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 storm, and HistoryMiami Museum is recognizing this seminal moment through a major 5,000 sq. ft. exhibition that chronicles the story of the hurricane from its formation to its legacy. Our guest curator is Meteorologist, Bryan Norcross.
The exhibition explores the topic through eyewitness, first-person storytelling, historical footage, documentary photography, artifacts, and Hurricane Andrew-inspired art work, with the goal of connecting visitors to the emotion of the moment. The Museum is also offering educational programs for the general public and school audiences. Altogether, the exhibition and programming engages visitors not only in learning about the storm’s impact on Miami, but also in remembering and commemorating this milestone in our community’s history.
Image: Tim Chapman Collection/HistoryMiami