AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NASSAU COUNTY

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*Discounted rate ($8) applies to groups of 5 or more attendees. There is no admission fee for children 4 years old and under.
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LOCATION

110 North Franklin Street Hempstead, New York 11550

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Hours

Monday: Closed Tuesday – Saturday: 10am-5pm Sunday: Closed NOTE: Closed on Federal and State Holidays. Closed on Tuesdays that follow Federal and State Holidays that fall on Mondays. Closed Friday after Thanksgiving and closed, annually, the first week in July.

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ADMISSION

Age 5 and over: $5 Guided Tour: $10 Group* Tour: $8

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OUR MISSION

Discover the African American History & Culture
African American historical information and preservation

The mission of the African American Museum of Nassau County is to promote understanding and appreciation of African American culture, art and tradition through education, interpretation, exhibitions, collections and programs for the enrichment of the public; with an emphasis on Long Island. The museum's vision is to continue to be an outstanding regional resource for African American historical information and preservation. ​

EXHIBITS

CURRENT AND PAST EXHIBIT CATALOGUES ARE ALSO AVAILABLE AT THE MUSEUM

LEWIS TEMPLE, BLACKSMITH

(James) Lewis Temple, Blacksmith/Inventor
The long-neglected history of an inventor whose genius revolutionized a world-wide industry.

The Women of NASA

Featuring Katherine Goble Johnson
Women of Nasa is an untold story of the African-American women who helped America win the space race.

The Black Royals

Queen Charlotte and Queen Philippa
An exciting exhibit that highlights two English queens whose ancestry traces back to William the Conqueror.

The Upstanders: Jennings, Jennings & Jennings

Thomas, Elizabeth, and their daughter, Elizabeth
The Upstanders: Jennings, Jennings and Jennings is an exhibit about the Jennings family of New York. Father, mother and daughter are iconic figures whose contributions have been grossly ignored for decades.

SONS:SEEING THE MODERN BLACK MALE

“Sons” is another astounding exhibit of photography as art by noted photographer, Jerry Taliaferro. The pictures are exhibited in this catalog, but the actual exhibit is a unique interpretation of the signs of the times.

THANKSGIVING 1619: A HOLY DAY OF PRAYER

A telling of the Thanksgiving observance that pre-dates the traditional Plymouth, Massachusetts observance. The prayerful event took place at a plantation in Charles City, Colony of Virginia.

PYRRHUS CONSOR: BORN FREE

The documented facts of the life of an adventurous African American, Long Islander, whaler, sea pilot, 49’er, and ferryman; who also sailed into the port of Yeddo (Tokyo) Japan with Captain Mercator Cooper, in 1845.

WOMEN OF A NEW TRIBE

This catalog of the “Women of a New Tribe” Hempstead, New York exhibit illustrates the photographic portraits of women of African descent, who live or work in the Hempstead community, in addition to core portraits of the internationally acclaimed Women of a New Tribe traveling exhibit

The Good, The Bold, The Beautiful: Brazil

Afro-Brazilian artist, Ernani Silva
The Good, The Bold, The Beautiful: Brazil: The exposition of artwork by the internationally acclaimed Afro-Brazilian artist, Ernani Silva.

Reflections: Intimate Portraits of Iconic African Americans

Terrence A. Reese (a.k.a. TAR)
Terrence A. Reese (a.k.a. TAR) has created an unusual photographic exhibition. His portraiture features Americans of renown, in the density of their living space. His subjects appear in mirrored images. The viewer is given the amusing challenge to find the subject of each image. Some are more difficult to find than others, by design, but all are well worth the effort.

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