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HistoryMiami Museum

101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States
305-375-1492 https://www.historymiami.org

March 2019

Free Family Fun Day: Mighty Women

03/09/2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States
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Celebrate International Women’s Day with us! Take a tour of our permanent exhibition at 11:00 am or 2:00 pm that will highlight the extraordinary accomplishments women made in shaping Miami’s history. Enjoy craft activities, storytelling, and more! RSVP Family Fun Days are possible with the support of the Miami Dade County Department of Cultural affairs, the Cultural Affairs Council, the Mayor and the Board of County Commissioners, the Miami Downtown Development Authority and Jackson Health System. Release By entering the…

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

03/28/2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States

his 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. Panel Discussion: Art and Community FREE and open to the public.  Join us for a conversation about the role art plays in shaping and supporting communities and vice versa. Speakers will talk about the many ways art can connect with a community…

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April 2019

Free Family Fun Day: Family Pride

04/13/2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States
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Experience our new exhibition Queer Miami: A History of LGBTQ Communities. Learn about the history of the LGBTQ+ communities in Miami with our highlight’s tours at 11am and 2pm. Join our story time with one of Miami’s favorite bearded drag queen Miss Latina at 1pm and 3pm. Take part in our Community Mural: Love Makes a Family and play in our interactive building blocks station. RSVP Image: Via Flickr/Guillaume Paumier Family Fun Days are possible with the support of the…

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August 2019

Welcome to Fairyland: Queer Miami Before 1940

08/24/2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States

HistoryMaker & Fellow Members are invited to join us for an exclusive reception and intimate conversation with Dr. Julio Capó Jr., curator of Queer Miami: A History of LGBTQ Communities. Julio will share the century long and multifaceted history of the gay community, featured in his book Welcome to Fairyland: Queer Miami Before 1940, which serves as the basis for the exhibition. Dr. Capó will be available for a book signing following the presentation. Guests will receive a complimentary copy of his book, Welcome…

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October 2019

Hands-On Demonstration: Dugout Canoe Carving

10/05/2019 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States
Pedro Zepeda

Drop in to watch artist Pedro Zepeda carve a Seminole dugout canoe right before your eyes and assist him throughout the carving process. Pedro will demonstrate this art form in a recreated studio space filled with his tools, supplies, and examples of his pieces. During this intimate experience, he will answer your questions about the history and creation of Seminole dugout canoes. FREE with registration. Register here.    With the support from Notice: Participation is voluntary and at your own…

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Free Family Fun Day: Touchdown!

10/12/2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States
football trophy

Gather the whole family to kick-off our new exhibition Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Come decked out in your favorite local team’s gear. Join us for full day of sports and spectacular fun with craft activities, storytelling, music and much more! RSVP         Family Fun Days are possible with the support of the Miami Dade County Department of Cultural affairs, the Cultural Affairs Council, the Mayor and the Board of County Commissioners,…

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LIBATIONS: This Makes Sense

10/18/2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States
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HistoryMiami Museum is proud to host LIBATIONS, a performance art pop-up created to shift the lens of perception as it relates to human connection using visual arts, social practice, and storytelling. Using retrospect and trauma as the marker for transformation, the evening will engage your senses to bring you into the moment of an event of the storyteller, and by default, make the storyteller a time traveler. Performers are:Rosie Gordon WallaceMarlon HillCharlyn GriffinOctavia Yearwood FREE and open to the public.…

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Annual Ghosts of Miami City Cemetery with Dr. George

10/25/2019 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States
Black and white image of Miami City Cemetery entrance sign; metalwork script with "Miami Cemetery" can be seen in the center of the image with trees in the background.

Museum Members: $20, Non-Members: $30, Children 12 & Under: $10 Meet at Miami City Cemetery, 1800 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33132 Now at two times!  Get into the Halloween spirit with HistoryMiami Museum’s Resident Historian, Dr. Paul George, on this haunted history tour. Lurk among the tombstones of this historic graveyard and hear stories about the mysterious deaths of its inhabitants. Visit the final resting place of early settlers, Miami’s first mayor, the Burdine family, and Julia Tuttle. Ticket…

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Annual Ghosts of Miami City Cemetery with Dr. George – Early Bird

10/25/2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States

Museum Members: $20, Non-Members: $30, Children 12 & Under: $10 Meet at Miami City Cemetery, 1800 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33132 Now at two times!  Get into the Halloween spirit with HistoryMiami Museum’s Resident Historian, Dr. Paul George, on this haunted history tour. Lurk among the tombstones of this historic graveyard and hear stories about the mysterious deaths of its inhabitants. Visit the final resting place of early settlers, Miami’s first mayor, the Burdine family, and Julia Tuttle. Ticket…

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Ghostly, Ghastly, Vice & Crime Coach Tour with Dr. George

10/27/2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States

Museum Members: $50, Non-Members: $60, Children 12 & Under: $25 Meet at HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street, Miami, FL 33130 Chill and thrill to stories of mobsters, drug smugglers, and high profile kidnappings on this coach ride with HistoryMiami Museum’s Resident Historian, Dr. Paul George, as Miami’s colorful criminal past is revealed. Visit the Miami Cemetery, the South Beach doorstep of doomed designer Gianni Versace, and filming locations of the original Miami Vice. Ticket includes admission to HistoryMiami Museum. REGISTER About…

