Currently HistoryMiami Museum is closed but we will continue to monitor the situation and update our website accordingly – as well as post updates to our social media platforms – regarding our plans to reopen. During this time, we encourage you to stay engaged with us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @historymiami.
We thank you for standing with us as we continue to serve our community during these difficult days. Members have always played a key role in our success. We appreciate your support now more than ever.
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Please note that your member discount will always be applied at the end of your registration transaction or ticket purchase.
80th Annual Membership Meeting
If you missed the Annual Membership Meeting, don’t worry, you can see it on YouTube.
Connect With Us
Every Thursday, you will receive a newsletter, #HMMOnDemand. It’s filled with wonderful videos, Miami Stories, and links to our many online resources. Stay connected with your museum, history, and community, through social media and by #HMMOnDemand.
Take a moment to visit us online and watch, read, or listen to the Miami Stories that have been shared by others in our community. Everybody has a story; we want to hear yours. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram, where we’re posting new stories.
Did You know?
The recent Cares Act provides for a $300 deduction for charitable donations, even if you do not itemize your taxes. If you can at this time, we ask you to consider making a donation to HistoryMiami Museum. Thank you for your generosity as we work toward opening our doors again to the community.
Members Only Group on Facebook
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Your History on Demand
Looking for something fun to watch? Enjoy HistoryMiami Museum’s latest videos on demand.
See Dr. Paul George, our artists in residence, Miami Stories shared by the community and much more!
Embracing the Lens: The BlackFlorida Project POSTPONED
Dimmy Herard received his PhD in Political Science and Government from the Department of Politics and International Relations at Florida International University (FIU) with a specialization in Latin American and Caribbean Politics, American Foreign Policy, and Democratic Transitions. Dr. Herard has also served as a Graduate Research Assistant in the DRR (Disaster Risk Reduction) Program at FIU. His current work focuses on evaluating neighborhood approaches to urban DRR in Guatemala, Haiti, and Peru. Dr. Herard is currently an Upper School Social Science Teacher at Pine Crest School in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
HMM: When did you discover HistoryMiami Museum?
DH: In 2019 I was invited by a really good friend to the opening of Dr. Julio Capó Jr.’s exhibit, Queer Miami: A History of LGBTQ Communities, in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall rebellion of 1969.
HMM: When did you decide to become a member?
DH: My wife and I decided to become members in 2018.
HMM: What are two of your favorite museum activities?
DH: One of my favorite activities is to simply go to the museum for a visit. I love the downtown area, my wife and I like to take part in the walking tours of historic Miami neighborhoods such as Coconut Grove, Wynwood, and Little Haiti. These are the Miami neighborhoods that I lived in as a child, and that fundamentally shaped who I am today. The HistoryMiami building and courtyard are iconic representations of the city. Once inside, I marvel at the breadth and depth of the exhibits, artifacts, and photos on display, and the way they transport me back in time, to Miami’s more youthful days.
HMM: Do you feel that the membership benefits you receive are worthwhile?
DH: Our HistoryMiami Museum membership is more than worth it. When our friends come from out of town, we introduce them to Miami by coming to the HistoryMiami Museum. It helps put all that they see in context. It is a phenomenal place to bring children and teenagers, to educate them about the city’s history, and how Miami has grown and changed over time.
HMM: How has being a member of HistoryMiami Museum enriched your life?
DH: The more I learn about the City of Miami by visiting HistoryMiami Museum, the more I can share this history with the students I teach. Visiting the museum gives me a greater sense of how Miami has always served as a bridge between the United States, Latin America, and the Caribbean. As a Haitian-American academic, I have spent much of my life researching, studying, and teaching about those deep connections. HistoryMiami Museums exhibitions bring the people of Miami together to reflect on what the city was in the past, what the city is currently, and what it may aspire to be in the future.
HMM: What is your message to fellow members during this difficult time?
DH: Miami has a rather rich and unique history. It is a place where people escaping hardship and oppression have come in order to begin their lives anew. They bring their food, music, customs, and traditions, helping to create a fascinating cultural tapestry that continues to evolve and change as newcomers arrive and the new become the old. HistoryMiami is an invaluable community institution doing the work to preserve the legacy of the various generations of pioneers for future generations.
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Your Member Resources
Doing research? Love historic photographs? Need a copy of a past HistoryMiami Museum publication? Exploring your own family history? The Archives and Research Center at HistoryMiami Museum has what you need.
Your membership helps support our Collections and the conservation of the rich history of South Florida. Thank you for helping us care for our heritage.
Click here to access the great resources of the museum’s Archives and Research Center.
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Your Tequesta Journal
All current HistoryMiami Museum members have received a free digital copy of the 2019 Tequesta journal via email. This historical journal has been published since 1940 and is a great resource for local history. You can access the digital journal here.
Members, if you do not receive your digital copy via email, please contact Member Services at (305) 375-1618 or email email@example.com. A free digital copy of the 2015-2018 volumes of Tequesta journal is available upon request.
If you would like to purchase a paperback copy of Tequesta on Amazon please click here. The cost is $5.50 plus shipping (if applicable).