Current Exhibits

Office Evolution

The story of the Dr. Jackson Office and how it became the headquarters to Dade Heritage Trust.  The history of Brickell and Dade Heritage Trust are also highlighted in this exhibit curated by Casey Piket.

Also on display are medical artifacts and furnishings from the time the building served as Miami’s first physician’s office.  Constructed in 1905, the building is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Past Exhibits


Stiltsville: Life on the Flats

June 9 – October 15

Dade Heritage Trust welcomes you to Stiltsville:  Life on the Flats, an original exhibit featuring photography, artwork, personal stories and artifacts about Miami’s iconic watery neighborhood.  Curated by Miamian Donna Shelley and designed by Little Gables Group, the exhibit provides personal glimpses into the past present and future of these seven structures and the many structures that were once a part of Stiltsville.

Once privately owned and now a part of Biscayne National Park, Stiltsville continues to intrigue both visitors and long-time Miamians with stories of its raucous past, the impact of hurricanes and the contentious negotiations with the National Parks Service to “Save Old Stiltsville”.  This exhibit runs through October 15 and will feature a curator’s tour, film and a party inn early-autumn at Stiltsville to benefit Dade Heritage Trust and The Stiltsville Trust. 

Find Your Park Exhibit

Dade Heritage Trust presented the exhibit, Find Your Park, which featured student entries from Dade Heritage Trust’s Annual Art and Photography Contest. 

This year’s theme was South Florida’s National Parks. 


Lemon City Little Haiti – A Sense of Time…A Sense of Place

This important exhibit, curated by Dr. Dorothy Fields, focused on the area of Miami once known as Lemon City, today’s Little Haiti.

Lemon City, though never incorporated, was one of the earliest settlements in the Miami area, with its history dating back to c.1870, when pioneers rushed to claim their share of land offered by the federal government through the Homestead Act. 

E.H. Harrington named the area for the lemon trees growing on his property, and the first use of the name “Lemon City” is recorded by the County in 1889.

The National Trust for Historic Preservation has recently designated the Lemon City/Little Haiti corridor on NW 2nd Avenue as a National Main Street Center demonstration project.


Office Evolution

Dade Heritage Trust presented the exhibit, Office Evolution, that featured the story of Miami’s first physician, Dr. James Jackson and the history of the DHT office building that served as Dr. Jackson’s office from 1905 – 1916. Many thanks to curator Casey Piket and to exhibit design team Little Gables Group for their work in assembling this wonderful, informative exhibit.


Did you know?

Becoming a member of Dade Heritage Trust has many benefits, including:

  • Free admission to all Members Only Events
  • Advance notice and registration for workshops and seminars
  • Discount on DHT walking and bicycle tours
  • Discounts on Children’s Camps
  • Free admission to over 75 museums and institutions participating in the Southeasters Reciprocal Museum Program

Don’t delay! Join DHT today and support our town and our history!