June 28 – August 29
Natural Disasters of the Caribbean, 1495-2010
Come learn about the images and objects relating to historic disasters in the Caribbean. On display through August 29, Natural Disasters of the Caribbean, 1495-2010 explores earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and hurricanes the people of the Caribbean have endured. This exhibition will present images and objects relating to historic disasters, beginning with the first recorded event—a ca. 1500 hurricane described by Christopher Columbus. Prints, photographs and images from HistoryMiami’s collections will illustrate various natural disasters, including the 1690 and 1907 Jamaica earthquakes; the 1902 St Vincent and 1904 Martinique volcanic eruptions; and the 1926 Bahamas and Cuba hurricanes.
Open Tuesday – Friday 10 am to 5 pm, Third Thursday open until 9 pm, Saturday and Sunday noon to 5 pm. HistoryMiami 101C West Flagler Street, Miami, FL 33130.
For more information call 305-375-1492 or visit www.historymiami.org.