Muhammad Ali versus Joe Frazier was billed as the “Fight of the Century” and, in preparation for the March 8, 1971 bout, Ali spent time in Miami Beach training at the famed 5th Street Gym. One-of-a-kind photos chronicling his preparations is now be on display at HistoryMiami Museum in a new exhibition titled Muhammad Ali […]
In partnership with Iris PhotoCollective, HistoryMiami Museum presents Urban Tranquility: Photographs by C.W. Griffin. The exhibition, featuring the work of C.W. Griffin and curated by Carl Juste, is the exploration of a one-block area of downtown Miami surrounding Government Center, an area that provides both graphic and visual movement and a sense of serenity in […]
HistoryMiami Museum and Airport Fine Arts & Cultural Affairs are pleased to announce the opening of the new exhibition at the Hall of Aviation in Miami International Airport (MIA). In celebration of MIA’s 90th anniversary, this new exhibition will highlight important milestones in the history of the airport though photos, artifacts, and video. The Hall […]
This gallery tells the story of over 100 years of a pioneering Miami Beach family whose influence is still prominent throughout the city of Miami. the Whitman family’s accomplishments range from innovations in the fields of marine recreation and horticulture to commercial real estate ventures such as “The Whitman” Art Deco hotel in 1935 and […]
Learn about our cultural diversity and the traditions that connect us to our past, express who we are, and give our region its unique character. The Folklife Gallery features artifacts from the museum’s collection and serves as a space for performances, demonstrations, and other cultural programs. The Folklife Gallery is made possible by generous contributions […]
History & Ourselves is an interactive exhibition that showcases artifacts and archival items from the Museum’s vast collections. Highlights include a Cuban refugee raft, the B from the original Burdines store sign in downtown, a Seminole dugout canoe, and a rare Spitz Projector!
Tropical Dreams explores South Florida history from prehistoric times to the present day. Topics explored include First Arrivals, International Rivalry, Southward Expansion, New People – New Technology, and Gateway of the Americas. The history of South Florida is the story of humans in a unique environment. It began more than 10,000 years ago with the […]