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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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/
Biography

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
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McKenna Museum of African American Art

The George & Leah McKenna Museum of African American Art is an institution that collects, interprets and preserves the visual aesthetic of people of African descent in North America and beyond. Through innovative programs and exhibits that engage versatile audiences, the McKenna Museum seeks to make African Diasporan fine art accessible to visitors of all ages.…Read More
Other 2003 Carondelet Street New Orleans LA 70130 United States Work Phone: 504.586.7432 Website: http://www.themckennamuseum.com/
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The George & Leah McKenna Museum of African American Art is an institution that collects, interprets and preserves the visual aesthetic of people of African descent in North America and beyond. Through innovative programs and exhibits that engage versatile audiences, the McKenna Museum seeks to make African Diasporan fine art accessible to visitors of all ages. The institution identifies and presents emerging artists alongside well-established fine arts masters.

Located in New Orleans, the McKenna Museum is committed to the preservation of the distinct culture found within the African American community of Louisiana.

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2003 Carondelet Street New Orleans LA 70130 United States

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Musée Mâ Loango de Diosso

Other Diosso Republic of the Congo Work Phone: +242 05532064 Work Phone: +242 053062484 Roadmap Satellite Connections Business Directory | Leaflet Connections Business Directory | Leaflet

Diosso Republic of the Congo

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Museum of African American Art

MAAA is a nonprofit cultural and educational institution dedicated to the interpretation, promotion, and preservation of art by or about people of African descent and their contributions to world culture.Read More
Other 4005 Crenshaw Boulevard Los Angeles CA 90008 United States Work Phone: 323-294-7071 Website: http://www.maaala.org
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MAAA is a nonprofit cultural and educational institution dedicated to the interpretation, promotion, and preservation of art by or about people of African descent and their contributions to world culture.

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4005 Crenshaw Boulevard Los Angeles CA 90008 United States

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Museum of African American Technology (MAAT) Science Village

NCCBPE is a 501 (c) (3),non-profit organization established in 1970 by a group of concerned engineers seeking to form ties between the many Black scientists in Northern California.Read More
Other 722 Chester Street Oakland CA 94607 United States Work Phone: (510) 893-6426 Website: http://www.ncalifblackengineers.org/MAAT%20%20Science%20Village.htm
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NCCBPE is a 501 (c) (3),non-profit organization established in 1970 by a group of concerned engineers seeking to form ties between the many Black scientists in Northern California.

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722 Chester Street Oakland CA 94607 United States

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Museum of African American Technology (MAAT) Science Village

MAAT Science Village collects, exhibits and preserves information about the African Americans science an engineering historical and current contributions to share with the public.Read More
Home Phone: 520-803-6426 Website: http://ncalifblackengineers.org/maat-science-village?
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MAAT Science Village collects, exhibits and preserves information about the African Americans science an engineering historical and current contributions to share with the public.

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Natchez Museum of African American History & Culture

The purpose of the Natchez Museum AAHC shall be the education of the public in the history of the African American community in Natchez MS from the earliest appearance Africans in the Natchez area (1716) to the present time. Special emphasis is placed on local and state Blacks; however, national Black experiences are also presented.Read More
Other P. O. Box # 1844 Natchez MS 39121-1844 United States Work Phone: 601-445-0728 Website: http://visitnatchez.org/what-to-do-2/attractions/napac/
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The purpose of the Natchez Museum AAHC shall be the education of the public in the history of the African American community in Natchez MS from the earliest appearance Africans in the Natchez area (1716) to the present time. Special emphasis is placed on local and state Blacks; however, national Black experiences are also presented.

