Formerly known as the Historical Museum of Southern Florida, History Miami is now the premier cultural institution in South Florida that is committed to celebrating, preserving and gathering people around Miami’s unique history. In April of 2010 the Historical Museum of Southern Florida was officially renamed History Miami. Since then, the establishment has received awards and accolades including the Certificate of Affiliation from the Smithsonian which grants History Miami access to all Smithsonian resources which greatly increases the information they have available as well as extending the benefits to members and future members.
On Friday, October 11th History Miami will be officially unveiling their new Bob Marley Messenger! exhibit. However on Thursday, October 10th from 7pm – 9pm History Miami invites everyone to celebrate the legacy of Bob Marley at the openeing celebration. There will be Jamaican cuisine, a cash bar and local reggae band Jahfe keeping everyone jamming. History Miami members get in free with their membership card and non-members can get access to the exhibit for only $10! Originally born Nesta Robert Marley in 1945, Bob Marley went on to become arguably the greatest Jamaican singer and songwriter to date. Getting his musical start in 1963 with a group called The Wailers, many consider his time with the band merely a time where he honed and perfected his craft. After the band disbanded in 1974, Marley pursued a solo career, which is when he created his greatest works. Despite being an “islander”, Marley eventually would move to England in 1977 where he recorded 2 albums, Exodus and Kaya. Now, even three decades after his death, Bob Marley’s songs can be heard on any radio station, any number of TV shows and blaring from cars on any given street corner. And THAT truly shows how his music, and his message, transcended all barriers.
The Bob Marley Messenger! exhibit at History Miami will be open until January 5th, 2013, giving plenty of time for all those wanting to get an in depth look at who Bob Marley really was. The exhibition was curated by the GRAMMY Museum at L.A. LIVE and includes artifacts, photographs and interactive elements that show who he was and what moved him.
RSVP by October 7th by calling 305-375-5356 or e-mail RSVP@HistoryMiami.org. Also, check out the Facebook event page.
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