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November 2019

La Petite Haiti Culture Walk

11/02/2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States

Museum Members: $5, Non-Members: $15, Children 12 & Under: Free Meet in front of the Caribbean Marketplace, 5925 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33137 Vin jwen nou! Come join us! Learn about the Haitian diaspora experience with our City Tours Guide Cidelca, through the important neighborhood of Little Haiti. The area is home to one of the largest Haitian populations in the United States and bustles with Haitian-owned businesses, creole cooking and unique art – creating one of the most…

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CultureFest 305

11/09/2019 @ 12:00 pm - 6:30 pm
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States

HistoryMiami Museum’s CultureFest 305 is back on November 9, 2019! We invite you to celebrate life in the Magic City and take in the unique sights, sounds, and flavors that make Miami, Miami. Join us for a jam-packed day of music, dance, food, and art. This festival brings together the city’s finest traditional artists for a day of performances and demonstrations, craft activities for all ages, and cuisine from our favorite local restaurants. Celebrate all that makes Miami the diverse,…

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Design District Discoveries Walking Tour

11/16/2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States
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Museum Members: $5, Non-Members: $15, Children 12 & Under: Free Meet in front of Luminaire Lab, 3901 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33137 Explore the heart of the Design District with HistoryMiami Museum. Learn how the cutting-edge architecture and high-end boutiques evolved from the historic Buena Vista neighborhood. View public art installations, hear about developer Craig Robins and learn about the neighborhood master plan created by Andres Duany and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk. Ticket includes complimentary pass to HistoryMiami Museum. No audio or…

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Coral Gables Walking Tour with Dr. George

11/23/2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States

Museum Members: $20, Non-Members: $30, Children 12 & Under: $10 Meet in front of the Coral Gables Merrick House, 907 Coral Way, Coral Gables, FL 33134 Walk along the tree-canopied streets of The City Beautiful with Resident Historian, Dr. Paul George, as you explore the community that George Merrick designed. This tour highlights some of Coral Gables’ most noted landmarks, including the Venetian Pool, Merrick House, the Biltmore Hotel, the DeSoto Fountain, Coral Gables Congregational Church, and Poinciana Place. Ticket includes complimentary…

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December 2019

Hard Rock Stadium Private Tour

12/14/2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States
dolphins stadium

Members Only Be one of the 50 members that will experience a behind the scenes tour of the proud home of Superbowl LIV, Hard Rock Stadium, presented by the Miami Dolphins. Ride in style on our coach while you learn football facts with Miami Dolphins historian, Scott Stone. During the one-hour stadium tour, you will see the locker room, the field, luxury areas and much more. Complete your football adventure at the museum with our newest exhibition, Gridiron Glory: The Best…

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Wynwood Walking Tour

12/15/2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States

Museum Members: $5, Non-Members: $15, Children 12 & Under: Free Meet in front of Panther Coffee Wynwood, 2390 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33127 Join HistoryMiami Museum and explore one of Miami’s trendiest and most dynamic neighborhoods – the Wynwood Art District. Learn how this textile warehouse and immigrant neighborhood, formerly known as “Little San Juan,” is quickly becoming the world’s largest outdoor art gallery. Stroll past vast murals and various street art displays, as you listen to the history of…

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January 2020

History in the Grove: Charles Avenue Walking Tour with Dr. George

01/04/2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States
$20

Museum Members: $20, Non-Members: $30, Children 12 & Under: $10 In front of The Barnacle Historic State Park, 3485 Main Hwy, Miami, FL 33133 Discover the fascinating history of one of Miami’s original settlements, Cocoanut Grove, as you stroll down its shady streets 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…

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February 2020

Black Miami in the Twentieth Century Coach Tour with Dr. Marvin Dunn

02/22/2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States

Museum Members: $50, Non-Members: $60, Children 12 & Under: $25 Meet at HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street, Miami, Florida 33130 Delve into the history of Black Miami in the Twentieth Century on a coach tour with author and Miami historian, Dr. Marvin Dunn. Reflect upon the important role of African Americans in the development of Miami as you hear their stories of struggle and triumph. Ticket includes complimentary pass to HistoryMiami Museum. REGISTER About Dr. Marvin Dunn Dr. Marvin Dunn is…

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April 2020

80th Annual Membership Meeting POSTPONED

04/02/2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States
man standing at podium

80th Annual Membership Meeting HistoryMiami Museum is celebrating its 80th year and we are honored to have served our community for eight decades. The April 2 date for this meeting has been postponed.  We will notify our members of the new date  and meeting details very soon.  Thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult time. At the Annual Membership Meeting, members will vote on the slate of the 2020 Board of Trustees for the Museum.

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CANCELLED Free Family Fun Day: Arts of Peru

04/11/2020 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States
older man holding art

Celebrate Peru’s arts and culture! Enjoy craft activities inspired by Peruvian traditions and a storytime reading of the legend of the Chilalo, a beloved character in Peruvian folklore. Experience an ancient Peruvian ceramic art form during live demonstrations (at 1 PM and 3 PM) by artist-in-residence Polo Ramirez. Immerse yourself in the music, cuisine, and customs of Peru. Special presentations will also include an Afro-Peruvian dance workshop at 11:30 AM with Peru Expresión Miami, and a music and dance performance at 2 PM…

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4th Annual Flamingo Ball – POSTPONED

