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. We are located on the north side of Chicago IL.
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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. We are located on the north side of Chicago IL. 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!

Chasseurs-Volontaires de Saint-Domingue was a French regiment of colored troops (gens de couleur) that was founded on 12...
05/28/2020

Chasseurs-Volontaires de Saint-Domingue was a French regiment of colored troops (gens de couleur) that was founded on 12 March 1779 and Laurent François Lenoir, Marquis de Rouvray, commanded the regiment. In 2007, a memorial sculpture was dedicated to the Chasseurs-Volontaires de Saint-Domingue in Savannah, Georgia.

Haitian Heritage Month: Ertha Pascal-Trouillot was the provisional President of Haiti for 11 months in 1990 and 1991. Sh...
05/27/2020

Haitian Heritage Month: Ertha Pascal-Trouillot was the provisional President of Haiti for 11 months in 1990 and 1991. She was the first woman in Haitian history to hold that office.

Haitian Heritage Month: Suzanne Béliar, called Sanité Bélair, was a female Haitian Freedom fighter and revolutionary, li...
05/26/2020

Haitian Heritage Month: Suzanne Béliar, called Sanité Bélair, was a female Haitian Freedom fighter and revolutionary, lieutenant in the army of Toussaint Louverture.Sanité Bélair is considered as one of the heroes of the Haitian Revolution. In 2004, she was featured on the 10 gourd banknote of the Haitian gourde for the "Bicentennial of Haiti" Commemorative series. She was the only woman depicted in the series, and the second woman ever (after Catherine Flon) to be depicted on a Haitian banknote.

05/23/2020

Haitian Heritage Month: Marie-Jeanne Lamartiniére was a Haitian soldier. She served in the Haitian army during the Haitian Revolution, which was a successful anti-slavery and anti-colonial insurrection by self-liberated slaves against French colonial rule.

Haitian Heritage Month: Cécile Fatiman, was a Haitian vodou priestess, a mambo. She is famous for her participation in t...
05/22/2020

Haitian Heritage Month: Cécile Fatiman, was a Haitian vodou priestess, a mambo. She is famous for her participation in the vodou ceremony at Bois Caïman, which is considered to be one of the starting points of the Haitian Revolution.

Haitian history month: Catherine Flon, was a Haitian seamstress, patriot and national heroine. She is regarded as one of...
05/21/2020

Haitian history month: Catherine Flon, was a Haitian seamstress, patriot and national heroine. She is regarded as one of the symbols of the Haitian Revolution and independence. She is celebrated for sewing the first Haitian flag in 1803 and maintains an important place in Haitian memory of the Revolution to this day.

Haitian Heritage Month: François Mackandal was a Haitian Maroon leader in Haiti. Although the historical accuracy of Mac...
05/20/2020

Haitian Heritage Month: François Mackandal was a Haitian Maroon leader in Haiti. Although the historical accuracy of Mackandal's life has been debated, his significance as a leader in the fight for Haitian independence has been immortalized through Haitian currency.

Haitian Heritage Month: Dutty Boukman was an early leader of the Haitian Revolution. Born in Senegambia (present-day Sen...
05/19/2020

Haitian Heritage Month: Dutty Boukman was an early leader of the Haitian Revolution. Born in Senegambia (present-day Senegal and Gambia), he was captured, enslaved and transported to Jamaica. He eventually ended up in Haiti, where he became a leader of the Maroons and a vodou hougan (priest).

Fun fact: Boukman is a portrayed in Assassin's Creed FCBD 2016 Edition

Image courtesy of NewAfrikan77

05/18/2020

History and Theatre together on video!

In celebration of Haitian Flag Day, the Haitian American Museum of Chicago (HAMOC) presents
No True Peace: Scenes from The Before Haiti Project.

In 2019, HAMOC was awarded a CityArts grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events for the creation and development of a new play based in Haitian history. The working title of the play is The Before Haiti Project. In an effort to better appreciate the successes of the Haitian Revolution, The Before Haiti Project offers a glimpse into the lives of the inhabitants of Saint-Domingue, the French colony that had to die so that Haiti could live. No True Peace is an online storytelling resource that presents viewers with a few choice examples of the many incredible stories embedded within the history of Haiti.

