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10th Annual Presidential Symposium at HistoryMiami Museum

Talks/Lectures, History/Science, Conference

Presidential Power and Immigration Policy: America’s Uncivil War — From Lincoln to Today Executive actions on immigration go hand-hand with our country’s history. Through time, Presidents have used their discretionary enforcement powers to make policies that go beyond the regular immigration laws. Join HistoryMiami Museum for an all-star panel discussion on Presidential Power and Immigration Policy. Enjoy historical insights from nationally recognized experts on this topic. Featuring an introduction by Harold Holzer, winner of the 2015 Gilder-Lehrman Lincoln Prize, is one of the country’s leading authorities on Abraham Lincoln and the political culture of the Civil War era. A prolific writer and lecturer, and frequent guest on television, Holzer served for six years (2010–2016) as Chairman of The Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation. For the previous 10 years he co-chaired the U. S. Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission (ALBC), appointed by President Clinton. President Bush awarded Holzer the National Humanities Medal in 2008; and in 2013, Holzer wrote an essay on Lincoln for the official program at the re-inauguration of President Barack Obama. Holzer, who now serves as The Jonathan F. Fanton Director of Hunter College’s Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute, has authored, co-authored or edited 52 books. His latest major book, Lincoln and the Power of the Press: The War for Public Opinion, won the Lincoln Prize, as well as The Mark Lynton History Prize from the Columbia University School of Journalism, The Hazel-Dicken Garcia Award, and the 2016 Goldsmith Book Prize from the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. Moderator: Harold Holzer Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. The Presidential Symposium is presented with the support of Jean and Bill Soman, David Lawrence Jr. The Children’s Movement of Florida, Julie and Michael Weiser and The Lincoln Forum.


• Sun 1/27/19 at 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Family Fun Day: History is Fun


Join HistoryMiami Museum and Miami Dade County Public Schools for an exciting day exploring history. Discover fossils, pirates, and pioneers with a 2 PM tour of our permanent exhibition Tropical Dreams: A People’s History of South Florida. Be part of the MDCPS History Fair: Triumph and Tragedy in History, and see presentations from students about world, national, and/or state history and its relevance.


• Sat 2/9/19 at 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

HistoryMiami Museum is Launching Queer Miami: A History of LGBTQ Communities

Gay and Lesbian, Living History

Queer Miami: A History of LGBTQ Communities, curated by Miami native and history professor Julio Capó Jr., will chronicle Miami’s queer past, reflecting its gender and sexual diversity for over one hundred years. Through artifacts, photographs, archival footage, and more, the exhibition will display the stories of Miami’s queer communities who, despite discrimination, isolation, and violence, managed to carve out spaces for themselves and made their voices heard in southern Florida. The exhibition opens Saturday, March 15 at HistoryMiami Museum. Queer Miami will be HistoryMiami Museum’s featured exhibition for the 2019-2020 calendar. Displayed in the museum’s 5,000 square foot gallery, Queer Miami will address topics such as: policing and criminalization, community development, advocacy and activism, immigration and the AIDS crisis, and what the future holds for Miami’s queer community. Visitors will be able to see memorabilia from some of Miami’s oldest gay bars, photographs of rallies and marches, archival material from Anita Bryant’s “Save Our Children” campaign, historical footage, and original video interviews from the people involved in creating Miami’s LGBTQ communities. Interactive components will encourage visitors to contribute their own story to the exhibition. HistoryMiami Museum will open the exhibition with a preview party on Friday, March 15 at 6 pm. The opening event will feature live music, performances, complimentary beverages, and more. Tickets are $10 or free with pre-registration. Visit to reserve your spot. Museum Hours & Fees: Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00am – 5:00pm; Sunday, 12:00pm – 5:00pm; Monday, closed. Regular museum admission: $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and students with ID, $5 for children 6-12, and free for museum members and children under 6.


• Fri 3/15/19 - Sun 1/12/20 at