African American Museum of Nassau County Website
A CENTERPIECE OF AFRICAN AMERICAN history and culture on Long Island since 1970, this museum, centrally located in Hempstead, offers a rotating series of exhibits showcasing local and national African-American artists.
The museum also holds numerous community-based events, including celebrations of Black History Month and the lives of historical figures such as Martin Luther King, Jr., and Malcolm X, along with educational programs.
In addition, the museum houses the African Atlantic Genealogy Society, Inc., which provides workshops and individual research instruction into family genealogy, as well as the E-Learning Program, providing instruction for visitors of all ages in how to conduct research.
The African American Museum was granted the 2005 Museum Preservation Award by American Legacy magazine, one of only 10 museums to be honored for work done to preserve African-American history and culture.