Key West Military Base

November 6th, 2019

    https://youtu.be/680s22iqDc4 AIR FORCE PLANES ON THE GROUND AT BOCA CHICA NAVAL AIR STATION; TROOPS ARRIVE IN KEY WEST BY TRUCK; ENTRANCE GATE BOCA CHICA GUARDED; AERIALS OF NAVAL BASE.   In honor of Veteran's Day, Learning From Miami travels south to Naval Air Station Key West and explores the rich history of this active military base Read More...

Spooky Florida

October 22nd, 2019

  Florida has always had its fair share of strange and unusual history. In honor of Halloween, “Learning from Miami” invites you to come and explore some of the dark and macabre places and people of Florida. Our scary tour includes a visit to a warlock's house, a town where spiritual mediums live, and some retro trick-or-treaters Read More...

Musa Isle, the Living Tourist Attraction

October 9th, 2019

https://youtu.be/feONi4B9u7c   Located on the south bank of the Miami River just east of NW 27th Avenue, Musa Isle was a tourist attraction started by John Roop in 1907 on property he purchased from A. J. Richardson. In 1919, Roop leased a section of his property to a Seminole man named Willie Willie who, with his father Charlie, developed Musa Isle into a Seminole village attraction Read More...

Miami’s History of School Integration.

September 11th, 2019

    https://youtu.be/HfJhD-7tlhc   On a fall morning in 1959, four years after the U.S. Supreme Court knocked down the “separate but equal” doctrine and ruled segregated education unconstitutional, Dade County schools took the first steps toward integration. The county admitted seven-year-old Gary Range and three other African American students to Orchard Villa Elementary School Read More...

Rolling Skating Back to the Past

August 22nd, 2019

Ah, who can forget roller skating in Miami! Remember when you skated through your neighborhood on a sunny afternoon or grooved to the music on the roller rink dance floor? Get ready to lace up your skates to roll back in time in this edition of Learning from Miami featuring a roller skating spectacular from Miami’s past Read More...

Miami’s Two Arenas

July 19th, 2019

  Do you remember going to your first show at the Miami Arena? Many of us who grew up in Miami have fond memories of that pastel pink amphitheater in Downtown with its name scribbled in white cursive letters across the front of the building. We had a totally awesome time at the Miami Arena, whether we were rocking out to our first concert there, or cheering for our favorite team at our first sporting event Read More...

Reopening Fort Dallas Park.

July 1st, 2019

Historic Fort Dallas park was designated a city park in 1983. Currently it is abandoned, fenced off, and in need of a major renovation. The Miami River Commission is urging City of Miami officials to reopen the city-owned park, located at 60-64 SE Fourth Street. Fort Dallas houses several major historic buildings on its property Read More...

The Evolution of Dining Halls

May 3rd, 2019

Upscale dining halls are shopping mall food court’s younger, hipper cousin, and they are popping up all over South Florida. Shopping centers such as Brickell City Centre and Aventura Mall have recently opened their own upscale dining halls. Very soon, downtown Miami will join the upscale food court trend when the former Miami Center for Architecture & Design (MCAD) building (310 SE 1st St Read More...

Bacardi Building Receives Historic Designation

February 12th, 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sssuF02pAuI   On January 24, 2019, the City of Miami Commission approved a resolution supporting the nomination of the Bacardi Building Complex for historic preservation. In this edition of Learning from Miami, we celebrate the architectural history of the iconic Bacardi building Read More...

What’s Happening, Downtown Miami?

December 5th, 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIrhoSfbmA0 As 2018 comes to a close, building developments continue to rise in downtown Miami. New structures are breaking ground in 2019, changing the way we live and travel, while linking us to the past. BRIGHTLINE It’s been less than a year since Brightline launched its passenger train service here in South Florida and big changes are underway Read More...