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August 5, 2009

tropical-explorers-2Tropical Explorers Summer Camp
June 8–August 21
9 am–5 pm

Historical Museum of Southern Florida
101 West Flagler Street Downtown Miami

Register for weeks of exciting adventures, packed with fun and education at the Historical Museum of Southern Florida. Tropical Explorers Summer Camp is a unique program designed to engage campers, ages 6 to 12, in thematic programs and activities that allow them to learn while having fun.

Register online today!

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Family Fun Day: Hurricane History 101
Saturday, August 8
12-4 pm

Historical Museum of Southern Florida
101 West Flagler Street Downtown Miami

See how hurricanes have affected all aspects of life in our region through the years. Join Kathleen Duran, the Storm Gourmets, and Bonita Whytehead who will teach you how to prepare meals when the lights go out!

Free and open to the public

Curator’s Cabinet: Behind-the-scenes tour

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Thursday, August 20
6:15 pm

Historical Museum of Southern Florida
101 West Flagler Street Downtown Miami

Members Only
Free Admission

Enter the secret world of collections. Come and meet the Curator of Research Materials, Rebecca Smith and her staff, as they unveil fascinating acquisitions from the Research Center. Step inside areas not open to the public. Pre-registration for this event is required by August 10. No reservations accepted at the door. 2-person limit per registration. To book your tour contact Member Services at 305.375.5356.

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Membership benefits include:

  • Unlimited free admission to the Historical Museum of Southern Florida
  • Subscriptions to South Florida History magazine and Tequesta journal
  • Discounts on Dr. George and Frank Schena tours
  • Enjoy discounted or free admission at over 100 museums with the Time Travelers network

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Exhibitions

Black Crossroads: The African Diaspora in Miami

blackcrossOn display through January 24, 2010

Diverse groups of the African diaspora have come to settle, work and struggle for freedom in Miami since its incorporation in 1896 to the present day. In the process they have made significant political, economic and cultural contributions to the city. Black Crossroads: The African Diaspora in Miami explores the enduring presence and impact of African-Americans, Africans, black Caribbeans and black Hispanics on Miami.

On display in this exhibition are historic photographs, oral histories, memorabilia, film/video and artifacts related to black pioneers, families, laborers, communities and organizations spanning the over 100 year history of black migrations to Miami.

Black Crossroads: The African Diaspora in Miami

blackfreedomOn display through January 24, 2010

Diverse groups of the African diaspora have come to settle, work and struggle for freedom in Miami since its incorporation in 1896 to the present day. In the process they have made significant political, economic and cultural contributions to the city. Black Crossroads: The African Diaspora in Miami explores the enduring presence and impact of African-Americans, Africans, black Caribbeans and black Hispanics on Miami.

On display in this exhibition are historic photographs, oral histories, memorabilia, film/video and artifacts related to black pioneers, families, laborers, communities and organizations spanning the over 100 year history of black migrations to Miami.

The Historical Museum of Southern Florida

The Historical Museum of Southern Florida tells the stories of South Florida and the Caribbean. The museum promotes understanding of the past in order to inform the present and create a better quality of life. The Historical Museum hosts a permanent exhibition gallery and a special gallery with several changing exhibitions each year. In addition, the museum houses a Research Center, a non-circulating library, archives, and store, which offers a unique array of Florida-themed books and gifts. The Historical Museum is located in downtown Miami in the Miami-Dade Cultural Center, across the street from Metrorail’s Government Center Station at 101 West Flagler Street, Miami, Florida 33130.

Hours
Mon-Sat 10 am-5 pm
Third Thursdays 10 am–9 pm
Sun 12–5 pm

Admission
Adults $8
Children (ages 6-12) $5

Children under 6 and members are free.

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