04/18/2020 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States

The 4th Annual Flamingo Ball presented by Hialeah Park is  postponed. Check back for our new date.  We are swinging back to 1940, the year HistoryMiami Museum was founded for a fun and philanthropic night with Miami's community leaders. Enjoy a lavish stone crab buffet, music, and dancing. We will also be presenting The Graham Family with the prestigious Henry Flagler Award. Attire is black tie or 40s inspired attire. Tickets are $400. To purchase your ticket or sponsor a table…

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Members Only Brewery Tour- POSTPONED

04/30/2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States

We will post a new date as soon as possible. Biscayne Bay Brewing Company 100 NE 1 Ave, Floor 3 April is Membership Month and we are ending it with some fun at the newest downtown craft beer hot spot, located in a truly historic building. Savor Biscayne Bay Brewing Company’s crafted beers. Enjoy a free glass of brew, some light nibbles and a behind the scenes brewery tour with brewery President Jose Mallea.  We will finish off the evening…

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September 2020

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Free Family Fun Day: The BlackFlorida project

09/30/2020 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States

Embracing the Lens: the BlackFlorida project, an exhibition of the photography of Johanne Rahaman curated by Dr. Jeffreen M. Hayes, presents a living archive of photographs and personal histories documenting the people and everyday life of Florida’s Black communities. Take a tour through the exhibition with Rahaman at 2:00 p.m. and enjoy craft activities, storytime, music, and more. Register  Family Fun Days are possible with the support of the Miami Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, the Cultural Affairs Council,…

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Lunch and Learn with Dr. Paul George: History of the Miami River

09/30/2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States
boat in river

For more than three decades, HistoryMiami Resident Historian Dr. Paul George has garnered local, national, and international acclaim for his captivating continuing series of historic tours. A South Florida native, author, and former university professor, Dr. George is famed for his uncanny ability to recall the most impressive details about the people and places that make South Florida so extraordinary. Enjoy a “lunch and learn” with Dr. George and hear about one of Florida’s most unique working waterways, the Miami…

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October 2020

woman reading a book to kids

Museum Storytime: Julián Is a Mermaid

10/01/2020 @ 1:00 am - 2:30 pm
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States

Celebrate the joy of reading and be whisked away on a literary adventure, followed by an art activity. Hear the tale of Julián, a radiant celebration of individuality about a boy whose mesmerizing journey relays the importance of being true to oneself. Post-storytime you can make your very own rainbow beaded bracelet! Capacity is limited; free with registration for participating children and caregivers. Register here  *** Weekend programming subject to change without notice

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Opening Party: Cheers to 80 Years!

10/14/2020 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States
kids playing

Mark the museum’s 80th birthday with a first look at our new exhibition, coinciding with May’s FREE Family Fun Day! Start your visit of It’s a Miami Thing with a tour led by HistoryMiami Resident Historian Dr. Paul George and take the opportunity to explore the Museum’s other installations. Enjoy music, salsa dancing, Junkanoo, and hands-on activities like a party hat-making station, where kids can craft head-topping works of art and then pop into the HM photo booth to capture the moment. A…

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Family Concert: Jewish Folk Song Sing-Along

10/18/2020 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States
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Sing, dance, and play during this virtual live children’s concert featuring Sephardic singer Susana Behar and guest musicians. Hear about Jewish folktales, specifically those of Sephardic Jews, while singing and dancing along. Registration includes a children’s activity packet to complete the experience. Packet will be made available via email to all participants five days prior to the program. Program is recommended for all ages. FREE with registration. Register here to receive Zoom log-in information. Capacity is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.   Supported by   …

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November 2020

CultureFest 305: Live Storytelling

11/14/2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States
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Enjoy a live reading of Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story by Kevin Noble Maillard and illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal. The story comes to life with a presentation by Melanie Turtle of Seminole Bird Clan Catering who will demonstrate the traditional Seminole method for making fry bread over an open fire.   Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story is the Winner of the 2020 Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal and a 2020 American Indian Youth Literature Picture…

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October 2021

Family Fun Day: A Day at the Museum

10/09/2021 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States
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Spend a day with history! Join us for gallery tours and take home a free drawstring bag with activities. Explore our Tropical Dreams exhibition and enjoy our family guide activities. Guided tours: 11am – Tropical Dreams: A People’s History of South Florida2pm – It’s A Miami Thing: Highlights from Our Collection 

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December 2021

Family Fun Day: Holiday Traditions

12/11/2021
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States
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Explore the history and culture of our vibrant city. Ring in the joy of the season! Experience a day of cheer as various traditions come alive with some of the season’s favorite crafts, music, storytelling, and more.

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January 2022

Members Only-Julia Tuttle: An Artists’ Talk

01/20/2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States
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Julia Tuttle: An Artists’ Talk Folklife Gallery at HistoryMiami Museum — South Building Meet Pamela Palma, director of PLY-Miami Fiber Art Collective, and collective artists, creators of Julia Tuttle – The Mural, now on view in HMM’s Folklife Gallery. This interactive artist’s talk and presentation will share the backstory of the woman known as the “Mother of Miami” – who founded our city in 1896 – and how the mural’s artists crafted hundreds of leaves and flowers by hand using yarn, thread, and…

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February 2022

Via Zoom: Museum Story Time: African American/ Black Community Stories

02/08/2022 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States
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FREE with registration. Register here for Zoom Instructions. Celebrate the joy of reading and be whisked away on a literary adventure as we read selections from the following books: Full, Full, Full of Love by Trish Cooke, illustrated by Paul Howard Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer - Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement by Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by Janina Edwards We are reading with permission from Candlewick Press.Be advised audio and video recording during this program is prohibited…

