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)

Please Note:

The Museum of African American History will close at 2:00pm on Wednesday, November 22 and will be CLOSED all day on Thursday, November 23 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.





Left to Right: James Stone, Jaqui Budd, Wayne Budd, Bennie Wiley, Kathy Chenault

Nantucket Holiday Stroll

Fri. | December 1| 6:30pm

NAN | African Meeting House


Kick-off the 44th Annual Nantucket Christmas Stroll Weekend with MAAH Holiday Music. The Museum continues its participation in this local holiday tradition and invites island locals and weekend strollers to enjoy festive music inside Nantucket’s historic African Meeting House.


The evening’s lineup includes music from our favorite local jazz band (Jason Sullivan, Nigel Goss, ECliff Graves, Aidan Sherry, and Anthony Keys), piano solos (Nora Sullivan, William Stokes, III and Quintess Stokes-Scarlett) and classic holiday tunes (Brian Steele, Taylor Haag, and Michael and Charity-Grace Mofsen). You do not want to miss this joyous event, so bring your family and friends to hear (and sing along to) holiday melodies as this magical season begins!


Donations Welcome


Race in the Public Dialogue

Thurs | November 16, 2017|

BOS | African Meeting House


This 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

Living Legends Awards Gala

Sun. | December 3 | 5:00pm

BOS | The Four Seasons Hotel


Join us for our annual Living Legends Awards Gala this December! 

The Museum of African American History's annual gala commemorates the legacy of champions such as Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, and Maria Stewart by honoring contemporary heroes who have followed in their footsteps through the pursuit of equality, education, and justice for all Americans. 


More information to follow!



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