Click on the Articles tab in the menu bar to read posts about the history of the Homestead area. Click on the Researchers tab in the menu bar to view what the Museum currently has on line for those interested in the history of Homestead.
Be sure to scroll down to check the new Bulletin Board, below the photograph of the fire engine, for new items of interest.
The Historic Homestead Town Hall Museum is located in the original Town Hall of the City of Homestead, built in 1917. It is located across the street from Losner Park, just a short distance from the newly-restored Seminole Theater. Our hours of operation are Tuesdays through Saturdays, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. We are also open during the special events that Main Street Homestead puts on every month starting in September and running through May.
Read about the history of the building that houses the Town Hall Museum.
We are located at 41 N. Krome Avenue and our phone number is 305-242-4463. We have displays of historical artifacts, copies of photographs of early families and places and a library and archives open to researchers by appointment. We also have books, cards and other items for sale.
Our most popular exhibit is the City of Homestead’s original 1924 American LaFrance fire truck, which was restored by private citizens in the Tampa Bay area. It is now home again and on display in the Museum.
Index of published articles on the website. Click on the Articles tab and do a search on a word in the title.
Ann Josberger McFadden, who labored in the Florida Room at the downtown Miami Library for over 30 years compiling genealogical information in Dade County has very generously transferred the copyright to the Palms-Woodlawn Cemetery, formerly Palms Memorial Park index to the Historic Homestead Town Hall Museum. This wonderful act, intended for the use of researchers and genealogists documenting their family histories, ensures that a much larger group of people can access a document which may supply the location of the final resting place of one of their ancestors. You may view this document by clicking on this link to the Palms Memorial Park index and download it. You may not sell or otherwise profit monetarily from this document.
IMPORTANT NOTE: When you click on the link, you will see a watermarked copy of the index. You must download the document to be able to view it without the watermarks. If you attempt to print it, the watermarks will reappear. You may copy it and store it locally, but you may not print it. This was done to protect the interests of both Mrs. McFadden and the Historic Homestead Town Hall Museum, which now owns the copyright to the document.
Lists of owners of automobiles in the early 1920s are available by clicking on the Research tab.