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SOLD OUT Miami River Cruise with Dr. George and Miami Waterkeeper

02/19/2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States
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Museum Members: $65, Non-Members: $75 Meet at Island Queen Docks at Bayside Marketplace, 401 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132 Cruise along the Miami River with HistoryMiami Museum’s Resident Historian Dr. Paul George and Miami Waterkeeper’s Executive Director and Waterkeeper Dr. Rachel Silverstein. Reflect upon the history of this important waterway from the late 19th century. Learn about current water issues that have impacted coastal South Florida and how you can help to build a resilient Miami. Ticket includes complimentary pass to HistoryMiami…

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Members Only: 13th Annual Presidential Symposium

02/27/2022 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States
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Sunday, February 27, 2022 2:00-4:00 p.m. HistoryMiami Museum Theater Reception following the presentation HMM Members: Free Non-Member: $30 Lincoln, the Civil War, and Native Americans The Civil War era pit North against South and pro-slavery against anti-slavery factions, and ultimately revolutionized relations between Black and white people – but Native Americans were swept up in the war, too. They chose sides, expressed their own views on the slavery question and served in the armed forces. And on one momentous occasion,…

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March 2022

Members Only: 82nd Annual Membership Meeting

03/16/2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States
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Wednesday Mar 16, 2022 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM HistoryMiami Museum Chairman of the Board John K. Shubin and the Board of Trustees cordially invite you to attend our 82nd Annual Membership Meeting. Members, we invite you to join us for an evening of looking back and celebrating what HistoryMiami has accomplished over our last fiscal year, achievements we’ve realized with your invaluable support. Be sure to take part in this special event, when we recognize you, our members! Light…

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June 2022

Free Family Fun Day: Family Pride

06/11/2022 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States
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Free
child smiling at the camera at HistoryMiami Museum

Learn about the history of the LGBTQ+ communities in Miami with our highlight’s tours at 11am and 2pm. Join us for story time, take part in craft activities, and play in our interactive building blocks station. Family Fun Day programming is subject to change without notice. Family Fun Days are possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, the Cultural Affairs Council, the Mayor and the Board of County Commissioners and the Miami Downtown Development Authority.

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Gallery Tour: We the People

06/12/2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States
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Free
screenshot of the U.S. Constitution.

The United States is a country founded by the people for the people, but who are the people? Throughout history, the answer to that question has changed.  Join us for a civics and U.S. history themed tour to learn how the government operates on a local, state, and federal levels and the role of the individual in each. Participants will investigate the history and relationship between these three governing bodies and how their operations impact our everyday life and community. …

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Museum Story Time: Juneteenth – Via Zoom

06/18/2022 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States
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Free

Celebrate the joy of reading and be whisked away on a literary adventure as we read selections from the following book: Desmond and the Very Mean Word by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Douglas Carlton Abrams, illustrated by A.G. Ford We are reading with permission from Candlewick Press. Please be advised that audio and video recording during this prog

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Share Your Love Story: Story Exchange + Pop-Up Exhibit

06/25/2022 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States
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Inspired by the Legacy Couples Project: 400+ Years of LGBTQ Love exhibition, attendees are encouraged to bring a meaningful item that reflects the themes of love and relationships. During the story exchange, participants will share the story inspired by their object, and together, will create a pop-up exhibition to be displayed during the event. FREE with registration. Reservation required. RSVP Here

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July 2022

Free Family Fun Day: All Aboard

07/09/2022 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States
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Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the sea! Enjoy craft activities, storytelling, and more for children of all abilities. Join us for interactive gallery tours and learn about the many boats we have on display!  Family Fun Day programming is subject to change without notice. Family Fun Days are possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, the Cultural Affairs Council, the Mayor and the Board of County Commissioners and the Miami Downtown Development Authority.

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Members Only: Meetup at The Wolfsonian-FIU

07/15/2022 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States
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Free member event

Join us for a special curator’s tour at The Wolfsonian-FIU to view Shameless. This colorful and provocative exhibition presents both recent career highlights and new work by Rotterdam-based Van Beek, who draws from archival material to playfully reinterpret form and function in historical design. The show also features Wolfsonian-inspired 3D-printed objects, produced in collaboration with the artist’s students from Florida International University and the Royal Academy in The Hague. After our tour, we’ll enjoy lunch at rooftop Mexican restaurant Serena…

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Sold Out – Moon Over Miami River Cruise with Dr. George

07/16/2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States
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Members: $85; Non-Members: $95 Meet at Island Queen Cruises at Bayside Marketplace, 401 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132 Enjoy an evening on the Miami River with HistoryMiami Museum’s Resident Historian, Dr. Paul George. Reflect upon the history of Downtown Miami, from the Tequesta to the early settlers on the river who called this area home. Learn stories of nearby archaeological sites and see hidden neighborhoods. Take in the city skyline as you enjoy drinks and light bites. Individual charcuterie boxes…

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SOLD OUT Archeology Walking Tour

07/18/2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States
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Free
BricMiami Circle National Historic Landmark

Explore our city’s past, present and future with a walk along the Miami Circle. Reflect upon the history of Downtown Miami, from the Tequesta to the early settlers on the river who called this area home.  Meet at the Miami Circle National Historic Landmark. Capacity is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please be advised that audio and video recording during this program is prohibited without written consent from HistoryMiami Museum. In partnership with Latino Conservation Week. Photo courtesy…

