Haitian American Museum of Chicago-HAMOC

Haitian American Museum of Chicago-HAMOC This is the first Haitian American Museum Located in the Midwest. We are a non-profit organization that has began drawing the attention of locals and artist.
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We are located on the north side of Chicago IL. PROMOTE HAITIAN ART, CULTURE AND HISTORY

We are located on the north side of Chicago IL. PROMOTE HAITIAN ART, CULTURE AND HISTORY

Operating as usual

THANK YOU for following the Haitian American Museum of Chicago (HAMOC) on Facebook! To show our appreciation, take 10% O...
05/07/2021

THANK YOU for following the Haitian American Museum of Chicago (HAMOC) on Facebook! To show our appreciation, take 10% OFF a yearly museum membership with code: SOUTNI (which is Kreyol for "support) at checkout This offer is ONLY on Facebook! Redeem your membership today at: https://app.mobilecause.com/form/j-y3SA?vid=fhkjq

Can you help us get to 150 members?!

THANK YOU for following the Haitian American Museum of Chicago (HAMOC) on Facebook! To show our appreciation, take 10% OFF a yearly museum membership with code: SOUTNI (which is Kreyol for "support) at checkout This offer is ONLY on Facebook! Redeem your membership today at: https://app.mobilecause.com/form/j-y3SA?vid=fhkjq

Can you help us get to 150 members?!

‼️NEW EVENTS ADDED‼️ To continue our Haitian Heritage Month Celebration we have added TWO FREE events for you to join us...
05/06/2021

‼️NEW EVENTS ADDED‼️ To continue our Haitian Heritage Month Celebration we have added TWO FREE events for you to join us at!
1. Come hear about the life and legacy of Nicole Smith. Bring your stories to share! Proudly funded by a grant from @ilhumanities , ASL accessible
2. See a virtual tour of HAMOC! In collaboration with our friends at @pbclibrary Q&A to follow.
We hope to see you there! All registration links in bio! 🇭🇹

05/04/2021

Did you know that the Founder of Chicago was a Haitian man named Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable? Now you do! Hear from HAMOC Executive Director Carlos in this quick history lesson on the incredible man. Check back for more on HAMOC’s collection this month as we celebrate Haitian art, culture and history!

Looking for some Haitian goodies? NOW IS YOUR CHANCE! During Haitian Heritage Month (May 1 - 31) become a recurring dono...
05/01/2021

Looking for some Haitian goodies? NOW IS YOUR CHANCE! During Haitian Heritage Month (May 1 - 31) become a recurring donor to the museum and have a chance to go home with some fun Haitian items (21+ for the Rum - can be substituted). Help support the museum year round and uplift Haitian art, culture and history. Raffle registration link in bio! Contact us at [email protected] with any questions. Mesi!

To kick off HAMOC’s Haitian Heritage Month Celebration, HAMOC Educator and Grant Writer Ben Henderson will be giving a l...
05/01/2021

To kick off HAMOC’s Haitian Heritage Month Celebration, HAMOC Educator and Grant Writer Ben Henderson will be giving a lecture presentation on the Haitian Revolution. This will be a great opportunity to learn the rich history of Haiti becoming the FIRST Black Nation in the world! Join us for this FREE event hosted over Zoom. Registration link in bio!

To kick off HAMOC’s Haitian Heritage Month Celebration, HAMOC Educator and Grant Writer Ben Henderson will be giving a lecture presentation on the Haitian Revolution. This will be a great opportunity to learn the rich history of Haiti becoming the FIRST Black Nation in the world! Join us for this FREE event hosted over Zoom. Registration link in bio!

05/01/2021

HAPPY HAITIAN HERITAGE MONTH!!!!🇭🇹🇭🇹🇭🇹🇭🇹🇭🇹🇭🇹🇭🇹🇭🇹🇭🇹🇭🇹🇭🇹 HAMOC is truly grateful everyday to be the epicenter of Haitian art, culture and history in Chicago and throughout the Midwest. The Haitian community is strong, resilient and powerful. The museum is PROUD to represent such amazing people and a beautiful country. Here is to all Haitians around the world! 🇭🇹🇭🇹🇭🇹🇭🇹🇭🇹🇭🇹🇭🇹🇭🇹🇭🇹🇭🇹🇭🇹

May is Haitian Heritage Month and this year HAMOC is celebrating with a full line up of programs, lectures, new exhibit ...
04/30/2021

May is Haitian Heritage Month and this year HAMOC is celebrating with a full line up of programs, lectures, new exhibit AND raffle. Check out all of these fun events! More details being released tomorrow! Stay tuned!

