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.

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George Boyer Vashon Research Center and Museum for African American Culture

To build community relationships by teaching with a collection of artifacts, objects, and historical documents for exhibiting, interpreting and review of early St. Louis residents and people across the United States who were labeled, "Negro or Colored" To teach social justice where people of all races can research life during Slavery and Jim Crow ways of life.…Read More
Other 2223 St. Louis Avenue St. Louis MO 63106 United States Work Phone: 314-749-6322 Website: http://www.georgevashonmuseum.org/
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To build community relationships by teaching with a collection of artifacts, objects, and historical documents for exhibiting, interpreting and review of early St. Louis residents and people across the United States who were labeled, “Negro or Colored”
To teach social justice where people of all races can research life during Slavery and Jim Crow ways of life.
Promote world peace.

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2223 St. Louis Avenue St. Louis MO 63106 United States

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George Washington Carver Museum, Cultural and Genealogy Center

The Carver Museum, Cultural & Genealogy Center is dedicated to the collection, preservation, and exhibition of African American history & family research. The Genealogy Center is an extension of the Carver Museum and Cultural Center and acts as a public resource for learning about family history.Read More
Other 1165 Angelina Street Austin TX 78702 United States Work Phone: 512-974 3650 Website: https://www.austintexas.gov/genealogycenter
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The Carver Museum, Cultural & Genealogy Center is dedicated to the collection, preservation, and exhibition of African American history & family research. The Genealogy Center is an extension of the Carver Museum and Cultural Center and acts as a public resource for learning about family history.

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1165 Angelina Street Austin TX 78702 United States

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Grand Rapids African American Museum and Archives (GRAAMA)

Our mission is to promote, preserve, display, collect and honor the lives, culture, history and accomplishments of African, African American, and connected peoples in the Greater Grand Rapids Michigan community.Read More
Other 87 Monroe Center St. NW Grand Rapids MI 49503 Home Phone: 616-540-2943 Website: http://www.graama.org
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Our mission is to promote, preserve, display, collect and honor the lives, culture, history and accomplishments of African, African American, and connected peoples in the Greater Grand Rapids Michigan community.

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87 Monroe Center St. NW Grand Rapids MI 49503

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Gum Springs Historical Society and Museum

It is the aim of the Museum to display a dynamic exhibit of the history of the Gum Springs Community.Read More
Other 8100 Fordson Road Gum Springs (Alexandria) VA 22306 United States Work Phone: 703-375-9825 Website: http://gumspringsmuseum.blogspot.com/p/about-us.html
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It is the aim of the Museum to display a dynamic exhibit of the history of the Gum Springs Community.

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8100 Fordson Road Gum Springs (Alexandria) VA 22306 United States

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Hampton University Museum

With galleries dedicated to African American, African, American Indian and Asian and Pacific art and artifacts, the museum contains more than 9,000 objects representing cultures and people from around the world.Read More
Other 100 East Queen Street Hampton VA 23668 United States Work Phone: (757) 727-5308 Website: http://museum.hamptonu.edu/
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With galleries dedicated to African American, African, American Indian and Asian and Pacific art and artifacts, the museum contains more than 9,000 objects representing cultures and people from around the world.

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100 East Queen Street Hampton VA 23668 United States

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Harvey B Gantt Center for African American Arts & Culture

The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture presents, preserves and celebrates excellence in the art, history and culture of African-Americans and those of African descent. We ignite engagement and conversations that inspire, empower and enlighten all.Read More
Other 551 S. Tryon Street. Charlotte NC 28202 United States Work Phone: 704-547-3700 Website: http://www.ganttcenter.org
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The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture presents, preserves and celebrates excellence in the art, history and culture of African-Americans and those of African descent.

We ignite engagement and conversations that inspire, empower and enlighten all.

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551 S. Tryon Street. Charlotte NC 28202 United States

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Historic Stagville State Historic Site

To preserve and interpret the history of enslaved and free individuals who established, developed, and maintained the Bennehan-Cameron plantations.Read More
Other 5828 Old Oxford Highway Durham NC 27712 United States Work Phone: (919) 620-0120 Website: http://www.stagville.org
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To preserve and interpret the history of enslaved and free individuals who established, developed, and maintained the Bennehan-Cameron plantations.

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5828 Old Oxford Highway Durham NC 27712 United States

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History of Diving Museum

The History of Diving Museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational institution focused on the "Story of Man’s Quest to Explore Under the Sea". The Museum is dedicated to collecting, preserving, displaying, and interpreting artifacts, antiques, books, documents, photographs, and oral history relative to the History of Diving. We display an inclusive international developments reflecting early male and female pioneers, and their attempts to explore, understand, and venture under the sea.…Read More
Contact: Lisa Mongelia Other 82990 Overseas Highway Islamorada Florida 33036 Work Phone: 305-664-9737 Website: http://www.DivingMuseum.org
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The History of Diving Museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational institution focused on the “Story of Man’s Quest to Explore Under the Sea”. The Museum is dedicated to collecting, preserving, displaying, and interpreting artifacts, antiques, books, documents, photographs, and oral history relative to the History of Diving. We display an inclusive international developments reflecting early male and female pioneers, and their attempts to explore, understand, and venture under the sea. We also celebrate the special role that South Florida and the Florida Keys played in this story.

