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101 W. Flagler St. Miami, FL 33130 | Downtown/Overtown | 305-375-1492

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Formerly the Historical Museum of Southern Florida.


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  • Cultist: Art
    If he'd been at the opening of HistoryMiami's exhibit about his life, Bob Marley would have lit a spliff and said, "Yah, real nice, irie vibes, mon. Jah. Rastafari." The opening of the...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    “Buffalo Soldier” is one of Bob Marley’s most popular songs; no border can contain it. There are almost certainly gauchos in the lowlands of Bolivia singing, “Woy yoy...
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  • Calendar: Highlights
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    Since the dawn of time, alcohol has helped historical figures make their decisions — for better or worse. The Ancient Greeks, monarchs, dictators, and even Jesus couldn’t live...
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    As the new school year draws near, we find ourselves looking for more distractions from Miami's impending traffic increases and irrepressible heat. Summer will stay with us in the form of...
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    Henry Flagler was a Rockefeller boy with so much Standard Oil money to burn that he paid out of his own pocket to construct a railroad to Key West. Many of his workers were Bahamian fellas...
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    When ABC airs Pan Am, its new series about the glory days of air travel in the '60s, will it include Miami? After all, the airline began and ended in our city despite living out its heyday...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    When ABC aired Pan Am, its now-defunct series about the glory days of air travel in the '60s, we wondered if it would include Miami. After all, the airline began and ended in our city...
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    When we heard HistoryMiami was exhibiting “Souvenir Maps and Plates,” we were a little nervous. Google Florida vintage souvenir, and one of the top hits is a St. Augustine spoon...
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    The stories you are about to read are true. The names have not been changed to protect the innocent, except one. The Historical Museum of Southern Florida recently ditched its stodgy moniker...

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