Eveline Pierre, Executive Director and Founder of the Haitian Heritage Museum recognized as Ocean Drive Magazine’s Women of Influence 2015.

Miami, FL – Ten women including Eveline Pierre, Executive Director and Founder of the Haitian Heritage Museum were all present at the launch of the 2015 ‘Women of Influence’ Award for Ocean Drive Magazine.

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All of the awardees were among family and friends who came to celebrate in a very chic South Beach style at the Thompsons Hotel. More than 100 guests were present to honor these special women and their achievements.

Check the achievements of the top 15 influential women here.

 

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Haitian Heritage Museum partners with National Museums of Kenya to present exhibition on the ‘Rites of Passage’

Rites Of PassagesMiami, FL – The Haitian Heritage Museum collaborates with the National Museums of Kenya to bring an exhibition on the ‘Rites of Passage’ starting May 14th at 6 30 p.m.

In celebration of Miami Museum & Haitian Heritage Month, the ‘Rites of Passage’ exhibition is a comparative exhibition on the values taught during initiation ceremonies by communities in Southern Florida and Kenya.

The show will focus on five different ceremonies:

  • The ‘Holy Communion’ among Haitians
  • The ‘Enkipaata’ of the Maasai group in Kenya
  • The ‘Feather Dance’ of Southeastern Native Americans
  • The Jewish ‘Bar/Bat Mitzvah’
  • The Latin American ‘Quinceanera’

The month of May celebrates the Haitian heritage and a big part of the Haitian culture and traditions are influenced by the African culture. If you are in South Florida, this exhibition is the perfect prospect to enlighten you about the African art and history, and you will also learn about how it affected the Haitian culture.

The ‘Rites of Passage’ will educate, create an awareness of the cultural practices associated with various communities, and awaken curiosity in our visitors inspiring them to discover interesting aspects of their own culture.”

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About Haitian Heritage Museum

The Haitian Heritage Museum (HHM) is a not for profit organization that is committed to highlighting and preserving Haiti’s rich culture and heritage globally. Through education, digitizing, archiving, media, and culturally relevant partnerships, we will create a legacy for future generations.

To learn more about the museum visit http://www.haitianheritagemuseum.org.

Media Contact

Eveline Pierre, Executive Director

Email: hhmevents@comcast.net

Phone: (305)-371-5988