Education is at the core of the museum’s mission. Every year HAMOC and students from Truman College’s Art Department, he...
04/27/2021
TRUMAN STUDENT ART SHOW HAMOC SP21

Education is at the core of the museum’s mission. Every year HAMOC and students from Truman College’s Art Department, headed by Stephanie Roberts, collaborate on an exhibition that highlights the students work and dedication. We are proud to keep this tradition alive!

See below for a video of the students work. Make sure to check out the full exhibition on our online exhibition page here: https://hamoc.libraryhost.com/exhibits/show/truman-college-student-art/about

Virtual Art Show of Work by Truman College Students, hosted by the Haitian American Museum of Art, April 2021

(swipe for a sneak peek! ➡️) ‼️NOW LIVE ON OUR WEBSITE‼️ Check out our newest virtual exhibition featuring pieces from @...
04/23/2021

(swipe for a sneak peek! ➡️) ‼️NOW LIVE ON OUR WEBSITE‼️ Check out our newest virtual exhibition featuring pieces from @truman.college Art Students. Every year HAMOC hosts a Truman College student exhibit, we are so excited to continue this collaboration! PLUS, come celebrate the students at the virtual opening reception, happening Tuesday, April 27 from 12pm - 1pm Central. All links (to the exhibit and reception) in bio!

A huge S/O to these students and all students who made it through a crazy school year!

ONLY THREE MORE DAYS to purchase your HAMOC apparel! This limited-edition run is only available until Friday! Make sure ...
04/21/2021

ONLY THREE MORE DAYS to purchase your HAMOC apparel! This limited-edition run is only available until Friday! Make sure to get yours before they are gone! Plus, a percentage of your total purchase supports the museum. What is better than that? Get yours now here: https://haitianamericanmuseum.itemorder.com/sale

04/14/2021

⭐️All registration links in bio!⭐️ We hope to see you at our April events! And stay tuned for the announcement of our Haitian Heritage Month Celebration, happening throughout the month of May!

‼️APRIL EVENTS ARE HERE‼️Get ready for a fantastic line up of HAMOC events to finish the month strong! All events are FR...
04/14/2021

‼️APRIL EVENTS ARE HERE‼️Get ready for a fantastic line up of HAMOC events to finish the month strong! All events are FREE and open to the public! Registration links in bio! You don’t want to miss these conversations! Email us with any questions at [email protected] . Hope to see you soon!

Have you heard? HAMOC President Elsie Hector Hernandez AND Executive Director Carlos Bossard will be a part of the @chic...
04/07/2021

Have you heard? HAMOC President Elsie Hector Hernandez AND Executive Director Carlos Bossard will be a part of the @chicagocultural ‘s annual professional development conference, Activating Heritage! The museum is proud to be a Core Member of the CCA and excited to share the impact of HAMOC to the community. Check out their page for registration details!

04/06/2021

WE ARE BACK! The HAMOC team is refreshed and ready to continue uplifting Haitian history, culture and art. Thank you all for the continued support of the museum!

Thank you everyone for the continued support of HAMOC. These first few months have been phenomenal! The team will be tak...
03/28/2021

Thank you everyone for the continued support of HAMOC. These first few months have been phenomenal! The team will be taking this week off to refresh and relax. But don’t worry! The museum has so much in store for the rest of the year! HAMOC will reopen on Tuesday, April 6 during regular business hours. See you soon! 🇭🇹

Thank you everyone for the continued support of HAMOC. These first few months have been phenomenal! The team will be taking this week off to refresh and relax. But don’t worry! The museum has so much in store for the rest of the year! HAMOC will reopen on Tuesday, April 6 during regular business hours. See you soon! 🇭🇹

This past week HAMOC Executive Director Carlos gave the first in-person group tour safely at the museum since reopening!...
03/26/2021

This past week HAMOC Executive Director Carlos gave the first in-person group tour safely at the museum since reopening! The group was made up of students and church members of @uvchurch led by the incredible Mr. Mike King & Prof. Rebecca Burwell. It was a great time sharing and celebrating Haitian history, culture and art! 🇭🇹 PLUS we had a SPECIAL guest join us at the museum (swipe ➡️)

📸: Mike King

Community is at the core of the museum’s mission. HAMOC’s newest community member and friend @edrissalexis stopped by th...
03/18/2021

Community is at the core of the museum’s mission. HAMOC’s newest community member and friend @edrissalexis stopped by the museum for a visit. He previously called the museum wanting to get involved in any way he could. It is wonderful people like Mr. Alexis that truly uplift HAMOC and Haiti. We are grateful for his kindness and generosity! Here he is pictured in front of the museum with the Haitian flag! 🇭🇹🇭🇹🇭🇹

