Members have always played a vital role in our success. We appreciate your support now more than ever. We thank you for standing with us as we continue to serve our community during these challenging times.
We are open!
As a valued member of HistoryMiami Museum, we invite you back to visit your museum. Your safety is our top priority. During your visit, you’ll notice some changes to our policies and procedures meant to ensure your health and safety.
Museum visits will be limited to two hour time slots, starting from 10 AM until 4 PM and 25 visitors per time slot.
Visitors must wear facial coverings at all times, except children under the age of two or those who have trouble breathing due to a chronic health condition.
Masks must be tied at the back of the head or looped around the ears. HistoryMiami will not provide visitors with masks.
Visitors must maintain a distance of at least 6 feet (2 meters) from staff and other visitors, except for members of the same party.
Restroom use is limited to one person or up to two family members at a time.
81st Annual Membership Meeting
Thursday Apr 22, 2021 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Board Chairman John K. Shubin and the HistoryMiami Museum Board of Trustees invite you to the 81st Annual Membership Meeting via Zoom.
HistoryMiami Museum members will participate in the election of new board members and the slate of officers. Chairman John K. Shubin and Executive Director Jorge Zamanillo will present a “Year In Review” highlighting our programs, achievements, and milestones.
Join us on Zoom:
Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 6:00 pm via Zoom
Members Only Event
Upon registration you will receive your Zoom webinar information.
ASL interpretation and live captioning are available for this program with support from the Batchelor Foundation
Members Only Event: Will Miami’s Hurricane Past Collide with the City of Tomorrow?
Thursday, June 3, 2021 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
In this Members Only virtual event Bryan Norcross and Betty Davis will discuss the history of hurricanes in South Florida and to share their knowledge and expertise with us as it relates to modern impacts and how climate change plays a significant role. This event will educate members as to new technology in the field alongside analysis and simulations. Stay tuned for more details!
Live captioning is available for this program with support from the Batchelor Foundation
2020 Annual Report Coming Soon!
Member Spotlight – Judy Wiggins
HistoryMiami Museum member since 1993
Background and History with HistoryMiami Museum
Because of my background in Elementary Education, HistoryMiami Museum’s Education Department is very important to me. My affiliation with the museum began in 1979. My father attended a Historical Association meeting and volunteered me to work on the Harvest Festival. I continued to volunteer for this festival eventually I joined the staff at the museum for the last 3 years of the Harvest Festival until it ended in 2007. I served on the HistoryMiami Museum Board of Trustees for 12 years from April 1992 to June 2004 and have taken part in the Miami International Map Fair committee for about the last 20 years. In my professional career, I worked with my family’s printing business [The Golden Press].
As you can tell, yes, I love our museum.
Tell us about yourself and your Family.
My parents, my children, and I are all native Miamians. My four grandparents moved to Miami in the early 1920s. My first memories of HistoryMiami museum were when I was in elementary school. My father took me to the museum when it was in the Miami Woman’s Club building, along with the Museum of Science in downtown Miami on Biscayne Bay. One of the displays from that museum location is on the 3rd floor of HistoryMiami Museum’s north building today. HistoryMiami museum then moved to the location across from Vizcaya Museum & Gardens and then to our current facility in the plaza across from the Miami Dade County Public Library Main Building downtown. Four generations of my family have been involved with the museum. My grandsons have enjoyed visiting the exhibits as well.
Why did you decide to become a HistoryMiami Museum member?
After years of volunteering in different areas of the museum, I realized that I needed to support HistoryMiami financially, so I became a member. Membership dollars help to support the exhibits and the many programs offered at the museum. One of the membership benefits I enjoy at the History Buff level, is the North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association® network. It is a privilege that provides me and a guest free admission to over 1,000 art and historical museums and historical sites around the country.
What are your favorite museum activities?
Viewing and attending exhibit openings are always fun! I like walking around and looking at the permanent exhibits, and it seems like I always see something new that I may have previously missed. The Miami International Map Fair might be my favorite event hosted at the museum. The Map Fair brings in dealers and visitors to the museum from around the world. The antique maps are wonderful, and the lecture series that are presented during the weekend are fascinating. I have purchased a number of maps for my collection at the Map Fair. The 2021 International Map Fair was hosted virtually and was a great event.
How has being a member of HistoryMiami Museum enriched your life?
If you haven’t been on a Dr. Paul George tour, you should go; you get a discount if you’re a member!
The programs presented by our wonderful Education Department make me proud to support the museum. I enjoy watching the school children on field trips and learning about their communities. Another important benefit of being a member are the friendships and the associations I’ve developed here at HistoryMiami Museum.
What is your favorite inspirational message or quote that you would like to share with HistoryMiami Museum members?
The legacy you leave behind is important. This legacy is not only the monetary gifts I’ve given to the museum but also objects, photos, and papers from my family that have a historical significance of Miami. I believe in leaving a legacy at the museum so more generations will cherish history in the future.