Research Miami

In 1955, this teen could leaf through a magazine, read a book or watch television. Today, you can leaf through a magazine, read a book, watch television or surf the web. Browse through this section to learn more about how people used to live in the Miami area, South Florida and the Caribbean.

Rada, Rudi. Girl reading magazine, 1955 February 10. Rada Collection, HistoryMiami, Rada 5210-8.

Miami Stories

Read personal stories about living in the Miami area.

Online Exhibitions

Explore exhibits on a variety of topics.

Photo Essays

Browse prints and photographs from HistoryMiami’s collections.

Online Publications

Read out-of-print periodicals and works published by the association.

Question of the Week

Test your knowledge.


These pages link to selected online content, arranged by broad categories.

Miami: One Hundred Years of History

In this essay, Dr. Paul George provides an overview of the City of Miami and the Miami region.