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)

Featured Programs (scroll down for DAILY CALENDAR)

Black Heritage Trail®

Ranger-Guided Walking Tours

Spring/Summer 2017

BOS | Shaw/54th Regiment Memorial

Free | Schedule to be Announced


Meet your interpretive ranger from the National Park Service Boston African American National Historic Site for a walking tour through Boston’s free African American community of the 19th century. Its residents and visitors led the nation in the movement to end slavery and to achieve equal rights. Tours only available on request during off seasons. Admission by donation. <more>

Day of Service In Tribute to

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Mon. | January 16, 2017 | 1pm

BOS | Faneuil Hall

Free | Open to the public


Join Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Emerson College President Dr. Lee Pelton, the Museum, and Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras for the city's annual tribute to Dr. King. Keynote Dr. Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, noted black history scholar, and distinguished leaders will evoke the power and the promise of the civil rights hero. Conductor Marta Zarud will lead BYSO student musicians in a moving array of classical music, spirituals, and freedom songs. The day's festivities culminate with the traditional audience sing-a-long. <more>

Celebrating the Life & Legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Mon. | January 16, 2016 | 12pm

NAN | Summer Street Church

Free | Open to the public


Hosted by the Museum of African American History and the Nantucket Interfaith Council, this program annually features representatives of the island's diverse communities reading the words of Dr. King, special performances, interactive presentations of African American hymns, and audience sing-a-long. MAAH's own Charity-Grace Lambert, Nantucket Site Manager, is among the music artists featured. She will be performing with her ensemble. <email for more>

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