This path-breaking exhibition explores the history of newspaper photography in Greater Miami. Photojournalists have helped define many of the most dramatic events in Miami’s history and have also documented the daily life of the city. Assignment Miami: News Photographers features over 300 photographs by more than 100 photographers, over a period of 75 years. The […]
This display of images captured through the lens of renowned Miami Herald photographer, Carl Juste features a selection of photographs of a wide range of individuals in distinctive Miami environments. Included are rapper Trina, singer/actress Jennifer López and many more. Organized by HistoryMiami.
This exhibition honors the heroic contributions Floridians made during one of the most decisive chapters in our nation’s history, HistoryMiami is privileged to be one of 4 museums in the state chosen to host this impressive traveling historical exhibition. Florida Remembers World War II was organized by the Museum of Florida History for the Department […]
Pahokee, a principal agricultural center of the Glades area in Palm Beach County, lies in the rich black soil that borders the southeastern edge of Lake Okeechobee. Pahokee Prepares for War examines the town at work and play as it faced the realities of World War II and provides a rare glimpse into the community […]
Illustrating Cuba’s Flora & Fauna, the first exhibition of its kind, celebrates the richness of Cuba’s natural history. Through printed illustrations from the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries, this exhibition tells the story of Cuba’s natural beauty as an expression of national identity. Illustrating Cuba’s Flora and Fauna traces the respective contributions of Mother Nature, […]
View the Online Exhibition here The Everglades: Exploitation & Conservation explores one of the world’s most unique endangered habitats. This exhibition traces the history of the issues facing the Everglades today: drainage and water management; parks and wildlife refuges; the Everglades Restoration Act; agriculture, exotic plants and animals; and development plans that failed or succeeded. […]
This exhibition examines Florida’s role in the rock ‘n’ roll evolution from its beginning in the early 1950s to the present. Several genres of music, from jazz and gospel to hard rock and country, are featured through more than 400 items and artifacts on display. Highlighted acts include Gainesville’s Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Jacksonville’s […]
HistoryMiami Museum captures the spirit of the Magic City this winter while hosting one of the most popular art events in recent years: the Miami Street Photography Festival. The festival is part of HistoryMiami’s newly-established Center for Photography, created as a part of a Knight Arts Challenge grant. The MSPF gallery at HistoryMiami features the […]
Since the 1920s, sporting events and institutions have both mirrored and shaped the growth of South Florida. Miami Jai-Alai and Hialeah Park two of the area’s earliest sporting attractions, lured northern tourists with, respectively, the spectacles of jai alai, an ancient Basque game imported from Cuba, and horse racing. Along with the annual collegiate Orange Bowl Game, these quickly became world-famous draws and by the mid-century were helping fuel the public fascination with South Florida as a locus of sun, fun, and leisure. It was an image that eventually would draw not only visitors, but transplants to the region.
For forty years, photojournalist Tim Chapman documented the history of South Florida and beyond. His career with the Miami Herald began in 1972, ended in 2012, and included coverage of The Jonestown Massacre, the Mariel Boatlift, the Cocaine Cowboys era, and Hurricane Andrew, among other local and international events. In 2013, Chapman donated his life’s work to HistoryMiami Museum, and Newsmanshowcases images from this collection, selected by longtime Miami Heraldphotographer Al Diaz. The displayed images, along with cameras, press passes, notebooks, and other artifacts, chronicle Chapman’s storied career.