Welcome to AAAM’s global directory of African American Museums and affiliate institutions. This database is comprised of over 300 sites (including: museums, archives, libraries, galleries, historical societies, and cultural centers) and provides a summary profile of their location, contact information, organizational mission, and AAAM membership status.

We are consistently adding sites and updates as new information is received. Therefore, we invite you to share helpful data for inclusion in the directory and ask that you keep us informed of subsequent changes within your organization, to ensure that this digital resource accurately reflects the great work of institutions committed to the uplift of African and African American art, history, and culture.

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Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library

To preserve and showcase the many contributions of African Americans to Colorado and the West.Read More
Other 2401 Welton Street Denver CO 80205 United States Work Phone: 720-865-2401 Website: https://history.denverlibrary.org/about-blair
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To preserve and showcase the many contributions of African Americans to Colorado and the West.

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2401 Welton Street Denver CO 80205 United States

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Bronzeville Children’s Museum

Our mission is to enrich the lives of all children ages 3 -9 and adults by educating and exposing them to the rich culture and contributions of African Americans and their diaspora through "hands-on" learning activities, interactive exhibitions and unique programs. We are still the first and only African american children's museum in the country celebrating our 21st anniversary,Read More
Other 9301 South Stony Island Avenue Chicago Illinois 60617 Home Phone: 773-721-9301 Website: http://bronzevillechildrensmuseum.com
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Our mission is to enrich the lives of all children ages 3 -9 and adults by educating and exposing them to the rich culture and contributions of African Americans and their diaspora through “hands-on” learning activities, interactive exhibitions and unique programs. We are still the first and only African american children’s museum in the country celebrating
our 21st anniversary,

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Buffalo Soldiers National Museum (Center for African American Military History)

The mission of the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum (BSNM) is to educate the public and to preserve, promote and perpetuate the history, tradition and outstanding contributions of America's Buffalo Soldiers from the Revolutionary War to the present.Read More
Other 3816 Caroline Street Houston TX 77004 United States Work Phone: 713-942-8920 Website: http://www.buffalosoldiermuseum.com/
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The mission of the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum (BSNM) is to educate the public and to preserve, promote and perpetuate
the history, tradition and outstanding contributions of America’s Buffalo Soldiers from the Revolutionary War to the present.

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3816 Caroline Street Houston TX 77004 United States

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C. Williams Rush Museum of African-American Arts & Culture

The Mission of the C. Williams Rush Museum of African-American Arts & Culture is to document, support, recognize and emphasize the history and contributions of African Americans in general, but more specifically in Kingstree and Williamsburg County SC, and incorporate more diversity into programs for the children.Read More
Contact: Cassandra W. Rush Other 200 Hampton Avenue Kingstree South Carolina 29556 Home Phone: 803-397-1859 Website: http://CWRushAfricanAmericanMuseum.org
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The Mission of the C. Williams Rush Museum of African-American Arts & Culture is to document, support, recognize and emphasize the history and contributions of African Americans in general, but more specifically in Kingstree and Williamsburg County SC, and incorporate more diversity into programs for the children.

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Carrie Meek – James Eaton Black Archives and Museum

The Carrie Meek - James N. Eaton, Sr. Southeastern Regional Black Archives Research Center and Museum is a specialty museum and archives which houses regalia and printed material relevant to the history of Africans and African Americans. Of particular interest are the collection, preservation, and dissemination of information significant to African Americans and their experiences and contributions in Florida and throughout the Southeastern United StatesRead More
Other 445 Gamble Street Tallahassee FL 32307 United States Work Phone: 850-599-3020 Website: http://famu.edu/index.cfm?MEBA
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The Carrie Meek – James N. Eaton, Sr. Southeastern Regional Black Archives Research Center and Museum is a specialty museum and archives which houses regalia and printed material relevant to the history of Africans and African Americans. Of particular interest are the collection, preservation, and dissemination of information significant to African Americans and their experiences and contributions in Florida and throughout the Southeastern United States

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445 Gamble Street Tallahassee FL 32307 United States

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Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

Our mission is to open minds and change lives through the exploration and celebration of African American history and culture.Read More
Other 315 E. Warren Avenue Detroit MI 48201 United States Work Phone: (313) 494-5800 Website: https://thewright.org/
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Our mission is to open minds and change lives through the exploration and celebration of African American history and culture.

