|Cultural Groups Living in South Florida|
Since its inception in 1986, the Historical Museums folklife program has documented the traditional arts of more than 60 cultural groups living in South Florida. Field research, carried out by folklife specialists in diverse communities, involves observation, interviewing, photography, videography and audio recording. Documentary materials are kept in the folklife collection in the Historical Museums Research Center. These materials are used to develop exhibitions, educational programs and publications. The folklife program also serves as a clearinghouse of information for researchers and organizations interested in the traditional arts of the region.
Among the cultural groups documented by the Historical Museum are: