Little Havana Me Importa: The Places and Faces That Define a Neighborhood
Always moving to its own rhythm, Little Havana is the beating heart of Miami and a cherished symbol of the American melting pot. From its role as a haven for Cuban Americans to its more recent incarnation as a home for immigrants from Central America and the Caribbean, these streets have been shaped by generations of people seeking community and making new lives for themselves. And along the way, they’ve created a place so beautiful and so complex that Little Havana has become one of the most iconic neighborhoods in the country.
In honor of the vibrant people and places that make this neighborhood special, the National Trust worked with Heineken USA and the Little Havana Me Importa Coalition to create an interactive museum exhibit inside Little Havana itself.
The exhibit invites audiences to step into the daily lives of ten local residents whose passion, creativity, and penchant for history is ensuring that future generations will experience the Little Havana we know today. Their stories are different and their backgrounds are diverse, but they all share a common love: the place they call home.
Below is just a taste of the full exhibit, currently on display at Little Havana’s Calle Ocho (SW 8th Street) through May 2018. Click here to read exhibit author Lia Seirotti's reflection on her experiences with Little Havana Me Importa.