Historical Museum of Southern Florida
HistoryMiami formerly known as the Historical Museum of Southern Florida, is a museum located in Miami, Florida
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, USA, specializing in the history of southeastern Florida, including Greater Miami, the Floria Keys, and the Everglades. HistoryMiami programs include exhibitions, city tours, education, research, collections and publications on the importance of the past in shaping Miami's future. HistoryMiami's Museum is accredited by the American Association of Museums
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, as it has been since 1979. In 2010 the museum announced HistoryMiami as its new brand name.

The Museum occupies a 40000 square feet (3,716.1 m²) building in Downtown Miami
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 and has exhibition space on two floors. The top floor houses "Tropical Dreams: A People's History of South Florida," the permanent exhibition that covers 12,000 years of history. The lobby contains two galleries that rotate temporary exhibitions, as well as the gift shop. HistoryMiami also includes the Archives and Research Center, which contains historic photos and documents useful to scholars, distant learners, industry professionals. The lower level houses classrooms used for educational programming and lectures, administrative offices, and part of the museum's object collection. In total, the museum's collection includes over 13,000 objects.

HistoryMiami is the official repository for all archaeological material recovered in Miami-Dade County.

HistoryMiami is served by the Miami Metrorail at Government Center Station. The organization is also an affiliate within the Smithsonian Affiliations program.

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