Miami Stories

Do you have a Miami Story to tell? Miami Stories is a program that allows current and former Miami-Dade County residents to share their unique Miami-related experiences. The project’s mission is to collect, preserve and disseminate personal accounts of these experiences as a way to illuminate the past and enlighten the future.

Submitted stories are archived at HistoryMiami, and may be published online and in the “Neighbors” section of Sunday’s Miami Herald. Select stories may also be published in el Nuevo Herald or broadcast on radio at WLRN-Miami Herald News.

Submit your story today!

Audrey Nevins

I grew up in Miami. In 1964 my family relocated to Miami from Rhode Island, at the time I was six years old. The three of us, my mother, my sister, and my younger brother lived in a small house in the Roads section of Miami. One of the first… Read More

Carol Schomer

The winter in Cleveland was very cold and snowy in 1975. We just came home from a night on the town, and Mort tried to put his key in the front door lock, but it was iced over. He grabbed The Plain Dealer, which was under the mat, and luckily… Read More

Barbara Block

It was 1941. I was born at St. Francis Hospital on Miami Beach. My parents had met on the 14th Street beach a few years before. This story is actually about my parents, Josie and Lou Adler. My mom and dad really made an impact in Miami musically. In the… Read More

Ann-Lynn Denker

Yes, I am a Miami native, born in 1951 at St. Francis Hospital on Miami Beach. My dad was in dental school at St. Louis University and my parents came home so I would be born in Miami. My dad Jerry Denker a native of Brooklyn, N.Y., attended Miami… Read More

Annita DeWitt Middleton

My family came to Miami from Holland after World War II. My father had first visited the United States during his youth while working for the Holland America Cruise line. He knew the United States was the land of milk and honey. So after the war, in April 1947, my… Read More