The Museum of African American History is dedicated to preserving, conserving and accurately interpreting the contributions of African Americans in New England from the colonial period through the 19th century.












Events @ MAAH






Boston (BOS) | Nantucket (NAN)





Race in the Public Dialogue

Thurs | November 16, 2017

BOS | African Meeting House


Last November, the Museum of African American History hosted Joy Reid and Jelani Cobb for a conversation about race in the public dialogue. This was the first in a series the Museum will continue.  Check out the video of the entire dialogue here




Annual Spriggs Lecture on Nantucket

Thurs | August 2, 2018 | 4:00pm

NAN | African Meeting House


Join us for our annual Spriggs Lecture on Nantucket at the African Meeting House (29 York St., Five Corners, Nantucket, MA 02554) hear author, historian, and speaker Skip Finley discuss black whaling captains in anticipation of his new book on the same subject.

This event is part of our "Race in the Public Dialogue" series

Admission by donation



                                Register here


MAAH Stone Book Award

Thurs | September 13, 2018 | 5:30pm

BOS| African Meeting House



Join us for an evening of celebration and stimulating conversation as we present the first MAAH Stone Book Award, sponsored by the Museum of African American History Boston and Nantucket and the James M. and Cathleen D. Stone Foundation. The MAAH Stone Book Award honors the authors of exceptional non-fiction literature that  celebrates African American history and culture. The award includes a $25,000 prize. Pre-Award Reception start at 5:00pm; Award ceremony starts at 6:30pm.

Event is free. Seating is limited.

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