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Howard County Center of African American Culture

the Howard County Center of African American Culture Inc. is an independent, non-profit, educational organization dedicated to the collection, preservation and interpretation of African American history and culture of Howard County Maryland and the surrounding region.Read More
Other 5434 Vantage Point Road Columbia MD 21044 United States Work Phone: (410) 715-1921 Website: http://www.hccaac.org/
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the Howard County Center of African American Culture Inc. is an independent, non-profit, educational organization dedicated to the collection, preservation and interpretation of African American history and culture of Howard County Maryland and the surrounding region.

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5434 Vantage Point Road Columbia MD 21044 United States

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Ida B. Wells-Barnett Museum Cultural Center Of African American History

The Ida B. Wells-Barnett Museum and Cultural Center Of African and African American History was established to inspire, enlighten and enrich the lives of Mississippian and people everywhere by collecting, preserving, and disseminating African and African American contributions toward the fields of history, art and culture in the United States and throughout the world.Read More
Other 220 North Randolph Street Holly Springs MS 38635 United States Work Phone: 662-252-3232 Website: http://idabwellsmuseum.org/
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The Ida B. Wells-Barnett Museum and Cultural Center Of African and African American History was established to inspire, enlighten and enrich the lives of Mississippian and people everywhere by collecting, preserving, and disseminating African and African American contributions toward the fields of history, art and culture in the United States and throughout the world.

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220 North Randolph Street Holly Springs MS 38635 United States

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John G. Riley Center/Museum of African American History and Culture

The mission and purpose of the John Gilmore Riley Center/Museum for African American History & Culture, Inc. is to discover, archive and illuminate the blended interrelationship of African American, Native American and European history and preserve African American landmarks and legacies throughout the State of Florida as an enduring public resource through tourism and education. Established in 1996,  the museum’s programs provide an environment and means to encourage and empower participants to develop an awareness of and gain an appreciation for the educational and social contributions of African Americans to Florida’s history.Read More
Contact: Althemese Barnes Other 419 East Jefferson Street Tallahassee Florida 32301 USA Work Phone: 850-681-7881 Website: http://www.rileymuseum.org
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The mission and purpose of the John Gilmore Riley Center/Museum for African American History & Culture, Inc. is to discover, archive and illuminate the blended interrelationship of African American, Native American and European history and preserve African American landmarks and legacies throughout the State of Florida as an enduring public resource through tourism and education. Established in 1996,  the museum’s programs provide an environment and means to encourage and empower participants to develop an awareness of and gain an appreciation for the educational and social contributions of African Americans to Florida’s history.

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419 East Jefferson Street Tallahassee Florida 32301 USA

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John Jasper Museum / Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church

The John Jasper Museum opened in 1926 to celebrate the life of the popular 19th century preacher from Virginia. Located inside the Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church, the museum houses its collection of 19th and 20th century artifacts, many of which are associated with the Rev. John jasper (1812-1901). The Jasper Museum serves as an example of what a church museum should consist of, and provides valuable information and ideas for other churches to consider.Read More
Other 14 W. Duval Street Richmond Virginia 23220 Home Phone: 804-240-3559 / 804-648-7511 Website: http://smzbc.org
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The John Jasper Museum opened in 1926 to celebrate the life of the popular 19th century preacher from Virginia. Located inside the Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church, the museum houses its collection of 19th and 20th century artifacts, many of which are associated with the Rev. John jasper (1812-1901). The Jasper Museum serves as an example of what a church museum should consist of, and provides valuable information and ideas for other churches to consider.

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John Wesley Church and African American Museum

The mission of the John Wesley Preservation Society is to restore and maintain the culturally significant church, cook shop, cemetery and grounds, and raise money to support and manage this work. The Society develops and promotes educational and cultural programs and public displays, and historical and archaeological research related to the historical significance of the site, consistent with State, Federal, local and grant guidelines and requirements for such sites.Read More
Other P. O. Box 233, 220 South St. Oxford MD 21654 United States Work Phone: 410-226-0222 Website: http://johnwesleychurch.org/
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The mission of the John Wesley Preservation Society is to restore and maintain the culturally significant church, cook shop, cemetery and grounds, and raise money to support and manage this work. The Society develops and promotes educational and cultural programs and public displays, and historical and archaeological research related to the historical significance of the site, consistent with State, Federal, local and grant guidelines and requirements for such sites.