Community is at the core of the museum’s mission. HAMOC’s newest community member and friend @edrissalexis stopped by the museum for a visit. He previously called the museum wanting to get involved in any way he could. It is wonderful people like Mr. Alexis that truly uplift HAMOC and Haiti. We are grateful for his kindness and generosity! Here he is pictured in front of the museum with the Haitian flag! 🇭🇹🇭🇹🇭🇹

03/15/2021

HAMOC Apparel is NOW AVAILABLE! Shop our LIMITED-EDITION tshirts, long sleeves, crew necks, hoodies and bags here -> https://haitianamericanmuseum.itemorder.com/sale
A portion of all sales goes directly to the museum!

Once they are gone, they’re gone! Don’t miss out! Order yours now!

Happy shopping!

‼️Happening SUNDAY, 3/21 @2pm - 3pm (Central)‼️ FREE EVENT! LINK IN BIO‼️ Join Dr. Cranston Knight in his monthly lectur...
03/14/2021

‼️Happening SUNDAY, 3/21 @2pm - 3pm (Central)‼️ FREE EVENT! LINK IN BIO‼️ Join Dr. Cranston Knight in his monthly lecture series in celebrating the women of the Haitian Revolution! Help us uplift the fearless individuals that shaped Haiti 🇭🇹 This lecture centers around three of the most famous women who participated in the Revolution: Marie-Jeanne Lamartiniére, Sanité Belair, and Adbaraya Toya.

🇭🇹IT IS TIME!!!! HAMOC APPAREL IS NOW AVAILABLE!!! SHOP HERE -> https://haitianamericanmuseum.itemorder.com/sale  🇭🇹This...
03/12/2021

🇭🇹IT IS TIME!!!! HAMOC APPAREL IS NOW AVAILABLE!!! SHOP HERE -> https://haitianamericanmuseum.itemorder.com/sale 🇭🇹This has been a project in works for some time now and we are so EXCITED to make it come to life! Every purchase helps HAMOC by giving back a percentage of the total sales. PLUS the artwork on the shirt was pulled from a painting created by HAMOC Artist in Residence @jeanyveshector ! A huge thank you to @waterloocenterforthearts and @shirtshackinc for helping us see this project through! Now go shop! Please contact us with any questions!

THANK YOU @ifmoonlightcouldtalk (Claudia) & @rey_anen_bluesun (James) for being our FIRST guests back at the museum afte...
03/09/2021

THANK YOU @ifmoonlightcouldtalk (Claudia) & @rey_anen_bluesun (James) for being our FIRST guests back at the museum after reopening. It was truly a delight. We are so happy you loved @alexandra.antoine ‘s collages and @mario.lamothe ‘s altar. Thank you for sharing your own personal connections to the work! It means a lot that you both took the time to explore the exhibit, leave a note and give us feedback. We hope to see you again soon!

03/07/2021

WE ARE OPEN! Thank you to all of our donors, supporters, and community memebers for helping make this moment so special! We are so excited to be safely reopened to the public! Come visit us! We are open:
Sunday: 12pm - 6pm
Tuesday: 12pm - 6pm
Thursday: 12pm - 6pm
Friday: 12pm - 6pm
Have a group wanting to visit? No worries! Call ahead to schedule a private viewing of the museum.
General admission is only $5!
We can’t wait to see you! 🇭🇹

TODAY IS THE DAY! The museum is officially opening to the public tonight with the much anticipated new exhibit Assotto’s...
03/05/2021

TODAY IS THE DAY! The museum is officially opening to the public tonight with the much anticipated new exhibit Assotto’s Child at the Altar featuring @alexandra.antoine & @mario.lamothe !! Join us from 4pm - 5:30pm as we celebrate!
**All CDC and public health guidelines will be followed, bring your masks! Also, we have an overflow room around the corner to help with social distancing in the museum!**
We cannot wait to see you!

(swipe for sneak peek! ➡️) HAMOC is ready for you! We are committed to a clean and safe museum for all to enjoy. In prep...
03/04/2021

(swipe for sneak peek! ➡️)
HAMOC is ready for you! We are committed to a clean and safe museum for all to enjoy. In preparation for tomorrow’s reopening AND new exhibit opening we are making sure to put our best and fresh face forward! (now who wants to help us paint?)

Join us tomorrow 3/5 from 4pm - 5:30 pm as we open Assotto’s Child at the Altar, featuring the incredible @alexandra.antoine and @mario.lamothe ! See you then!

