Visit HistoryMiami Museum's permanent exhibit “Tropical Dreams: A People’s History of South Florida” documenting the history of south Florida from 10,000 years ago to the recent past. Highlights include “First Arrivals: The Archaeology of Southern Florida,” which features artifacts from the Miami Circle.
HistoryMiami Museum, a Smithsonian Affiliate, is the premier cultural institution committed to collecting, preserving and celebrating Miami’s history as the unique crossroads of the Americas. Through exhibitions, artistic endeavors, city tours, education, research, collections and publications, HistoryMiami Museum works to help everyone understand the importance of the past in shaping Miami’s future. HistoryMiami Museum connects people by telling the stories of Miami’s communities, individuals, places and events.
HistoryMiami Museum was first accredited by the American Alliance of Museums in the year 1979. However, the museum has been reaccredited three more times in the years 1987, 1997 and 2008. These accreditations have made the museum a world class museum and one of the only two history museums in Miami that meet professional standards.
The history of Florida is perfectly illustrated and demonstrated through exhibitions, artifacts and paintings which are evenly distributed and perfectly labeled inside the HistoryMiami Museum. The collections of artifacts include a wide range of pre-Colombian pieces such as furniture, boats, clothing and religious objects. The museum has over 37,000 different types of artifacts which date back to the early 20th century. Archeological materials, which occupy over 550 cubic feet of the museum, are also available for studying.
Apart from offering different exhibitions to visitors, HistoryMiami offers curriculum-based children's and families learning programs which encompass over 10,000 years of Miami history. Tours around the museum are held and coordinated by highly qualified guides who are well aware of the region as well as the history of Miami. Tours can be done through boats, bikes and walks around the museum and town.
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