any disability accommodation, please contact Hana Squires,…

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February 2024

View of The Barnacle, a two-story wooden house with an orange shingled roof. A green lawn leads up to the house. Courtesy of GMCVB/miamiandbeaches.com

Sold Out – History in the Grove: Charles Avenue Walking Tour

February 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Discover the fascinating history of one of Miami’s original settlements, Cocoanut Grove, as you stroll down its tree-lined streets. 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. Hear from community stakeholder J.S. Rashid, President & CEO of SECTOR Public Private Partners, Inc., who will share his personal story in calling Coconut…

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Free Family Fun Day: Rhythms of Panama

February 10 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States
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Free
The full dance ensemble poses for a photo in a variety of costumes. Members in the front row hold up the Panamanian flag.

Join us on the second Saturday of each month from 10am to 5pm, with activities from 11am to 4pm, for free things to do, learn, and experience with the whole family! Spend the afternoon exploring the history and culture of our vibrant city. Celebrate Panama’s rich and unique culture with Ballet Folklórico Aires Panameños! Move to Panamanian rhythms during a dance workshop and enjoy a live fashion show of folk costumes and traditional clothing from across the country. Don’t miss this…

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Guest are seated in the museum theatre while looking onward at panelist and their presentation.

15th Annual Presidential Symposium –Civil War and Immigration

February 24 @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States
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While the Civil War erupted over—and ultimately brought about the destruction of—domestic slavery, it was fought on the battlefield not only by black and white American-born soldiers, but also by hundreds of thousands of foreign-born immigrants. By enlisting to save the Union, these new arrivals affirmed their loyalty to their adopted country. In turn, the war and its tremendous loss of life encouraged President Abraham Lincoln to expand immigration from Europe to fill the depleted ranks of both the military…

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March 2024

Performance: Dancing Across the Regions of Panama

March 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Free
The full dance ensemble poses for a photo in various traditional costumes. There are 22 members and the group is comprised of both men and women.

HistoryMiami's artist-in-residence, Ballet Folklórico Aires Panameños will take you on a journey through Panama’s coasts, mountains, cities, and towns. Through a variety of folk dances, you will explore traditions from regions across Panama and learn about the different cultures and ethnicities that contribute to the country’s incredible diversity. Come join us for this special presentation of dance, history, and heritage! Supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.  AccessibilityTo request materials in accessible format, sign language interpreters, and/or any disability…

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