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August 2022

IFE-ILE Afro-Cuban Dance Festival

08/03/2022 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States
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IFE-ILE Afro-Cuban Dance Company, Miami’s premier nonprofit dedicated to the preservation, promotion, and advancement of Afro-Cuban culture through dance and music, will once again present its 27th IFE-ILE Afro-Cuban Dance Festival, featuring dance workshops, live performances, after parties, lectures, children’s activities and more. This year’s theme is Dance Untamed: Rituals or Resistance for the 21st Century. Wednesday, August 3 | 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p. 1:30PM - Opening remarks by Conference Chair Neri Torres 2:00PM - Oya as the Winds…

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Members Only Preview: A Portrait of the Pandemic

08/04/2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States
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Free member event

Members are invited to an exclusive first view of the museum’s eye-opening new exhibition: A Portrait of the Pandemic. Meet and mingle with fellow members while you enjoy hors d’oeuvres and drinks. Space is limited to 50 members. HistoryMiami Museum is committed to providing inclusive experiences for all visitors. 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 in advance of your…

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Capture: A Portrait of the Pandemic Opening Reception

08/04/2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States
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Join HistoryMiami and DJ and photographer Rahsaan "Fly Guy" Alexander for the opening of our newest exhibition Capture: A Portrait of the Pandemic. The 61 image exhibition will open with drinks, live music, and much more. Limited tickets available. The event is free to attend.

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CANCELED – Members Only: Meet Me @ The Market Series 

08/06/2022 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States
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Free member event

Join us for our second exciting excursion to local farmers markets to discover healthy food, brought to our community through sustainable farming in South Florida. Enjoy a market tour and a cooking demonstration led by Art Friedrich, president of the Urban Oasis Project, and Chantelle Sookram, chef/operations manager/GIVE garden building lead. Free member event: space is limited to 25 members.  Lunch not included with registration.   Meeting location: Urban Oasis Project  6447 NE Seventh Ave., Miami, FL 33138 https://goo.gl/maps/1FjZAs7koGXFNxXu5

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Free Family Fun Day: Prehistoric Animals

08/13/2022 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States
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Free

Go back in time with us and explore the museum with the family while learning about prehistoric animals that used to call South Florida home. Be a history detective with our scavenger hunt. Enjoy craft activities and learn about mammoth’s during our story time.  Made possible wit support from AT&T. Family Fun Day programming is subject to change without notice.   Family Fun Days are possible with the support of the Miami Dade County Department of Cultural affairs, the Cultural Affairs Council,…

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Sold Out – Stiltsville & Key Biscayne Sunset Cruise with Dr. George

08/27/2022 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States
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$100
View of yellow wooden A-frame stiltsville house on the flats of biscayne bay.

Members: $85, Non-Members: $95, Children 12 & Under: $50Meet at Island Queen Cruises at Bayside Marketplace, 401 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132 Join HistoryMiami Museum’s Resident Historian, Dr. Paul George, as he recounts the history of Biscayne Bay. Discover the storied past of Stiltsville, a series of colorful wooden houses built on the flats of the bay and located inside Biscayne National Park. Known in the 1940’s, 50’s and 60’s as a playground for wealthy and well-connected, Stiltsville was once…

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September 2022

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Performance: Ukrainian Song and Dance 

09/03/2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States
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Celebrate the beauty of Ukraine’s music traditions! The Ukrainian Dancers of Miami, the museum's artists-in-residence, present a performance of Ukrainian folk dances and songs, followed by a Q&A. Participants will then join the fun and follow along during a Ukrainian social dance session.     Register here AccessibilityTo 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 in advance of your visit to initiate your…

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Free Family Fun Day: The Children’s Trust 20th Anniversary Celebration

09/10/2022 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States
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Free
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Join HistoryMiami Museum and The Children’s Trust as we celebrate 20 years of nurturing greatness and caring for our community. Visit The Children’s Trust 20th Anniversary exhibition featuring a timeline of The Trust’s historical accomplishments and the stories of those who helped make it an invaluable source of support for children and families in our community.  The exhibition will also feature some of the children whose lives were impacted as you learn about the many resources The Children’s Trust has to…

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Canceled: Members Only: Network with Featured Artists @ Fountainhead Residency

09/23/2022 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States
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Free member event

Join us for a special evening and meet Fountainhead’s September artists-in-residence – Seung Min Lee, Joiri Minaya and Allan Richardo. Focusing on Technology and New Media, the residency considers the implications of technology in a rapidly evolving world, and the open house is an opportunity to learn about these artists’ lives and inspirations – and experience their work up close. Fountainhead is the oldest live/work residency in Miami, welcoming 33 national and international artists to the city each year. Every…

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October 2022

Free Family Fun Day: Celebrating Ukrainian Culture 

10/08/2022 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States
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Free

Immerse yourself in the richness of Ukrainian culture with the Ukrainian Dancers of Miami, HistoryMiami Museum's artist-in-residence. Experience traditional music, dance, cuisine, and more during this jam-packed afternoon. Enjoy dance workshops and live folk art demonstrations, hands-on craft activities, and an interactive instrument corner, all inspired by Ukrainian folk arts.  AccessibilityTo 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 in advance of…

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Members Only Preview and Private Curator Tour: Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow

10/13/2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States
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Free
NAACP children

