HistoryMiami Museum, a Smithsonian affiliate, is the premier cultural institution committed to gathering, organizing, preserving, and celebrating Miami’s history as the unique crossroads of the Americas. Founded in 1940, HistoryMiami Museum is the largest history museum in the State of Florida. HistoryMiami houses four permanent galleries and up to three traveling exhibits, Archives, and Research Center, the South Florida Folklife Center, the Education Center, and City Tours program. HistoryMiami also hosts the annual Miami International Map Fair, the largest map fair in the Western Hemisphere. Formerly known as the Historical Museum of Southern Florida, HistoryMiami is the second oldest cultural institution in South Florida and holds the distinguished honor of being a Smithsonian affiliate. Accredited by the American Association of Museums (AAM) in 1979, the Museum of HistoryMiami joins the elite twenty-four percent of history museums nationwide to receive this honor.
The History of Diving Museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational institution focused on the “Story of Man’s Quest to Explore Under the Sea”. The Museum is dedicated to collecting, preserving, displaying, and interpreting artifacts, antiques, books, documents, photographs, and oral history relative to the History of Diving. We display international developments reflecting early male and female pioneers, and their attempts to explore, understand, and venture under the sea. We also celebrate the special role that South Florida and the Florida Keys played in this story.
Mound House, 451 Connecticut St, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931, USA
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Mound House is a unique archaeological and historical site on Fort Myers Beach located directly on Estero Bay. Estero Island’s oldest standing structure has recently been restored to its 1921 grandeur and is now open as a cultural and environmental learning center. Experience this one of a kind museum that sits atop a 2,000 year old Calusa Indian Shell Mound. The museum contains new exhibits that feature how the layers of shells beneath the earth’s surface revealed information about the Calusa Indians as well as others that settled on the property. A kayak launch allows access to The Great Calusa Blueway paddling trail. Guided Kayak Eco-Tours and other special programs are offered during the year.
Take a step back in time at the Old Davie School Historical Museum! Visit the restored 1920s classroom, the Walsh and Viele homes built in 1912, and learn about life on the Everglades frontier 100 years ago – before the luxuries of paved roads, electricity or indoor plumbing! With artifacts, photographs, articles, and maps, the Old Davie School Historical Museum invites visitors to experience South Florida’s agricultural past and the vibrant and economically diverse region that exists today. Guided tours of the Old Davie School can be scheduled Tuesday through Saturday between 10am-3pm.
The Osceola County Historical Society is a 501c3 that was founded on October 29, 1949 by volunteers Charles and Twylah Hartley and Alma Hetherington looking to properly preserve artifacts and publish articles that would ensure Osceola County’s heritage lived on for years to come. Today, OCHS has 4 locations, 13 staff members and a Board of Directors that collects and preserves the county’s history.
Sanibel Historical Museum and Village was founded in 1984 with a mission to preserve and share Sanibel history. The story of Sanibel is told from the Calusa and Spanish eras to the early pioneer families who settled on the island in the 1800s. It tells of warriors, adventures, fishermen, farmers and proprietors.
The museum is a general history museum with galleries dedicated to both permanent and changing exhibits. Housed in the three-story Mediterranean Revival architecture of the former Pensacola City Hall, built in 1907, the museum is a highlight of the Historic Pensacola self-guided tour.
The Revs Institute, Inc. is a purpose built 80,000 sq. ft. private research library and museum which exists to serve serious researchers in fostering a new level of understanding of the automobile, not only as a technological device, but as an agent for social and economic change, worthy to be considered among the masterpieces of mankind’s creativity. Housed in the Naples, Florida facility are: The Collier Collection of over 100 influential automobiles that meet rigid standards for historic significance, rarity, technical, aesthetic or social significance, and The Revs Institute’s private archive and research library of books, periodicals, photos, ephemera, brochures, advertisements and multilingual technical publications.
New to Historic Pensacola, this multicultural center, opened in 2014, highlights the diversity of the city through dynamic exhibits representative of the cultural groups that have shaped Pensacola history.
Gateway to Historic Pensacola’s guided tours and living history demonstrations in the Historic Pensacola Village, the structure was reconstructed from photographic and archaeological evidence from the original 1805 Tivoli House, which was once a boarding and gaming house and tavern.
The Ximenez-Fatio House Museum was built in 1798 as a grocery store, with a tavern and billiard room downstairs, and family quarters upstairs. In 1830 (and again in 1855) rooms were added and the property was converted into a high-end boarding house, the forerunner to the opulent hotels of St. Augustine in the 19th century. From 1830 to 1875, the house was owned, consecutively, by three single women. In 1939, the property was purchased by The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Florida. A member of the purchasing committee in 1939 was extremely active as a suffragist prior to the passing of the 19th Amendment. The women’s history of this 20-room, coquina (a unique sedimentary rock formation) home blends with the African-American history of the region and the upheaval created by slavery, the Civil War, and Reconstruction. But through it all, strong women maintained control of the property and continue to tell its story now!
Young At Art Museum is a museum in Davie, Florida founded in 1987. It is located at 751 SW 121st Avenue, Davie, Florida, USA, in the Greater Fort Lauderdale region. The museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.