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P. O. Box # 1844 Natchez MS 39121-1844 United States

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National Blues Museum

The National Blues Museum is dedicated to preserving and honoring the history and legacy of Blues music and its impact on American and world cultureRead More
Other 616 N. 7th #813 St. Louis MO 63101 United States Work Phone: 314-925-0016 Website: https://www.nationalbluesmuseum.org
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The National Blues Museum is dedicated to preserving and honoring the history and legacy of Blues music and its impact on American and world culture

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616 N. 7th #813 St. Louis MO 63101 United States

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National Civil Rights Museum

The National Civil Rights Museum, located at the Lorraine Motel, the assassination site of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., chronicles key episodes of the American Civil Rights Movement, examines today's global civil and human rights issues, provokes thoughtful debate and serves as a catalyst for positive change.Read More
Other 450 Mulberry Street Memphis TN 38103 United States Work Phone: 901-521-9699 Website: http://www.civilrightsmuseum.org/
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The National Civil Rights Museum, located at the Lorraine Motel, the assassination site of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., chronicles key episodes of the American Civil Rights Movement, examines today’s global civil and human rights issues, provokes thoughtful debate and serves as a catalyst for positive change.

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450 Mulberry Street Memphis TN 38103 United States

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National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum

National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum (NMWHM) acknowledges the multicultural contributions of Hispanic, Native, European, Asian and African Americans in the settlement of the American frontier. Works of artists and others who documented people and events of the time via journals, photographs, and other historical items are part of the museum's collection of overlooked materials that tell — often for the first time — the complete story of how the West was won.…Read More
Other 2029 North Main Street Fort Worth Texas 76164 Home Phone: (817) 534-8801 Website: http://www.cowboysofcolor.org
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National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum (NMWHM) acknowledges the multicultural contributions of Hispanic, Native, European, Asian and African Americans in the settlement of the American frontier. Works of artists and others who documented people and events of the time via journals, photographs, and other historical items are part of the museum’s collection of overlooked materials that tell — often for the first time — the complete story of how the West was won. Through various educational programs (e.g., storytelling sessions, “Forgotten Cowboys Tour,” cultural heritage workshops, historical reenactments, participatory learning) at the museum and in the community, the Museum shares our multicultural western heritage while instilling positive values of diversity, tolerance, hard-work, and determination. Visitors to the museum and at our traveling exhibitions leave with an awareness that the American West came into being through the struggles and triumphs of racially and socio-economically diverse people.

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National Museum of African American History & Culture

The National Museum of African American History and Culture is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture. It was established by Act of Congress in 2003, following decades of efforts to promote and highlight the contributions of African Americans. To date, the Museum has collected more than 36,000 artifacts and nearly 100,000 individuals have become members.…Read More
Office 1400 Constitution Ave NW, Washington DC 20560 US Home Phone: 844.750.3012 Website: National Museum of African American History & Culture
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The National Museum of African American History and Culture is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture. It was established by Act of Congress in 2003, following decades of efforts to promote and highlight the contributions of African Americans. To date, the Museum has collected more than 36,000 artifacts and nearly 100,000 individuals have become members. The Museum opened to the public on September 24, 2016, as the 19th and newest museum of the Smithsonian Institution.

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1400 Constitution Ave NW, Washington DC 20560 US

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Newsome House Museum and Cultural Center

Today, this restored 1899 Victorian landmark continues to be devoted to the expression of black cultural and historical themes. The public is invited to use this facility to learn of the past, examine current issues, and celebrate life's milestones.Read More
Other 2803 Oak Avenue Newport News VA 23607 United States Work Phone: (757) 247-2360 Website: http://www.newsomehouse.org/
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Today, this restored 1899 Victorian landmark continues to be devoted to the expression of black cultural and historical themes. The public is invited to use this facility to learn of the past, examine current issues, and celebrate life’s milestones.

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2803 Oak Avenue Newport News VA 23607 United States

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Noble Hill-Wheeler Memorial Center

Today, the Noble Hill-Wheeler Memorial Center operates as a heritage museum. In one of the school's old classrooms, visitors are educated about African American life in northwest Georgia during the Depression era. The other classroom is used for community meetings. Wooden desks and memorabilia help educate visitors about the museum's former use as a school. Outside the museum, visitors can have lunch in the picnic area while viewing the historical markers and landscape.Read More
Other 2361 Joe Frank Harris Parkway Cassville GA 30123 United States Work Phone: (770) 382-3392 Website: http://visitcartersvillega.org/noble-hill-wheeler-memorial-center/
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Today, the Noble Hill-Wheeler Memorial Center operates as a heritage museum. In one of the school’s old classrooms, visitors are educated about African American life in northwest Georgia during the Depression era. The other classroom is used for community meetings. Wooden desks and memorabilia help educate visitors about the museum’s former use as a school. Outside the museum, visitors can have lunch in the picnic area while viewing the historical markers and landscape.

