Divisions of HistoryMiami
Below is a snapshot of the various centers and programs that comprise HistoryMiami.
Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) in 1979, The Museum is one of the largest private, regional history museums in the southeast U.S. It offers exhibitions that appeal to a wide audience interested in the South Florida and the Caribbean community, while at the same time engaging residents and tourists alike.
Archives and Research Center
The HistoryMiami Archives and Research Center collects, safeguards, and makes accessible materials that document the Miami region, South Florida and the Caribbean. The collection includes a rare, complete double elephant folio edition of John James Audubon’s The Birds of America, as well as 6,000 bound volumes, 1,900 maps and more than one million historic photographs, making it one of the most important archival and research centers in the state.
The HistoryMiami Education Center is committed to serving South Florida’s students, teachers and adult learners through exciting and innovative programs. At the core of the Center’s mission is the promotion of critical thinking while creating an open environment to share and interpret Miami’s stories.
South Florida Folklife Center
In a region known for its cultural diversity, HistoryMiami's South Florida Folklife Center is dedicated to documenting, presenting and supporting local traditional arts and culture. Past projects have included Nicaraguan Folklife, Haitian Community Arts, Caribbean Percussion Traditions, Afro-Cuban Orisha Arts and more.
Since its discovery in 1998, the Miami Circle® has been explored, analyzed and – most importantly – preserved for future generations. Serving as the manager of the 2.2-acre archaeological site, HistoryMiami is vested with providing accessibility, stewardship, oversight and programming.
Delve into the past and experience the sights, sounds and culture of South Florida with the nationally acclaimed HistoryMiami City Tours program. Whether by boat, coach, walking or biking, City Tours offer the opportunity to discover the hidden secrets and neighborhoods you never knew existed.
Miami International Map Fair
Uniting map dealers, collectors, hobbyists and aficionados, the Miami International Map Fair is an annual weekend event showcasing maps, land plans, rare books, panoramas and atlases from the four corners of the world. This unique special event also provides a robust lecture series that reaffirms the place of maps in society today.
Numbering more than 1,000 and growing rapidly, HistoryMiami members have the opportunity to enhance their membership by joining interest societies of their choice, ranging from $25 to $10,000. Interest societies are invaluable to members seeking to advance philanthropy, networking, social or professional goals. Learn more about the Committee of 100, the Flagler Street Society or the 11th Judicial Circuit Historical Society by visiting the Get Involved section of the website.