History

5 Miami Moments in History

Defining moments in Miami history, captured in time at the Wolfson Archives.

/ July 6, 2021


How Eight Miami-Dade Cities Got Their Names

Many Miami-Dade cities were inspired by the real estate land boom of the 1920s, when soaring dreams met big wallets resulting in some crazy stories and well, some ideas that worked. Get to know the origin stories and some odd history behind eight popular local cities.

/ May 15, 2021


Cracking open Creole with Little Haiti Book Festival

(📸: @miamibookfair) Miami Book Fair’s celebration of Haitian Heritage Month, Little Haiti Book Festival, is continuing its virtual programming this week. Creole, Creolish: Regionalisms in Haitian Creole is coming up this weekend, and we got a sneak peek at what to expect from M.J. Fievre, the festival’s director. The panel The experts on the panel, […]

/ May 11, 2021


Miami Book Fair Celebrates Carnival with Little Haiti Book Festival Online

Little Haiti Book Festival coordinator author of the Badass Black Girl book series M.J. Fievre shares a heartfelt essay on Carnival in honor of Haitian Heritage Month and Miami Book Fair’s monthlong celebration.

/ May 4, 2021


Miami at bat: A history of baseball in the Magic City

We’ve discovered there’s far more for baseball fans than just the Marlins. Delve into Miami’s past as a home for all things baseball, starting way back in 1912.

/ May 4, 2021


Traditional Cuban meets Nuevo Cubano

Delve into how Little Havana traditions met Miami innovation to transform our city’s food scene.

/ April 26, 2021


Miami history: What was there before?

Everything changes, including some beloved childhood haunts. Take a trip through some treasured spots in Miami’s past, from bakeries, to bowling alleys, to a center for snakes.

/ April 23, 2021


How Cuban food became Miami food

In the first of this two part series, we’re exploring how the evolution of Cuban food in Miami is inextricably linked with the history of Miami’s Cuban culture.

/ April 19, 2021


From Nicaragua to Miami

Though often overshadowed, Nicaraguans make up one of the biggest Latino populations in the county. Discover the dramatic story of how and why so many escaped Nicaragua to build a thriving community in South Florida.

/ April 15, 2021


Hidden histories of Florida’s national parks

South Florida is the land of the strange, full of hidden mysteries. We’ve uncovered five lost tales about Florida’s national parks, from pirate treasure to a secret missile base.

/ March 16, 2021