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Cultural Groups Living in South Florida

African-American | Anglo-American | Bahamian | Chinese | Cuban | Greek | Haitian | East Indian | Irish | Jewish | Miccosukee | Nicaraguan | Puerto Rican | Venezuelan

Since its inception in 1986, the Historical Museum’s 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 Museum’s 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:

African-American
Anglo-American
Argentinian
Barbadian
Bahamian
Brazilian
Canadian
Chinese
Colombian
Conch
Costa Rican
Cretan
Cuban
Dominican
English
Ewe

Filipino
German
Ghanaian
Greek
Grenadian
Guatamalan
Guyanese
Haitian
Hausa
Hungarian
Ibo
Indian
Iranian
Irish
Israeli
Italian

Jamaican
Japanese
Jewish
Lebanese
Lithuanian
Mayan
Mexican
Miccosukee
Nicaraguan
Nigerian
Palestinian
Pennsylvania Dutch
Peruvian
Polish
Puerto Rican
Québecois

Russian
Salvadoran
Scottish
Seminole
Serbian
Spanish
Surinamese
Trinidadian
Tunisian
Turkish
Ukranian
Uraguayan
Venezuelan
Virgin Islander
Yoruba

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