Four year old future Miami Springs and Dade County Recreation Director Art Peavy Jr. receiving an archery lesson at Glenn Curtiss’s Hotel Country Club in 1928. Hotel Country Club would later become Battle Creek Sanitorium, Palm Spa, Fair Havens Nursing Home, and now Miami Springs Nursing & Rehab Center. Peavy grew up in Miami Springs and became Miami Springs Recreation Director in 1948. In 1958 Peavy was hired to head the newly formed recreation department of Dade County Parks. He passed away at the age of 77 in 2001.

Art Peavy Jr., Miami Springs and Dade County Recreation Director, learning archery as a four-year-old. – (Photo courtesy Miami Springs Historical Society and Museum.

Visit the Miami Springs Historical Society and Museum  The Miami Springs Historical Society is located at 501 East Drive in Miami Springs.

Miami Springs Historical Society Museum

501 East Drive
Miami Springs, FL 33166


From the Palmetto, exit at NW 36th Street and head East on NW 36th Street.  Continue East on NW 36th Street and make a left hand turn (North) on East Drive.  Continue North until you reach 501 East Drive.

From I-95, take I-95 to State Road 112 Westbound.  Exit State Road 112 at NW 36th Street.  Continue west on NW 36th Street until you reach East Drive.  Make a right hand turn at East Drive (North).  Continue North on East Drive until you reach 501 East Drive.

From Hialeah, take Okeechobee Road until you reach East 4th Avenue.  Turn south on East 4th Avenue and cross the bridge into Miami Springs.  Take the center lane and continue south onto East Drive.  You’ll see Stafford Park on your left hand side and then the entrance to the Museum Parking lot at 501 East Drive.

Map to the Miami Springs Historical Society

Miami Springs Historical Museum Hours

The Museum is open each Saturday (except Christmas & New Years) from 12 Noon to 4 pm.

Entrance is FREE!

Donations are welcome.


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