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South Beach, 1974-1990: Photographs of a Jewish Community

Photography, Art Show

South Beach, 1974-1990: Photographs of a Jewish Community explores South Beach the way it was. During the 1970s and 1980s, highlighted photographers Gay Block, Gary Monroe, Richard Nagler, David Scheinbaum, and Andy Sweet each undertook long-term documentation projects of South Beach, before the neighborhood transformed into today’s world famous tourist and nightlife destination. HistoryMiami Museum will display selections from each of their projects, offering personal portraits of the neighborhood in an era when South Beach was predominantly an elderly Jewish community. In addition to photography, the exhibition will also feature Gay Block’s documentary A Bie Gesunt (As Long As You’re Well). This is a project of the museum’s Center for Photography. Sponsors include the Knight Foundation and Susannah and John Shubin.


• Fri 11/17/17 - Sun 4/1/18 at 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Other Upcoming Events

A People’s History of South Florida Program Series sponsored by the Marcia J. Kanner Memorial Fund


Join us for a conversation about the role of spirituals, gospel, and R&B evolving to Soul music played during the Civil Rights era in Miami. Hear personal accounts from Dr. Marvin Dunn and Sam Moore “The Legendary Soul Man.” Dr. Marvin Dunn is a retired chairman of the Department of Psychology at Florida International University and the author of the book Black Miami in the Twentieth Century. Sam Moore is a Miami native vocalist who was a member of the soul and R&B group Sam & Dave from 1961 to 1981. He is a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the Grammy Hall of Fame (for “Soul Man”), and the Vocal Group Hall of Fame.


• Thu 2/22/18 at 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Hands-On-History: The Infinite Contributions of Katherine Johnson

Children, Class/Workshop, Education, For the Family, Family/Child (Books), Children's Arts/Crafts

Join a Museum Educator every Saturday for story time followed by a related art activity. Free for participating children and caregivers. Learn about the amazing young girl who loved to count, NASA’s research mathematician Katherine Johnson and create a geometric artwork using a compass.


• Sat 2/24/18 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Hands-On-History: Looking Through Fossils

Children, Community Event, History/Science

Did you know that Archaeology is the study of human history and prehistory through the excavation of sites and the study of artifacts? Hear about archaeology as we read Fossils Tell of Long Ago and make a fossil imprint.


• Sat 3/3/18 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Happy Hour with Dr. Paul George


The Doctor is back on glamorous South Beach for a Members-Only Happy Hour that spotlights South Beach and one of the Beach’s historic hotels, The Betsy. Enjoy a complimentary drink as the Doc shares the story of this iconic hotel. The Betsy will also provide a special dinner menu if you wish to stay. Space is limited to 75 members.


• Thu 3/8/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Free Family Fun Day: Architectural Wonders

Children, Community Event

Learn about South Florida’s architecture with a special tour of our permanent exhibition Tropical Dreams A People’s History of South Florida. Take part in our building blocks station and discover some of Miami’s unique architectural designs while creating your own house using a variety of materials.


• Sat 3/10/18 at 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Opening of Avenues of Expression: Street Traditions in Miami

Community Event, Social Event

Party on the Plaza with HistoryMiami Museum and celebrate the opening of Avenues of Expression: Street Traditions in Miami, which will be on display to the public through Sunday, January 13, 2019. Enjoy music by DJ Le Spam, complimentary drinks by Titos Vodka, live performances, and explore the street traditions that make Miami, Miami. Free for Museum members; $10 for non-members.


• Fri 3/16/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

MiMo Main Street Coach Tour

Talks/Lectures, Tour

Hurricane Irma blew into town on the date of our September tour, so we have rescheduled this tour for HistoryMaker members. The MiMo/Biscayne Boulevard Historic District is on a fast track for redevelopment and our HistoryMaker members are invited to board the coach for an enlightening tour of some of the MiMo historic hot spots. Meet at 1 pm at HistoryMiami Museum. Space is limited to 20 HistoryMakers.


• Sun 3/18/18 at 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

History in the Grove Walking Tour


Discover the fascinating history of one of Miami’s original settlements, Cocoanut Grove, as you stroll down its shady streets with HistoryMiami Museum. Learn how Bahamian settlers influenced the development of the Grove with their knowledge of tropical plants and native building materials. Reflect upon the legacy of the neighborhood’s early residents, including E. W. F. Stirrup and Mariah Brown.


• Sat 3/24/18 at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Hands-On-History: Looking Through Fossils

Children's Arts/Crafts

Did you know that Archaeology is the study of human history and prehistory through the excavation of sites and the study of artifacts? Hear about archaeology as we read Fossils Tell of Long Ago and make a fossil imprint.


• Sat 3/31/18 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

“The Art of Soulebrity” Exhibition


HistoryMiami Museum is honoring Overtown’s own legendary “Soul Man,” Sam Moore, with an exhibition. The exhibition, titled “The Art of Soulebrity,” focuses on his work throughout the decades and will be open to the public until April 15, 2018. On display will be Moore’s 1968 Grammy award and 1992 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction piece, as well as a Bruce Springsteen hat from a performance they did together in 2012. The museum will also showcase art, including digital art reproduced with archival ink on museum acrylic by artist Brigitte Andrade, and other iconic items related to the Civil Rights Movement in Miami.


• Thu 2/1/18 - Sun 4/15/18 at