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.
HistoryMiami Museum and Miami International Airport’s Division of Fine Arts & Cultural Affairs are excited to announce the creation of the Hall of Aviation. Envisioned as an ongoing partnership, the Hall of Aviation will feature exhibitions that explore various aspects of Miami’s long-standing fascination with flight. The inaugural exhibition – A Century of Flight: The […]
In 1967, the Miami Herald published the first edition of Tropic, a weekend magazine. Over the next 31 years, the magazine would win awards and the hearts of South Floridians. During the early 1990s, one weekly feature, called “Tropical Wildlife: Distinctive Markings of South Florida Species,” captured Tropic‘s own personality. The column showcased a random […]
Sponsored by Anniversary Event on August 24th. To register click here. On August 24, 1992, Hurricane Andrew made landfall in South Florida and devastated our community. At the time, “The Big One,” as the storm came to be known, was the most destructive hurricane in U.S. history. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the […]
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 […]