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January 2024

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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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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Family sitting on the steps of yellow trolley inside museum exhibition.

Free Family Fun Day: Celebrating Women!

March 9 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States
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The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Latino is teaming up with HistoryMiami for its March Free Family Fun Day to celebrate the incredible achievements of women for Women’s History Month! Learn about the remarkable women who played a pivotal role in creating and shaping the Magic City and be inspired to make your mark in history. Enjoy craft activities, storytelling, and more! The day will be a fun-filled day of activities for families and visitors of all ages.  …

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Sold Out – Arch Creek Park Walking Tour

March 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
View of a hiking trail surrounded by green trees and wild shrubbery. A mulched patch is seen in the center with some sky peeking out behind the trees. Image courtesy of GMCVB/miamiandbeaches.com

Celebrate Florida Archaeology Month with a tour of Arch Creek Park and Museum! Designated as a State of Florida archaeological site over 50 years ago, Arch Creek Park is home to a natural limestone bridge once used by Indigenous peoples and early settlers. Reflect upon the importance of this site to the story of Miami as you navigate through the park’s tropical hardwood hammock.  Ticket includes complimentary pass to HistoryMiami Museum. Members: $25, Non-Members: $35 Featured Speakers: Ingrid E. ArguetaCoordinator…

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84th Annual Membership Meeting  

March 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States
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Members meeting in the south building lobby at HistoryMiami Museum.

Join us for the ultimate museum experience!   Get ready to dive into a whirlwind of discovery at our 84th Annual Membership Meeting!   Explore, learn, and meet each museum department and uncover the magic happening in every corner! From captivating exhibits to groundbreaking research, there's something to ignite your curiosity at every turn. Get an exclusive peek into the heart of your museum!  Indulge on an ice cream and refreshments as you mingle with fellow history enthusiasts and soak in the…

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April 2024

Sold Out – Historic Downtown Miami Walking Tour

April 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States
Aerial image of Downtown Miami. Skyscrapers, streets, and Biscayne Bay are in view. Photo courtesy of the GMCVB – http://MiamiandBeaches.com

Relive the past with HistoryMiami Museum’s Coordinator of Education Programs and Community Engagement, Ingrid E. Argueta and Resident Historian, Dr. Paul S. George, as you delve into the history of Downtown Miami. Walk along historic Flagler Street; view examples of the city’s early architecture; and reflect upon the area’s earliest known inhabitants, the Tequesta, as you view the Miami River. See downtown scenes and notable landmarks as you learn about the ever-changing history of this metropolitan city. Ticket includes complimentary…

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