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315 E. Warren Avenue Detroit MI 48201 United States

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Charlotte Hawkins Brown State Historic Site

To preserve and interpret the history and cultural legacy of Dr. Charlotte Hawkins Brown, Palmer Memorial Institute and African American education.Read More
Other P. O. Box B Sedalia NC 27342 United States Work Phone: (336) 449-4846 Website: http://www.nchistoricsites.org/chb/
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To preserve and interpret the history and cultural legacy of Dr. Charlotte Hawkins Brown, Palmer Memorial Institute and African American education.

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Charlotte Hawkins Brown State Historic Site

Other 6136 Burlington Road Gibsonville North Carolina 27249 Home Phone: 336-449-3310 Website: http://www.historicsites.nc.gov/chb
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Clemson Area African American Museum

To collect and showcase the historical achievements and culture of African Americans by serving as a resource center for the Greater Clemson Area to engage the local and Upstate communities in intellectual discourse about the pastRead More
Other 214 Butler Street Clemson South Carolina 29631 Home Phone: 864-654-2944 Website: http://www.ca-aam.org
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To collect and showcase the historical achievements and culture of African Americans by serving as a resource center for the Greater Clemson Area to engage the local and Upstate communities in intellectual discourse about the past

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Community Folk Art Center

The primary motivation and objective for the establishment of CFAC was to provide a high quality showcase for African Diasporan artists, creating a setting for dialogue and interaction among emerging, mid-career and professional artists, in Central New York.Read More
Other 805 East Genesee Street Syracuse NY 13210 United States Work Phone: (315) 442-2230 Website: http://communityfolkartcenter.org/
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The primary motivation and objective for the establishment of CFAC was to provide a high quality showcase for African Diasporan artists, creating a setting for dialogue and interaction among emerging, mid-career and professional artists, in Central New York.

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805 East Genesee Street Syracuse NY 13210 United States

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Cultural Heritage Museum (African American Museum & Cultural Center)

Plan, promote, preserve and protect African American history and culture.Read More
Other 242 South Queen Street Kinston NC 28501 United States Work Phone: (252) 523-1873 Website: http://www.culturalheritage-museum.org/%20error;%20see%20brochure%20pdf%20here%20http://www.visitkinston.com/documents/museum_row.pdf
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Plan, promote, preserve and protect African American history and culture.

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242 South Queen Street Kinston NC 28501 United States

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David C. Driskell Center for the Study Of The Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora

The David C. Driskell Center for the Study of the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora at the University of Maryland, College Park, honors the legacy of David C. Driskell - Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of Art, Artist, Art Historian, Collector, Curator, and Philanthropist - by preserving the rich heritage of African American visual art and culture.…Read More
Other 1214 Cole Student Activities Building College Park MD 20742 United States Work Phone: (301) 314-2615 Website: http://www.driskellcenter.umd.edu/
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The David C. Driskell Center for the Study of the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora at the University of Maryland, College Park, honors the legacy of David C. Driskell – Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of Art, Artist, Art Historian, Collector, Curator, and Philanthropist – by preserving the rich heritage of African American visual art and culture. Established in 2001, the Center provides an intellectual home for artists, museum professionals, art administrators, and scholars, who are interested in broadening the field of African Diasporic studies. The Driskell Center is committed to collecting, documenting, and presenting African American art as well as replenishing and expanding the field.

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1214 Cole Student Activities Building College Park MD 20742 United States

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Delta Arts Center

The mission of Winston-Salem Delta Fine Arts, Inc., is to enrich the lives of neighborhood and area residents by stimulating interest throughout the entire community in American arts and humanities, with emphasis on the contributions of African-Americans; to increase awareness and knowledge of the contributions of African-Americans to the arts and humanities in America and build pride in these contributions; to encourage individual creativity; and to provide quality cultural and educational programming for the entire community.Read More
Other 2611 New Walkertown Road Winston-Salem NC 27101 United States Work Phone: (336) 722-2625 Website: http://www.deltaartscenter.org
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The mission of Winston-Salem Delta Fine Arts, Inc., is to enrich the lives of neighborhood and area residents by stimulating interest throughout the entire community in American arts and humanities, with emphasis on the contributions of African-Americans; to increase awareness and knowledge of the contributions of African-Americans to the arts and humanities in America and build pride in these contributions; to encourage individual creativity; and to provide quality cultural and educational programming for the entire community.

