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 […]
In honor of the Sagamore Hotel’s 70th Anniversary, HistoryMiami Museum curated a special exhibition at the hotel called Miami Beach: The Fabulous Fifties. For Miami Beach, the Fifties were the best of times. By then, Miami Beach had assumed its place as the nation’s premier resort with hotels that lined Collins Avenue for miles, clubs […]
Did you know that Miami hosted the first East Coast rock festival? From May 18-19, 1968, the Miami Pop Festival took place at Gulfstream Park and featured legendary performers like Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, Chuck Berry, and others. HistoryMiami Museum features this historic festival through an exhibition of rare photographs by Ken Davidoff, archival footage, […]
Join us for our opening party March 16th! Get your ticket now. The smell and taste of cafecitos. The shapes and colors of an eye-catching mural. The familiar face of the fruit vendor on your corner. All are experienced on Miami’s streets, where the vibrant, raw pulse that fuels this city is felt the most […]
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 featuring artifacts and archival items from the museum’s collections. Highlighted objects include the floor panels featuring the Miami heat logo from the Miami Arena, William Brickell’s tombstone, a Seminole dugout canoe, and objects saluting the 100th anniversary of Miami Beach.
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 […]