HistoryMiami Members are invited to an exclusive first view and private curator lead tour of Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow, organized by the New-York Historical Society. N-YHS Curator, Lily Wong, will give an exclusive tour of the exhibition that explores the struggle for full citizenship and racial equality that unfolded in the 50 years after the Civil War. In a special Miami section, guests will hear Stories of Resistance from Black Miami, an oral history project that…

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Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow: Opening Reception

10/13/2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States
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Join HistoryMiami for a first look at our newest exhibition, Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow, organized by the New-York Historical Society. N-YHS Curator, Lily Wong, will give an exclusive tour of the exhibition that explores the struggle for full citizenship and racial equality that unfolded in the 50 years after the Civil War. In a special Miami section, guests will hear Stories of Resistance from Black Miami, an oral history project that captures Black Miami’s long and…

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Sold Out – Sensory Sunday

10/23/2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States
Free
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Join us for a morning at the museum during our new Sensory Sundays! The Museum is committed to providing inclusive experiences for all visitors and we are excited to welcome you at the museum for this special program series. Designed for families of children, teenagers, and young adults with disabilities who are neurodiverse, on the autism spectrum, or have sensory processing disorders or cognitive disabilities, Sensory Sundays provide a sensory inclusive experience during your visit to the Museum. Enjoy story…

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November 2022

Member Event: A Presentation and Book Signing Everglades National Park, Its 75- Year History With Co-Authors Dr. James A. Kushlan and Kirsten Hines

11/05/2022 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States
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Free

HistoryMiami Museum, The Everglades Foundation and Everglades National Park invite HMM members and special guests to a conversation and book signing with James A. Kushlan and Kirsten Hines. James A. Kushlan is a writer, biologist, educator, and conservationist. His professional positions have included those of director of the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, research associate of the Smithsonian Institution, professor of biology at the University of Mississippi and Texas A&M, Commerce, and wildlife biologist U.S. National Park Service. As a conservation…

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CultureFest 305 Celebrating what makes Miami, Miami. Presented by Badia Spices, Inc.

CultureFest 305 2022

11/12/2022 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States
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Immerse yourself in the magic of our city at HistoryMiami Museum’s sixth annual CultureFest 305, a folklife festival celebrating what makes Miami, Miami! Where else can you marvel at the music and dance of Cuba, Thailand, and Panama, learn hip hop moves or a Yiddish folk song, and sample pastelitos and Haitian epis, all in one day? Experience this and even more at this free festival highlighting the Magic City’s rich cultural diversity. Connect with your community during this jam-packed…

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Workshop: Folk Crafts of Ukraine 

11/19/2022 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States
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Come learn about the vibrant and varied handmade crafts of Ukraine. Expert Ukrainian folk artists will guide you in the arts of egg decorating, embroidery, and ceramics. Beginners welcome. Registration required. Recommended for all ages.  Members $10; Non-Members $15  Register here AccessibilityTo 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 in advance of your visit to initiate your request. TTY users may…

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December 2022

Free Family Fun Day: Picturing Community

12/10/2022 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States
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Free
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Photography has the power to inspire people and convey a message. Learn how Miami can inspire you. Bring your camera and join Capture exhibition curator and photographer Rahsaan "Fly Guy" Alexander on a walking tour of Downtown Miami at 11am and on a gallery tour of CAPTURE: A Portrait of the Pandemic at 1pm. Enjoy craft activities, story time, traditions, and much more. Walking tour is 45 minutes long. Participants can sign up upon arriving to the museum on Saturday,…

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Sensory Sunday

12/18/2022 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States

Join us for a morning at the museum during our new Sensory Sundays! The Museum is committed to providing inclusive experiences for all visitors and we are excited to welcome you at the museum for this special program series. Designed for families of children, teenagers, and young adults with disabilities who are neurodiverse, on the autism spectrum, or have sensory processing disorders or cognitive disabilities, Sensory Sundays provide a sensory inclusive experience during your visit to the Museum. Enjoy story…

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January 2023

Free Family Fun Day: Sounds of Venezuela

01/14/2023 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States
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Free
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Immerse yourself in the sounds, flavors, and traditions of Venezuela! Enjoy bilingual music presentations by artist-in-residence the Henry Linárez Ensemble as well as craft activities, hands-on music making, cuisine, storytelling, and much more, all inspired by Venezuelan culture. Program Schedule  10:00 am - 3:00 pm – Craft Activities and Hands-on Music Table 11:00 am – Bilingual Story Time 12:00 pm – Interactive Performance with the Henry Linárez Ensemble 1:00 pm – Interactive Music and Drumming Presentation by Afrovenezuela  2:00 pm…

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Sold out – Sip of History: Bearing Witness

01/17/2023 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States

Sip of History delves into South Florida’s past and present through moderated conversation with artists, activists, and community stakeholders from a variety of disciplines. Hosted by a HistoryMiami staff, each conversation will explore a different topic centered on the diverse stories of our local communities. Each conversation will be paired with a Miami inspired cocktail created by author, Mixologist, and Brugal 1888 Brand Specialist Gabriel Urrutia. Join us for a special evening with Rahsaan “FLY GUY” Alexander, photographer and curator…

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14th Annual Presidential Symposium – Florida and the Civil War

01/22/2023 @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States

Museum Member Attendee: Free Non-Member Attendee: $25 Students (with school ID) $10 Symposium Overview: When most Americans think of the Civil War, Virginia battlefields or Sherman’s march through Georgia likely come to mind. But Florida, one of the first states to secede, played several key roles in the war. A hotbed of slavery, it was the site of a bitterly contested federal fort, its vast coastline proved nearly impossible for the Union to blockade, and it saw an important battle…

