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.












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Jazz Before Sunset

Sat. | May-October | 5:00pm

NAN | African Meeting House


The Museum reignites the MAAH Music concert series for the upcoming season, once again featuring live performances in the historic African Meeting House that continue the tradition of showcasing musical talent from around the region.


Hosted by Kathy and Neville Richen, Jazz Before Sunset returns with four popular musicians -- Neil Goss (paino/bass), ECliff Graves (drums), Aiden Sherry (guitar) and Jason Sullivan (guitar) taking the stage. Please join us and bring friends and family to enjoy a delightful evening with this spirited jazz quartet. The series continues on the last Saturday of every month through October.


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Common Boston Festival

Sat. | June 3, 2017 | 10:00am

BOS | African Meeting House


During the weekend of June 3–4, the BSA Foundation presents the 2017 Common Boston festival of architecture and design. This open-house architecture and design festival will unlock the doors to dozens of Boston’s architecturally, culturally, and historically significant sites, encouraging residents and tourists to consider why design matters, while tapping into unique stories that illuminate our vibrant communities. Share your favorite spots with #CB17! Find out more about the festival at The Museum of African American History is one of more than 50 site partners supporting the festival.


Stop by June 3rd for FREE admission to our Picturing Frederick Douglass exhibit!



#Resistance #Resilience

Thurs. | June 8, 2017 | 6:00pm

BOS | African Meeting House


Inspired in part by the heroism, resistance, and resilience of abolitionist Lewis Hayden as well as the powerful stories to be found on Boston’s Black Heritage Trail, #RESISTANCE #RESILIENCE is about empowerment during tough times.


6:00PM - Tour meets at Lewis Hayden House

6:30PM - Pre-Reception with at the Abiel Smith Schoolhouse

7:00PM - Performance


Lewis Hayden House: 66 Phillips St, Boston, MA 02114


Tickets: $10 /$5 MAAH Members


This program is made possible with support from the National Parks of Boston "Art on the Trails to Freedom" initiative, the National Park Service Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program, and the New England Foundation for the Arts.


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