Zachary Baker-Salmon is a theatre artist and volunteer at HAMOC. He has been researching the history of Saint-Domingue and Haiti since 2015.

Young Haitian American young lady, one the major donors to GivingTuesdayNow,  picked up her art piece by Joel Maxime.
05/18/2020

Young Haitian American young lady, one the major donors to GivingTuesdayNow, picked up her art piece by Joel Maxime.

05/17/2020
Haitian American Museum of Chicago-HAMOC

Tomorrow is Haitian Flag Day and the premiere of No True Peace: A Selection of scenes from The Before Haiti Project. Find the video tomorrow @ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCE-EtGr3xpH7wNlH0e1ZtXQ

Premiering Online May 18, 2020

HAMOC presents No True Peace: A Selection of Scenes from The Before Haiti Project by Zachary Baker-Salmon.

Starring Chicago actors Jarred Webb, Charlotte Mae Ellison, Thomas Wynne, Valerie Papillon, and Joe Faifer, No True Peace is a video event in celebration of Haitian Flag Day.

The video will showcase monologues and scenes from Baker-Salmon's upcoming play, working title "The Before Haiti Project." The play takes place at the end of the 18th century in Saint-Domingue, the French colony that had to die so that the nation of Haiti could live.

Mark your calendar, and tune in on May 18!

Haitian Heritage Month: Henri Christophe by Ben Salus at HAMOC.Christophe served as a revolutionary general and leader o...
05/14/2020

Haitian Heritage Month: Henri Christophe by Ben Salus at HAMOC.

Christophe served as a revolutionary general and leader of the state of Haiti (the Northern Provinces 1810). He appointed himself King of Haiti. His system of forced labor became increasingly unpopular which ultimately led to his suicide in 1820.

One of our heritage from our ancestors. Delicious haitian food. Culinary art activities during COVID 19.
05/12/2020

One of our heritage from our ancestors. Delicious haitian food. Culinary art activities during COVID 19.

Haitian Heritage Month: Alexandre Pétion served as a revolutionary general and was the first president of the Republic o...
05/12/2020

Haitian Heritage Month: Alexandre Pétion served as a revolutionary general and was the first president of the Republic of Haiti, located in the Southern Provinces. The paper under his hand represents the democratic constitution he established, which saw the redistribution of wealth and resources to the newly freed Haiti peasants living in the Republic.

05/11/2020
Haitian American Museum of Chicago-HAMOC

Don't forget to mark your calendars for May 18th, Haitian Flag Day! We are promoting a special video on the museum's YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCE-EtGr3xpH7wNlH0e1ZtXQ) Subscribe to us to keep updated on the event.

Premiering Online May 18, 2020

HAMOC presents No True Peace: A Selection of Scenes from The Before Haiti Project by Zachary Baker-Salmon.

Starring Chicago actors Jarred Webb, Charlotte Mae Ellison, Thomas Wynne, Valerie Papillon, and Joe Faifer, No True Peace is a video event in celebration of Haitian Flag Day.

The video will showcase monologues and scenes from Baker-Salmon's upcoming play, working title "The Before Haiti Project." The play takes place at the end of the 18th century in Saint-Domingue, the French colony that had to die so that the nation of Haiti could live.

Mark your calendar, and tune in on May 18!

05/11/2020

Kreyol Haitian Flag Day Promo Video

Haitian Heritage Month: Portrait of Jean-Jacques Dessalines by Ben Salus at HAMOC Jean-Jacques Dessalines was the first ...
05/10/2020

Haitian Heritage Month: Portrait of Jean-Jacques Dessalines by Ben Salus at HAMOC

Jean-Jacques Dessalines was the first ruler of independent Haiti. Behind him is the revolutionary flag which was made (according to legend) when he ripped the white out of the French flag and had the red and blue sewn together to represent Haiti's hard fought independence.

Haitian Heritage Month: Toussaint Louverture, by Ben Salus at HAMOC.Louverture was the leader of the Haitian Revolution....
05/09/2020

Haitian Heritage Month: Toussaint Louverture, by Ben Salus at HAMOC.

Louverture was the leader of the Haitian Revolution. Here he holds the constitution he drafter in 1800 that declared defacto autonomy from France and guaranteed an end to slavery. In response Napoleon Bonaparte sent an army to subdue Louverture, who fought back until a betrayal led to his capture and exile to France.