Today in downtown Chicago the bust of Jean Baptiste Point DuSable is decorated. Tomorrow, March 4, is the birthday of th...
03/03/2021

Today in downtown Chicago the bust of Jean Baptiste Point DuSable is decorated. Tomorrow, March 4, is the birthday of the City of Chicago. EVERYDAY we recognize DuSable as the Haitian founder of this great city!

Today in downtown Chicago the bust of Jean Baptiste Point DuSable is decorated. Tomorrow, March 4, is the birthday of the City of Chicago. EVERYDAY we recognize DuSable as the Haitian founder of this great city!

‼️HAMOC IS REOPENING‼️ & to celebrate we are safely opening our newest in person exhibition Assotto’s Child at the Altar...
03/03/2021

‼️HAMOC IS REOPENING‼️ & to celebrate we are safely opening our newest in person exhibition Assotto’s Child at the Altar featuring the talented @mario.lamothe and @alexandra.antoine ! Join us this Friday, March 5 from 4-5:30pm!

HAMOC continues to monitor and follow all CDC guidelines. When visiting the space you can expect:
- Wearing face coverings over the mouth and nose at all times
- Only 5 persons in the museum at a time
- Contact tracing questionnaire done at door
- Social distancing
- Hand sanitizer throughout the museum
- Sanitized high-touch points

SEE YOU ON FRIDAY!

Something BIG is happening this week at HAMOC...
03/01/2021

Something BIG is happening this week at HAMOC...

Something BIG is happening this week at HAMOC...

HAMOC Executive Director Carlos did an interview with IRPINO Real Estate today! It is so important to HAMOC to support l...
02/24/2021

HAMOC Executive Director Carlos did an interview with IRPINO Real Estate today! It is so important to HAMOC to support local Uptown and Chicago businesses! Stay tuned for the full interview!

HAMOC Executive Director Carlos did an interview with IRPINO Real Estate today! It is so important to HAMOC to support local Uptown and Chicago businesses! Stay tuned for the full interview!

It is that time again! Thank you to the Waterloo Center for the Arts for an amazing exhibition Timoun Ayiti/Children of ...
02/23/2021

It is that time again! Thank you to the Waterloo Center for the Arts for an amazing exhibition Timoun Ayiti/Children of Haiti. We are so grateful to have hosted such a powerful show! What’s next you ask? Stay tuned! Trust us, you don’t want to miss what HAMOC has in store next!

Have you ever wondered about conducting Oral Histories? Do you want to be a part of a LIVE oral history interview?! JOIN...
02/18/2021

Have you ever wondered about conducting Oral Histories? Do you want to be a part of a LIVE oral history interview?! JOIN US for our FREE event happening TOMORROW 2/19 from 6pm - 7pm Central featuring Dr. Courtney Joseph! Learn about the Haitian oral history collection she donated to HAMOC, get a sneak peek of her new book AND be a part of a LIVE practice interview!

Register here -> https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-power-of-oral-histories-remembering-and-recording-everyday-voices-tickets-141064027303

Have you ever wondered about conducting Oral Histories? Do you want to be a part of a LIVE oral history interview?! JOIN US for our FREE event happening TOMORROW 2/19 from 6pm - 7pm Central featuring Dr. Courtney Joseph! Learn about the Haitian oral history collection she donated to HAMOC, get a sneak peek of her new book AND be a part of a LIVE practice interview!

Register here -> https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-power-of-oral-histories-remembering-and-recording-everyday-voices-tickets-141064027303

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4654 N Racine Ave
Chicago, IL
60640

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Becoming a member is easy. A yearly fee of $30.00 will give you free entry to special events, a free HAMOC t-shirt, and an annual calendar of events. Come visit HAMOC and receive the flyer with more information!

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Tuesday 12:00 - 18:00
Thursday 12:00 - 18:00
Friday 12:00 - 18:00
Sunday 12:00 - 18:00

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(773) 213-1869

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First-ever "Haitian-Cuban Blues Photo Exhibit" opens Aug. 4. It runs until Sept. 28. More than a dozen framed pictures of Chicago blues musicians with Haitian-Cuban "changui" counterparts will be on display from historic cities like Baracoa, Guantanamo, Santiago de Cuba, Havana and New Orleans. Our free event is sponsored by Columbia College's Center for Black Music Research and Haitian American Museum of Chicago, 4654 N. Racine, Sat., Aug. 4, 6 p.m to 8 p.m. We're serving wine, cheese and "changui" (blues). Please join us.
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Thanks for the great experience today teaching these kids about their birth country.