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P. O. Box 233, 220 South St. Oxford MD 21654 United States

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Kannapolis African-American Museum and Cultural Center, Inc.

Our mission is to collect and preserve the history and culture of the African-American family in Kannapolis and its neighboring communities in Cabarrus and southern Rowan County, North Carolina. KAA-MaCC seeks to inspire, educate, and enrich communities through diverse activities to enhance quality of life in a cultural center setting.Read More
Other 1579 Kingston Drive Kannapolis North Carolina 28083 Home Phone: 704-925-1314 Website: https://www.kaa-macc.org/home
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Our mission is to collect and preserve the history and culture of the African-American family in Kannapolis and its neighboring communities in Cabarrus and southern Rowan County, North Carolina. KAA-MaCC seeks to inspire, educate, and enrich communities through diverse activities to enhance quality of life in a cultural center setting.

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Katherine Dunham Centers for Arts and Humanities

KDCAH's fundamental purpose is to promote research and training in the arts and humanities, leading to 1) Arts-based communication techniques for people of diverse cultures, and 2) a multi-arts training program to humanize and socialize individuals as well as provide them with marketable skills. These ends are achieved through continued scholarship in the field of inter-cultural communication, carried on by Ms.…Read More
Other 1005 Pennsylvania Avenue East St. Louis IL 62201 United States Work Phone: 618-795-5970 Website: http://kdcah.org/
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KDCAH’s fundamental purpose is to promote research and training in the arts and humanities, leading to 1) Arts-based communication techniques for people of diverse cultures, and 2) a multi-arts training program to humanize and socialize individuals as well as provide them with marketable skills. These ends are achieved through continued scholarship in the field of inter-cultural communication, carried on by Ms. Dunham and others, and an innovative arts training program developed and perfected by Ms. Dunham in the late 1940’s.

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1005 Pennsylvania Avenue East St. Louis IL 62201 United States

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L.B. Brown House Museum

To preserve the historic L.B. Brown House for use as a museum to help educate the public about the significant contributions made by African-Americans to Florida's unique history.Read More
Other 470 L.B. Brown Avenue Bartow FL 33830 United States Work Phone: 863-534-0100 Website: http://www.lbbrown.com/
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To preserve the historic L.B. Brown House for use as a museum to help educate the public about the significant contributions made by African-Americans to Florida’s unique history.

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470 L.B. Brown Avenue Bartow FL 33830 United States

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Laurel Grove School Museum

The Association is committed to restoring, preserving, and maintaining the Laurel Grove School as an important historical site and museum in Northern Virginia and as an enduring national educational resource for understanding the post-slavery black experience embodied in the heritage of the school.Read More
Other 12601 Yates Ford Road Clifton VA 20124 United States Work Phone: 703-625-1690 Website: http://www.laurelgroveschool.org/contact/contact.html
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The Association is committed to restoring, preserving, and maintaining the Laurel Grove School as an important historical site and museum in Northern Virginia and as an enduring national educational resource for understanding the post-slavery black experience embodied in the heritage of the school.

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12601 Yates Ford Road Clifton VA 20124 United States

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Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center

The Friends of Lincolnville, Inc., is charged with the governing of the Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center. Its mission is to preserve, perpetuate and promote the history and culture of African Americans in Northeast Florida through art, literature, music, theatre, recordings, live performances, lectures, heritage re-enactments and exhibits or artifacts, photographs and oral histories. The Friends of Lincolnville, Inc., is a private non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.…Read More
Other 102 MLK Avenue Saint Augustine FL 32084 United States Work Phone: 904-824-1191 Website: http://www.lincolnvillemuseum.org/
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The Friends of Lincolnville, Inc., is charged with the governing of the Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center. Its mission is to preserve, perpetuate and promote the history and culture of African Americans in Northeast Florida through art, literature, music, theatre, recordings, live performances, lectures, heritage re-enactments and exhibits or artifacts, photographs and oral histories.

The Friends of Lincolnville, Inc., is a private non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Donations to this organization are tax deductible as allowed by law.

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102 MLK Avenue Saint Augustine FL 32084 United States

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Margaret Walker Center

The Margaret Walker Center is an archive and museum dedicated to the preservation, interpretation, and dissemination of African-American history and culture.Read More
Other 1400 J.R. Lynch Street Jackson MS 39217 United States Work Phone: 601-979-3935 Website: http://www.jsums.edu/margaretwalkercenter/
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The Margaret Walker Center is an archive and museum dedicated to the preservation, interpretation, and dissemination of African-American history and culture.

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1400 J.R. Lynch Street Jackson MS 39217 United States

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Maryland-National Capital Parks & Planning Commission, Natural & Historical Resources Division

Contact: Omar Eaton-Martinez Other 6707 Green Landing Road Upper Marlboro Maryland 20772 Home Phone: 301-627-8507 Website: http://www.pgparks.com/308/Natural-Historical-Resources-Division