The Museum will be closed during our relocation to the new museum site at 501 East Dr. Construction has started. Watch for our Grand Opening in October 2019!!!!
Initial Plans for New Museum
Board with Perkins+Will Architects
Update - 2019
Since Perkins & Will completed the working drawings for the renovation, the plans were submitted to Miami Dade County Planning Department for DERM and Fire approval, and the City of Miami Springs. We are happy to share that the plans have been approved. The Board has approved CG3 Construction as the general contractor for remodeling the space. Construction will commence in May with a completing date set for August. We are looing forward to opening the educational center in September.
Although the Museum is closed during the renovation of our new home at 501 East Drive, it doesn’t mean work isn’t taking place. Through a grant from the American Institute of Architect’s 1% Program (http://theonepercent.org/), we are receiving help from the architectural firm of Perkins + Will (http://www.perkinswill.com ). . Gia Zapatini and Armando Rigau, Associates with P+W, are assisting with planning, permitting, and development of the drawings required for transforming 501 East Drive into a museum for the Society. Most recently the architects and our Board met with Skip Reid at City Hall. We will be keeping you updated as we continue to make progress.
The Society has also received another grant from the Museum Assessment Program (http://aam-us.org/resources/assessment-programs/MAP). Through a one-year process of self-assessment, institutional activities and consultative peer review, the MSHS will emerge with an analysis of its strengths, weaknesses and opportunities and a prioritized roadmap for improving operations and meeting standards. MAP is supported through a cooperative agreement between the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the American Alliance of Museums (Washington, DC).
In addition to helping us make the Society a stronger organization, both of these awards will assist us in applying for additional grants and support.