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2611 New Walkertown Road Winston-Salem NC 27101 United States

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Delta Blues Museum

The Delta Blues Museum is dedicated to creating a welcoming place where visitors find meaning, value, and perspective by exploring the history and heritage of the unique American musical art form of the blues.Read More
Other P. O. Box 459 Clarkesdale MS 38614 United States Website: http://www.deltabluesmuseum.org/
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The Delta Blues Museum is dedicated to creating a welcoming place where visitors find meaning, value, and perspective by exploring the history and heritage of the unique American musical art form of the blues.

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P. O. Box 459 Clarkesdale MS 38614 United States

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Delta Center for Culture & Learning

The mission of The Delta Center is to promote greater understanding of Mississippi Delta culture and history and its significance to the world through education, partnerships, and community engagement.Read More
Other Delta State Univeristy, Box 3152 Cleveland MS 38733 United States Work Phone: 662-846-4311 Website: http://deltacenterdsu.com/
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The mission of The Delta Center is to promote greater understanding of Mississippi Delta culture and history and its significance to the world through education, partnerships, and community engagement.

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Delta State Univeristy, Box 3152 Cleveland MS 38733 United States

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Dora Nelson African American Art and History Museum

Dora Nelson African American Art & History Museum (DNAAAHM) exists to collect, preserve and make available, for review and study for present and future generations, artifacts, art printed material, records which document the history of the African American presence and contribution in the Perris Valley, Inland Empire and beyond.Read More
Other 316 East 7th Street Perris CA 92570 United States Work Phone: 310-740-5315 Website: http://dnaaahm.org/
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Dora Nelson African American Art & History Museum (DNAAAHM) exists to collect, preserve and make available, for review and study for present and future generations, artifacts, art printed material, records which document the history of the African American presence and contribution in the Perris Valley, Inland Empire and beyond.

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316 East 7th Street Perris CA 92570 United States

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Evansville African American Museum

The mission of the Evansville African American Museum is to continually develop a resource and cultural center to collect, preserve, and educate the public on the history and traditions of African American families, organizations, and communities.Read More
Other P.O. Box 3124 Evansville IN 47713 United States Work Phone: 812-423-5188 x104
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The mission of the Evansville African American Museum is to continually develop a resource and cultural center to collect, preserve, and educate the public on the history and traditions of African American families, organizations, and communities.

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P.O. Box 3124 Evansville IN 47713 United States

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Fort Des Moines Museum & Education Center

The Fort Des Moines Museum and Education Center mission is to preserve, promote, and perpetuate the heritage of service, sacrifice, and risk taken by the Black officers of World War I and the women of World War II trained as WACS and that of all others whose lives have been connected to Fort Des Moines.Read More
Other 75 E. Army Post Road Des Moines IA 50315 United States Work Phone: (515) 282-8060 Website: http://fortdesmoinesmuseum.org/
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The Fort Des Moines Museum and Education Center mission is to preserve, promote, and perpetuate the heritage of service, sacrifice, and risk taken by the Black officers of World War I and the women of World War II trained as WACS and that of all others whose lives have been connected to Fort Des Moines.

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75 E. Army Post Road Des Moines IA 50315 United States

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Freetown Village Living History Museum

Freetown Village's mission is to educate the public about African American lives and culture in Indiana through living history performances, the collection and preservation of artifacts, exhibits and allied programs.Read More
Other 625 Indiana Avenue Indianapolis IN 46202 United States Work Phone: (317) 631-1870 Website: http://www.freetown.org/
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Freetown Village’s mission is to educate the public about African American lives and culture in Indiana through living history performances, the collection and preservation of artifacts, exhibits and allied programs.

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625 Indiana Avenue Indianapolis IN 46202 United States

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G.W. CARVER INTERPRETIVE MUSEUM

The G.W. Carver Interpretive Museum provides a glimpse of the historical contributions and influences of Dr. George Washington Carver ("The Peanut Man") and other outstanding men and women.Read More
Other 305 N. Foster Street Dothan AL 36303 United States Work Phone: (334) 712-0933 Website: http://www.gwcarvermuseum.com
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The G.W. Carver Interpretive Museum provides a glimpse of the historical contributions and influences of Dr. George Washington Carver (“The Peanut Man”) and other outstanding men and women.

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305 N. Foster Street Dothan AL 36303 United States