05/07/2020

Premiering Online May 18, 2020

HAMOC presents No True Peace: A Selection of Scenes from The Before Haiti Project by Zachary Baker-Salmon.

Starring Chicago actors Jarred Webb, Charlotte Mae Ellison, Thomas Wynne, Valerie Papillon, and Joe Faifer, No True Peace is a video event in celebration of Haitian Flag Day.

The video will showcase monologues and scenes from Baker-Salmon's upcoming play, working title "The Before Haiti Project." The play takes place at the end of the 18th century in Saint-Domingue, the French colony that had to die so that the nation of Haiti could live.

Mark your calendar, and tune in on May 18!

05/06/2020

Thanks to everyone who donated to HAMOC on Giving Tuesday! With your support we were able to reach our goal!

05/05/2020

Giving Tuesday is not over! We have reached our goal thanks to some generous donations ☺️ There's still time to give whatever amount you can. Thanks to those who've already given, HAMOC appreciates it. We are going to fund some great projects with your help.

Giving Tuesday is here! Paintings are still available on a first come, first serve basis. Also, your donation to HAMOC i...
05/05/2020

Giving Tuesday is here! Paintings are still available on a first come, first serve basis. Also, your donation to HAMOC is considered tax deductible.

https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/haitan-american-museum-of-chicago-relief-fund?fbclid=IwAR0alX6ZXzfmB0zI4sUEIGAqdiEs3z8oUM6ktxWm9n6qfj6uGXfVsUA-bPc

First come, first serve. Limited amount of art pieces for donations!

Support Haitian artist on this GivingTuesday Now. 5/5/2020. Please follow the link below, donate and you'll receive a beautiful art piece like the one in the picture.
$100 you'll get a small piece 6"×18"
$200 you'll get a medium size 3ft x 1ft
$300 you'll get a larger piece 6ft x 3ft

https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/haitan-american-museum-of-chicago-relief-fund

#art #artsupporter #supporter #collectors #collecting #museum #artcollector #haitiartsociety #haitianamerican #givingtuesday #haitianart #haitianartcollector

Coffee break update! We're nearly there! Help HAMOC with the last stretch of our goal. https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en...
05/05/2020

Coffee break update! We're nearly there! Help HAMOC with the last stretch of our goal.

https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/haitan-american-museum-of-chicago-relief-fund?fbclid=IwAR1aEkeXN6E_EOJqe3YVU_q7yL_JisVAfUXm-_SBluvaDxnlSxSLtsxIWX4

First come, first serve. Limited amount of art pieces for donations! A portion goes to support the artist and some to support the museum.
$100 you'll get a small piece 6"×18"
$200 you'll get a medium size 3ft x 1ft
$300 you'll get a larger piece 6ft x 3ft

One day until Giving Tuesday, please help us reach our goal! Support Haitian artists and local museums. First come, firs...
05/04/2020

One day until Giving Tuesday, please help us reach our goal! Support Haitian artists and local museums.

First come, first serve. Limited amount of art pieces for donations! A portion goes to support the artist and some to support the museum.
$100 you'll get a small piece 6"×18"
$200 you'll get a medium size 3ft x 1ft
$300 you'll get a larger piece 6ft x 3ft

https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/haitan-american-museum-of-chicago-relief-fund?fbclid=IwAR12CeEnAlvdbL2jaxB04h1iKvlcqIo6mvRW38YDmkPdjBWHW-8xXxWzmy0

Haitian Heritage Month: La Citadelle, fortress built under Henry Christophe in preparation to fight against France. Dona...
05/03/2020

Haitian Heritage Month: La Citadelle, fortress built under Henry Christophe in preparation to fight against France. Donated to HAMOC's permanent collection by Harry Douche.

Haitian Heritage Month: Simon Bolivar (left), South American liberator and Alexandre Petion, President of Haiti. Petion ...
05/02/2020

Haitian Heritage Month: Simon Bolivar (left), South American liberator and Alexandre Petion, President of Haiti. Petion helped Bolivar to liberate South America.

Painting from HAMOC

Address

4654 N Racine Ave
Chicago, IL
60640

General information

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!

Opening Hours

Tuesday 12:00 - 18:00
Thursday 12:00 - 18:00
Friday 12:00 - 18:00
Sunday 11:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(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.