The Miami Stories initiative collects stories about Miami’s past, present, and future. Through this oral history project, HistoryMiami Museum documents life in the Magic City through both written submissions and audio recordings, which are preserved in the museum’s archive, and shared online and through local media outlets.
Your Story Matters
How did you or your family get to Miami?
When do you feel like a Miamian?
What would you miss if you left Miami?
What makes Miami, Miami?
What do you see for Miami’s future?
Miami Stories Recording Booth
The Miami Stories Recording Booth allows the museum to capture audio stories at local events.
Join us at these upcoming programs to record your story in the Miami Stories Recording Booth!
– August 3, 2019, HistoryMiami Museum
– August 31, 2019, HistoryMiami Museum
For more information about booking the Miami Stories Recording Booth, see the Recording Booth Information Sheet or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Explore the Miami Stories Archives
Click here to access the Miami Stories Audio Archive
I was born in Detroit, Michigan, and grew up there. I always wanted to travel and meet a diverse group of people, and working with Carnival has helped me do that. I started in 2007 as part of the entertainment staff, and then assistant cruise director, and now cruise director. Read More
Miami has not always had a strong background in my family’s history, but we have begun to make it our home. Our story begins with my father, Bennie Holmes, who was born and raised in Miami but has few stories to tell about the experience. It seems many of his… Read More
Miami is everyone’s home. Miami is a place with diverse cultures all in one area. Miami is my home and my family’s home. Miami mostly has Hispanics and people from the Caribbean but there’s a mix of everything here in Miami. I’ve lived here all of my life. I was… Read More
“El Capitan,” a reliable, sturdy rod crafted by experts that has served my father and his father for years now. It has brought in fish, some worthy of taking a picture with, and some that should not even be mentioned. Something my father cherished, and something I now cherish. Read More
I was born in Montreal, Canada, on June 16, 1969. My father is English and my mother is Venezuelan, and they ended up in Canada. I lived in Montreal until I was 7 and then we lived in the U.K., Tampa and Colombia until I settled in Miami in… Read More