(September 13) MIAMI- HistoryMiami Museum, located in the heart of Downtown Miami, will open its doors free of charge on Saturday, September 22, 2018, as part of Smithsonian magazine’s fourteenth annual Museum Day Live!, a national celebration that represents a commitment to providing access, equity, and inclusion.

Smithsonian recognizes the extraordinary power of museums, and other cultural institutions, to provide visitors with insight and inspiration. The event represents a nationwide commitment to boundless curiosity and the pursuit of knowledge wherever you are. As a Smithsonian Affiliate, HistoryMiami Museum, is proud to be part of this annual tradition once again.

“HistoryMiami is the city’s museum. We safeguard and share Miami’s history and we want to be able to share it with all who want to come the museum,” Executive Director Jorge Zamanillo said. “We already host our Free Family Fun Day once a month offering access to the community, and this is just another way to continue developing a culture of equity.”

Currenlty at HistoryMiami Museum, visitors can view Tropical Dreams, A People’s History of South Florida, Avenues of Expression: Street Traditions in Miami, and catch the final week of Miami Rocks: The Miami Pop Festival, May 1968.

A Museum Day Live! ticket is available for download at Smithsonian.com. Visitors who present the Museum Day Live! ticket will gain free entrance for two at participating venues on September 22, 2018. One ticket per email address is permitted. For more information about Museum Day Live! 2018 and a full list of participating museums and cultural institutions, please visit Smithsonian.com.

HistoryMiami Museum is supported by the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners. Accredited by the American Alliance of Museum, HistoryMiami is also sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

Museum Hours & Fees:  Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00am – 5:00pm; Sunday, 12:00pm – 5:00pm; Monday, closed. Regular museum admission: $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and students with ID, $5 for children 6-12, and free for museum members and children under 6.

About HistoryMiami Museum: 

HistoryMiami Museum, a Smithsonian Affiliate, is the premier cultural institution committed to gathering, organizing, preserving and celebrating Miami’s history as the unique crossroads of the Americas. We accomplish this through education, collections, research, exhibitions, publications and City Tours. Located in the heart of downtown Miami, HistoryMiami Museum is a 70,000 square foot facility and home to more than one million historical images and 30,000 three-dimensional artifacts, including a 1920’s trolley car, artifacts from Pan American World Airways, and rafts that brought refugees to Miami. For more information, call 305-375-1492 or visit historymiami.org. HistoryMiami Museum is located at 101 W Flagler St, Miami, FL 33130.