African American Museum


The objective of the African American Gallery of Nassau Region is to inform as well as promote understanding and appreciation of African American society, art and also practice through education, analysis, exhibits, collections, and workshops for the enrichment of the general public; featuring a focus on Long Island.The gallery's vision is to end up being the exceptional regional source for African American historic info.


In February 1968, Professor Leroy Leonardo Ramsey set up a Black History exhibit at Nassau Neighborhood University, in celebration of Black Record Month. At February's end, the display was left in place (as a result of prominent need) and also Professor Ramsey used his personal collection of artefacts to transform the exhibit once in a while. Before long, the exhibit outgrew its space and also he developed the Black History Display Facility in an establishment front at 106-A Main Street, in Hempstead. In 1984, Nassau County purchased the structure at 110 North Franklin Road as well as Professor Ramsey's Black Past history Display Center became the African American Museum of Nassau Region as well as relocated into 110 North Franklin in 1985.

AAM is among just two African American galleries in the northeast. (The other African American Museum lies in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.) Renovation of the gallery's inside was launched by former Director/Curator, David Byer-Tyre. A work in progression, the home improvement remains to create an aesthetic ambiance for a social, academic gallery encounter.

The African Atlantic Genealogical Society, Inc. (TAAGS) came to be affiliated with the museum in 1998; making the African American Gallery distinct as the first museum to house a genealogical culture that gives workshops as well as appointments for the area. In 2005, the museum was allowed American Tradition Publication's "Heritage Honor for Conservation of African American Record as well as Culture". AAM is one of 10 museums to be so recognized.

Under management of TAAGS, considering that February 26, 2012, the museum provides programming that includes art exhibitions as well as fine art education, genealogical as well as historical research study, themed displays that concentrate on historical figures and also events, reading and also discussion workshops sponsored by the New york city State Council on the Humanities, theatrical and also musical workshops sponsored by the New York State Council on the Fine arts, as well as screening process and discussion programs. Our Saturday course routine consists of, Hands-On-Art (for youngsters as well as grownups), English as a 2nd language (ESL), and also prep lessons for the U.S. citizenship examination. AAM is a taking part institution of 2 prestigious annual art celebrations, ArtHamptons as well as ArtMarketHamptons. As an associate of the Household Study Collection we have accessibility to the millions of genealogical documents held by the Church of Latter-day Saints, in Utah. 


110 North Franklin Street, Hempstead NY 11550-3029 • Telephone: 516-572-0730
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.