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February 2023

Free Family Fun Day: History Fair

02/11/2023 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States
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Free
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In partnership with The Division of Academics, Department of Social Sciences, HistoryMiami Museum is hosting this school year’s History Fair for Florida History Day. The 2022–2023 theme is Frontiers in History. Middle and Highschool age students will be presenting their projects in one of the following categories: paper, exhibit, performance, documentary, or website.  Enjoy a guided tour at 1pm with our Miami Stories Coordinator Catherine Farmer of our exhibition Stories of Resistance from Black Miami: From Civil Rights to BLM. Learn the…

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Cultural Encounter: Inside Sacred Steel with The Lee Boys

02/18/2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States
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Experience the gospel music tradition of sacred steel during this one-of-a-kind program with The Lee Boys, one of America’s most celebrated sacred steel ensembles. Go back to where it all began at the House of God Church in Perrine, FL where this family of musicians grew up and where their father and grandfather performed this tradition. The Lee Boys went from playing in church services to  thrilling audiences around the world with their sacred sounds which feature lap and pedal…

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Sold Out – Casa Crea Conversations: Mental Health in Creative Communities

02/25/2023 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States
Free
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Join HistoryMiami Museum and Casa Crea for an afternoon of art making and conversation. Starting with a panel discussion and culminating with a live figure drawing session led by Paola Vales. Enjoy a live music presentation and learn about ways to support creatives in our community. Casa Crea is a safe space for artists of all mediums and walks of life to come together and practice their diverse crafts in peace. They host biweekly artist meet-ups across South Florida to…

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March 2023

Free Family Fun Day: A Hip Hop Birthday Party!

03/11/2023 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States
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Free
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Hip Hop is turning 50! Party with HistoryMiami and PATH, Inc. Explore the world of Hip Hop through PATH’s Black Book Project and learn about 5 decades of Hip Hop in 5 minutes. Try your hand at a graffiti mural, breakdancing, crafts, story time activities and much more! In partnership with: PATH uses Hip Hop culture and education to advance scholarship, service-learning, leadership and entrepreneurship across cultures and generations. This project is made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade…

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Performance: Musical Passport to Venezuela

03/18/2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States
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Free
Henry Linarez wears a black shirt and holds his cuatro guitar over his shoulder while looking into the camera

The Henry Linárez Ensemble, HistoryMiami's artist-in-residence, will take you on a journey through the cities and towns of Venezuela during this special performance of the country’s folk music. Through the sounds of his cuatro, Henry Linárez explores language dialects and music genres from the different regions of Venezuela while discussing the evolution of its traditional music. Come join us for this one-of-a-kind presentation of music, history, and heritage! Seating is limited and is available on a first come, first-served basis.…

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Sensory Sunday

03/26/2023 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States
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Free
Kids playing with blocks

Join us for a morning at the museum during Sensory Sunday! The Museum is committed to providing inclusive experiences for all visitors and we are excited to welcome you at the museum for this special program series. Designed for families of children, teenagers, and young adults with disabilities who are neurodiverse, on the autism spectrum, or have sensory processing disorders or cognitive disabilities, Sensory Sundays provide a sensory inclusive experience during your visit to the Museum. Enjoy building block activities,…

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April 2023

Free Family Fun Day: Thank You for The Music

04/08/2023 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States
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Free
Girl playing maracas

Celebrate with us the unique fusion of Cuban music, rock, jazz, Brazilian and Caribbean rhythms that is the music of Willy Chirino. Enjoy a bilingual guided tour of our newest exhibition Willy Chirino: 50 Years of Music. Create a paper guayabera shirt to take home. Enjoy fun games on the plaza and spend the day with us as we listen to Willy Chirino’s greatest hits.   Image Credit: Fotonogin Family Fun Days are from 10am to 4pm, with activities from 11am to…

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Members Only: Happy Hour With Dr. George  

04/12/2023 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States
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Dr. George wears a blue polo shirt and beige hat standing in front of a marina with boats in the distance.

Back by popular demand!   Join us for a happy hour with our beloved Dr. George, HMM resident historian, as he provides an engaging look at the history of Miami Beach. Meet us at the Esmé hotel, – our generous tour partner – Enjoy a complimentary welcome drink, and meet and mingle with Dr. George and your fellow members.   Happy hour-priced cocktails and bites will be available for purchase at the hotel’s El Salón bar.  Space is limited to 35 members. |…

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Workshop: Venezuelan Cuatro 101

04/22/2023 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States
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Learn from the best during this hands-on cuatro playing workshop with master musician and artist-in-residence Henry Linárez. Whether you are picking up a guitar for the first time or perfecting your skills, he will teach you about the history of this versatile instrument and how to play it!  Enjoy complimentary Venezuelan snacks and refreshments. Instruments provided and beginners welcome. Recommended for ages 10+. Registration required. $10 Members $15 Non-Members Click here to register

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May 2023

Members Only: Orchid Class & Tour

05/06/2023 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States
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Enjoy a private tour of Miami’s legendary R. F. Orchids’ gardens and experience a stunning array of well-established species from around the world. You will also enjoy an orchid class to learn how to select, care for and sustain these storied blooms! HistoryMiami members will receive 10% off any plant purchase during this visit. Lunch not included with registration. Members: $25; space limited to 25 attendees Location: R. F. Orchids28100 SW 182nd Ave.Homestead, FL 33030-1804 REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS…

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10 Days of Connection: Miami Story Exchange

05/06/2023 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States
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a man is sitting inside of a booth with headphones on and a microphone in front of him on the table. A drum made of wood sits on the table next to him.

