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June 2023

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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Mythic Raffle

06/23/2023 @ 8:00 am - 09/30/2023 @ 5:00 pm
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States
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View of a dark exhibition with a large greenish blue model off a dragon that stands inside. On a dark wall, a sign reads, "Mythic Creatures."

Looking for a way to go ABOVE and beyond and help support our mission? Pour yourself some mythic summer energy with a donation of $75 or more to the museum and be automatically entered to win a FREE one-year supply of coffee from our partner, Café La llave. Winners are chosen monthly; coffee to be enjoyed daily!  Donate Here Questions? contact us at membership@historymiami.org or give us a call at 305-375-1648. Details are below:

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July 2023

Members Only: Mythic Creatures Exhibition Preview Day

07/06/2023 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States
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Free
A group of people stand inside of a museum exhibition. They look down at a display case as one person points.

Members see it first. Members see it free! Enjoy a first look at Mythic Creatures: Dragons, Unicorns, & Mermaids. Choose to explore the exhibition with a a self-guided visit, or a guided tour through Mythic Miami with HistoryMiami Museum's Folklife Curator Vanessa Navarro Maza. Register for the the hour time block that works for you to start your journey into a world of wonder! Not a museum member? BECOME A MEMBER TODAY!

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Mythic Creatures Opening Day Celebration

07/08/2023 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States
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Free
Children looking at giant eagle in museum gallery

Larger than life creatures will fill the galleries at HistoryMiami Museum for our newest exhibition Mythic Creatures: Dragons, Unicorns & Mermaids. The exhibition traces the natural and cultural roots of some of the world’s most enduring mythological creatures from Asia, Europe, the Americas, and even how Miamians embrace their own mythic fantasies.  Organized by the American Museum of Natural History in New York, visitors to the exhibition will come face-to-face with a 17 foot-long dragon with a wingspan of over 19 feet, a giant Kraken sea monster with 12-foot-long tentacles rising from the gallery floor, and a…

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August 2023

Free Family Fun Day: Pirates and Sea Monsters

08/12/2023 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States
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Free
Two female pirates with children at the museum.

Ahoy landlubbers and sea mates alike! Come onboard and sail away with us on a thrilling adventure. Discover and learn about the fantastical world of sea monsters and pirates on our voyage through time. Join us if ye dare in the most mysterious of ocean journeys — from the scaly sea serpent to the legendary Kraken and even the alluring sirens themselves. Join local author Marie Ketsia Theodore-Pharel at 1pm and 2pm for a reading of her book A Fish…

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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

Free Family Fun Day: Celebrating Korean Culture

09/09/2023 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Free
Children doing Taekwondo

Explore Korean cultural traditions with us! Immerse yourself in Korean culture through cuisine, music, craft activities, storytelling, language learning, and more. Enjoy a demonstration and workshop by HistoryMiami Museum's artist-in-residence, Taekwondo Master Sangwon Jeong, and learn about this Korean form of martial arts. Schedule of Activities 12:00 – Music performance by rising star opera singer Young-Kwang Yoo 1:00 – Taekwondo demonstration by Master Sangwon Jeong and World Class Martial Arts 2:00 – Taekwondo workshop with Master Sangwon Jeong 2:30 – Taekwondo workshop…

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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 – Sensory Sunday

09/24/2023 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Free
child playing with blocks in a dimly lit room.

The Museum is committed to providing inclusive experiences for all visitors and we are excited to welcome you to this special program series.  Sensory Sundays 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 our permanent exhibitions at your own pace and join us for a touch tour of our traveling exhibition Mythic Creatures: Dragons, Unicorns and Mermaids.…

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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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