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2361 Joe Frank Harris Parkway Cassville GA 30123 United States

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Northwest African American Museum

Our mission is to spread knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of the histories, arts and cultures of people of African descent for the enrichment of all. We accomplish our mission by working with others to: *Present and preserve the connections between the Pacific Northwest and people of African descent; and to *Investigate and celebrate Black experiences in America through exhibitions, programs and events.Read More
Other 2300 S. Massachusetts Street Seattle WA 98144 United States Work Phone: (206) 518-6000 Website: http://www.naamnw.org/
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Our mission is to spread knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of the histories, arts and cultures of people of African descent for the enrichment of all. We accomplish our mission by working with others to: *Present and preserve the connections between the Pacific Northwest and people of African descent; and to *Investigate and celebrate Black experiences in America through exhibitions, programs and events.

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2300 S. Massachusetts Street Seattle WA 98144 United States

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Oklahoma Black Museum & Performing Arts Center

OBMAPAC-Collects, exhibits, stimulates appreciation for and advances knowledge of the arts, primarily by and about African Americans. This is accomplished through programs designed to preserve African American culture, nurture talent and inspire excellence within the community at large. We seek to enlighten all about the value of creativity, the importance of history, the meaning of community and the need to help younger generations discover and nurture the talents within themselves.Read More
Contact: Rosetta Funches Home Phone: 4052138077 Website: http://Naajlm.com
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OBMAPAC-Collects, exhibits, stimulates appreciation for and advances knowledge of the arts, primarily by and about African Americans. This is accomplished through programs designed to preserve African American culture, nurture talent and inspire excellence within the community at large. We seek to enlighten all about the value of creativity, the importance of history, the meaning of community and the need to help younger generations discover and nurture the talents within themselves.

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Old Salem Museums & Gardens

To engage visitors in an educational and memorable historical experience about those who lived and worked in the early South.Read More
Other 600 S. Main Street Winston-Salem NC 27101 United States Work Phone: 336-721-7300 Website: http://www.oldsalem.org/
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To engage visitors in an educational and memorable historical experience about those who lived and worked in the early South.

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600 S. Main Street Winston-Salem NC 27101 United States

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Oliver Nestus Freeman Round House Museum

The Oliver Nestus Freeman Roundhouse Museum has served to preserve, promote and present African-American history, art and culture to all citizens of Wilson and the region in order to increase the awareness, understanding, and appreciation of cultural traditions and African-American contributions to society.Read More
Other 1202 East Nash Street Wilson NC 27893 United States Work Phone: (252) 243-2526 Website: http://www.theroundhousemuseum.com/
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The Oliver Nestus Freeman Roundhouse Museum has served to preserve, promote and present African-American history, art and culture to all citizens of Wilson and the region in order to increase the awareness, understanding, and appreciation of cultural traditions and African-American contributions to society.

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1202 East Nash Street Wilson NC 27893 United States

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Pennsylvania Abolition Society

Promoting the Abolition of Slavery, and for the Relief of Free Negroes unlawfully Held in Bondage, and for Improving the Condition of the African RaceRead More
Other 1300 Locust Street Philadelphia PA 19107 United States Work Phone: (215) 732-6200 X213 Website: http://www.paabolition.org/
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Promoting the Abolition of Slavery, and for the Relief of Free Negroes unlawfully Held in Bondage, and for Improving the Condition of the African Race

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1300 Locust Street Philadelphia PA 19107 United States

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Pinellas County African American History Museum

Other Clearwater Florida 33758 Home Phone: 727-480-7572 Website: http://www.curtismuseum.org