A vizcaya icon

Eustace Edgecombe migrated to Miami from the Bahamas as a teen. He found a job at Vizcaya as a water boy, and quickly climbed the ranks and became a the estate’s houseman. He went on to work at Vizcaya for over 50 years, and played a tremendous role in it’s transition into a museum. 

The catalyst for migration

In this clip, Dr. Marvin Dunn outlines some of the major causes for Bahamian migration in the 19th century and the route people traveled to get to Miami. 

The making of a senator

State Senator Shevrin Jones gives a little insight to his family’s migration story from the Bahamas to south Florida. 

“My parents were proud of their Bahamian heritage and brought us up in bahamian traditions and cultures.” 


– Enid Pinkney, Miami story collected by historymiami museum

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