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: 10am -5pm Wednesday: 10am -5pm Thursday: 10am -5pm Friday: 10am -5pm Saturday: 10am-5pm Sunday: Closed

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ADMISSION

Admission (age 5 and over): $5 Guided Tour: $10 Group* Tour: $8

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DONATE

Make a contribution today to The African Atlantic Genealogical Society, Inc (TAAGS) which became affiliated with the Museum in 1998; making the African American Museum unique as the first museum to house a genealogical society that provides workshops and consultations for the community.

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

EXOTIC AMERICAN

A photographic exhibition by Jerry Taliaferro
This exhibition is an incredible exploration of the special beauty of women of color.

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 and Jennings
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

Brazilian artist, Ernani Silva
The Good, The Bold, The Beautiful: Brazil. This exposition is art of 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, not in traditional close-up poses, but in the density of their living space.

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