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
You can probably imagine my reaction as a 9-year-old from Winston-Salem, N.C. after seeing Miami Beach for the first time in 1947. My parents brought my younger brother and me down from North Carolina to escape a polio epidemic running through the South that summer. Miami Beach was the first… Read More
Just like so many other Cuban-Americans, we came to Miami to escape the ravages of the Communist regime that had taken over our island-nation. We were lucky enough to still be able to come on a regularly scheduled Pan Am flight. My parents obtained their visas to leave Cuba… Read More
I remember vividly the days that led to my coming to Miami from Cuba. I was only 9 years old and turmoil, to say the least, was at hand. We were leaving my country for a short period of time. No one in my family thought it was forever. But… Read More
I was born in Georgetown, Guyana, which is the only English-speaking country in South America. When I was 6 years old, my parents migrated to Toronto. I started school in Canada, and it was my second-grade teacher who was influential in my love of education at an early age. You… Read More
My maternal great-grandfather’s brother, John Tatem Wofford, homesteaded in Hallandale in the late 1800s when it was still a part of Dade County. Early in the 20th Century, he and his family moved to the wilderness of what became Miami Beach to construct one of the Beach’s first hotels, the… Read More