What is a story exchange? This is an opportunity to exchange personal anecdotes with others and connect deeply. We’ll ask you to sit with a stranger, tell your story, then listen to theirs. We will reconvene as a group and each participant will retell their partner’s story in the first person. At the end of the program, you’ll have an opportunity to reflect on your experience and record your story in our Miami Stories Recording Booth (this is optional). We will…

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83rd Annual Membership Meeting  

05/11/2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States
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Members-Only: FREE All HistoryMiami Museum members are cordially invited to attend our annual meeting, where we’ll enjoy an evening of looking back and celebrating what HMM has accomplished over our last fiscal year, achievements we’ve realized with your invaluable support! Be sure to take part in this special event – when we recognize you, our members – and please bring a guest, so you can introduce them to the HistoryMiami family and the kinship found in our member community.  Light…

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Free Family Fun Day: Asian American Heritage

05/13/2023 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States
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Free
Chinese dancers in front of museum building.

Join HistoryMiami Museum and Miami-Dade County Asian American Advisory Board on a celebration reflecting the cultural diversity of Miami’s Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. Enjoy music, craft activities, and more.   In partnership with   Made possible in part with support from Image Credit: Fotonogin Family Fun Days are from 10am to 4pm, with activities from 11am to 3pm. Family Fun Day programming is subject to change without notice. Family Fun Days are possible with the support of the Miami-Dade…

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June 2023

Members-Only: Willy Chirino: 50 Years of Music Private Tour

06/08/2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States
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For HistoryMaker, Fellow, and History Buff Level Members – Not one? Upgrade Today! HistoryMiami HistoryMaker, Fellow, and History Buff-level members are invited to join an exclusive private tour through Willy Chirino: 50 Years of Music led by Christopher Barfield Director of Exhibitions. Join him AND Willy Chirino HIMSELF on this immersive look into the grammy award winner's life and ties to Miami. Not a HistoryMaker, Fellow, or History Buff? Upgrade today and don’t miss this opportunity to experience an up-close-and-personal…

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Free Family Fun Day: Once Upon a Time

06/10/2023 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States
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Free
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Be whisked away on a literary adventure! Let’s have fun with books, connect with local authors, and create your own book. Discover Miami’s own story with a tour of our permanent exhibition Tropical Dreams: A People’s History of South Florida. In partnership with: Image Credit: Fotonogin Family Fun Days are from 10am to 4pm, with activities from 11am to 3pm. Family Fun Day programming is subject to change without notice. Family Fun Days are possible with the support of the…

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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
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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

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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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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October 2023

Free Family Fun Day: Fables and Fairytales 

10/14/2023 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States
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. Unveil countless dark secrets and come face to face with some of the most magnificent monsters and legendary beasts ever to walk the earth. Discover the world of colossal krakens, mysterious dragons, and enchanting unicorns with activities…

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November 2023

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CultureFest 305 2023

11/04/2023 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States
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Immerse yourself in the magic of our city at HistoryMiami Museum’s seventh annual CultureFest 305, a folklife festival celebrating what makes Miami, Miami! Where else can you experience Afro-Cuban batá drumming, enjoy mariachi music, marvel at dances of Argentina and Serbia, and sample Haitian cuisine, all in one day? Experience this and even more at this free festival highlighting the Magic City’s rich cultural diversity. Connect to your community during this jam-packed afternoon and explore the sights, sounds, and flavors…

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HM Member Book Club

11/18/2023 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States
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HistoryMiami Museum members are invited to join us on Saturday, November 18 at 11am for a discussion on this season's book selection. Light snacks and coffee will be provided. Share your thoughts and ideas about the book and subject with other members. Can't make it in person? A virtual option will also be provided, so you can join us from home. Not a member? JOIN TODAY! Have a question? Send us an email at membership@historymiami.org. Book selection: The Swamp: The…

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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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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

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

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

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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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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Free Family Fun Day: Architectural Wonders 

April 13 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States
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Parent and child playing with building blocks.

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. Learn about Miami’s unique architectural history with a special tour of our permanent exhibition Tropical Dreams A People’s History of South Florida. Discover some of Miami’s prominent architectural features designed for our subtropical weather. Take part in our…

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Hands-on-History presented with ASL

April 27 @ 11:00 am - 2:45 pm
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States

Guided Tour: Tropical Dreams: A People's History of South Florida11:00 am and 2:00 pm Explore the history of South Florida on a tour of Tropical Dreams: A People’s History of South Florida. View highlights from the exhibition including Tequesta artifacts from the Miami Circle to a 1920s trolley. Facilitated by a Museum Educator, weekend highlights tours are included with museum admission and are available for groups of nine or less. Approximately 40-minutes. ASL Interpretation will be available during the program.…

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May 2024

Dancers on a stage wearing bright pink dresses

Free Family Fun Day: Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage

May 11 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States
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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. Join HistoryMiami Museum, Miami-Dade Public Library System, and Miami-Dade County’s Asian American Advisory Board on a celebration of Miami’s cultural diversity featuring Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. Enjoy live cultural performances, craft activities, and more.  Family…

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