When a young boxer named Cassius Clay walked into the ring on Miami Beach; few gave him much of a chance against the heavyweight champion of the world. By the time he left the ring, Cassius Clay was well on his way to becoming arguably the greatest boxer in history.
HistoryMiami, formerly known as the Historical Museum of Southern Florida, was founded in 1940 by a group of famous Miamians including George Merrick and Marjory Stoneman Douglas. Its mission is to connect people by telling the stories of Miami’s communities, individuals, places and events. And now HistoryMiami is in a new space at the Miami-Dade Cultural Center that’s twice the size. We focus on that and an exciting new acquisition for HistoryMiami that any institution could want for its permanent collection.