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

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

Mark your calendars!!! Our Black History Month events continue with another lecture by Dr. Cranston Knight on Sunday, Fe...
02/16/2021

Mark your calendars!!! Our Black History Month events continue with another lecture by Dr. Cranston Knight on Sunday, Feb 21 from 2pm - 3pm Central. Join us for a conversation on the geopolitical implications of the Rwandan Genocide, a perspective of this major event that does not get discussed often.

This is a FREE event! Register here -> https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rwandan-genocide-tickets-141065571923

Happy Valentines Day! Come show some love to HAMOC by registering for our upcoming program “The Power of Oral Histories:...
02/14/2021

Happy Valentines Day! Come show some love to HAMOC by registering for our upcoming program “The Power of Oral Histories: Remebering and Recording Everyday Voices” happening THIS FRIDAY!

This is a FREE event and American Sign Language (ASL) accessible. Also, a huge shout out to Illinois Humanities for the generous support to make this program possible.

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

Have you seen our newest virtual exhibition yet?!
02/08/2021
Assotto's Child at the Altar · Assotto’s Child at the Altar · HAMOC

Have you seen our newest virtual exhibition yet?!

Assotto's Child at the Altar i want to break new ground & mold a brand new community of black [queers] standing up once & for all in realization, validation & celebration of ourselves / a brand new community of black [queers] aspiring to the visions we have for ourselves / a brand new community of b...

Our first Black History Month event is in collaboration with the University of Arkansas Fort Smith Diversity, Equity and...
02/04/2021

Our first Black History Month event is in collaboration with the University of Arkansas Fort Smith Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Programming Committee and featuring HAMOC's very own Board Member Dr. Karen Richman!

Dr. Richman has done extensive research on Haitian religion and immigration throughout the years, is a Doctor of Philosophy in Anthropology and currently the Director of Undergraduate Studies at the University of Notre Dame.

Join us in kicking off our Black History Month programs! This is a FREE event, register here -> https://uafs-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwrd--grT4tE9C1gfI55NCsfpRHBoJrfqKt Once registered, you will get a confirmation email with the Zoom link.

HAMOC has FOUR lectures this month featuring some extremely important topics that run throughout the Black Diaspora. We ...
02/03/2021

HAMOC has FOUR lectures this month featuring some extremely important topics that run throughout the Black Diaspora. We invite you to join us for these FREE community programs as we celebrate the intersectionalities that Black History Month highlights and uplifts. Keep a look out for registration links as the programs get closer. SAVE THE DATES! We hope to see you there!

Want to help the museum continue to bring critical and educational lectures, programs, events and exhibitions to the community? Make a donation here -> https://app.mobilecause.com/form/n0N16Q?vid=fhe0w

Mesi anpil!

"Assotto’s Child at the Altar is a traveling installation exploring the life and legacy of Haitian-American queer perfor...
02/02/2021

"Assotto’s Child at the Altar is a traveling installation exploring the life and legacy of Haitian-American queer performance artist Assotto Saint. Born Yves François Lubin (1957-1994) in Les Cayes, Haiti, the artist and LGBTQ activist changed his name to Assotto Saint, claiming the performative, spiritual, and political by combining the Vodou ceremonial drum, tambou assôto, with the name of the 19th-century Haitian Revolutionary Toussaint Louverture."

Head over to our online exhibition page to see more of "Assotto's Child at the Alter" , NOW LIVE! -> https://hamoc.libraryhost.com/exhibits/show/assotto/about Make sure to mark you calendars for March 5, 2021 when the exhibition is tentatively set to open for the public at HAMOC!

Happy Black History Month! The Haitian American Museum of Chicago (HAMOC) is excited to celebrate this month with the co...
02/01/2021

Happy Black History Month!

The Haitian American Museum of Chicago (HAMOC) is excited to celebrate this month with the community. We will be announcing a whole line up of guest speakers and lectures later this week!

To start off the month, we are proud to present the virtual opening of our newest exhibition “Assotto’s Child at the Alter” featuring Haitian-American artists Mario Lamothe & Alexandra Antoine! Our tentative in-person opening at HAMOC is Friday, March 5. Stay tuned for details.

In the meantime, please visit the exhibition here: https://hamoc.libraryhost.com/exhibits/show/assotto/about !!! We are SO EXCITED to continue to bring powerful exhibits to our community. Enjoy!

Facebook ruins the quality of the image, BUT the museum continues to do the highest quality work! Here’s to a new year f...
01/28/2021

Facebook ruins the quality of the image, BUT the museum continues to do the highest quality work!

Here’s to a new year full of great programming, events and community engagement. Thank you all for your continued support!

Is leaning a new language on your 2021 goal list? Look no further! Come join us and learn Kreyol in our virtual Kreyol L...
01/26/2021

Is leaning a new language on your 2021 goal list? Look no further! Come join us and learn Kreyol in our virtual Kreyol Language Class. Classes start NEXT TUESDAY, FEB 2! Email us to register or with questions at [email protected] . 🇭🇹

Have you registered for our upcoming lecture with Anthropologist Dr. Edward Davis?Join us on Saturday, Jan 30, 2pm - 3pm...
01/22/2021
The Power of Maroon Epistemologies

Have you registered for our upcoming lecture with Anthropologist Dr. Edward Davis?

Join us on Saturday, Jan 30, 2pm - 3pm CST for the conversation "The Power of Maroon Epistemologies" THIS IS A FREE EVENT! (with a $10 suggested donation)

Register here -> https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-power-of-maroon-epistemologies-tickets-135923830837

Join Anthropologist Dr. Edward Davis for his lecture via Zoom presented by the Haitian American Museum of Chicago (HAMOC).

WE WANT YOU!The museum is growing fast and we need some additional help! If you are looking for a creative outlet workin...
01/21/2021

WE WANT YOU!

The museum is growing fast and we need some additional help! If you are looking for a creative outlet working with a small, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) nonprofit museum, this position could be for you!

This is a volunteer position that is meant to help YOU strengthen your skills while being a part of a meaningful, passionate and fun environment.

Interested? Send a resume and letter of interest to [email protected] . Or comment below, we will get in touch!

Are you ready to learn Kreyol?! Our next classes start the first week of February! Whether you are a beginner or returni...
01/19/2021

Are you ready to learn Kreyol?! Our next classes start the first week of February! Whether you are a beginner or returning student, we have a class for you! Comment below or contact us at [email protected] to register!

Something very BIG and very SPECIAL is happening at HAMOC! We can't give away too many details yet, but stay tuned to he...
01/14/2021

Something very BIG and very SPECIAL is happening at HAMOC! We can't give away too many details yet, but stay tuned to hear more about what is in these boxes, where they are going and how YOU can make an IMPACT!

Ready to learn a new language in 2021?! You're in luck! We are NOW ENROLLING students to our upcoming Kreyol Language cl...
01/12/2021

Ready to learn a new language in 2021?! You're in luck! We are NOW ENROLLING students to our upcoming Kreyol Language class starting in the first week of February (details to follow). Whether you are just starting or returning back, we have a class for everyone! Contact us at [email protected] to reserve your spot or with questions!

We have TWO great FREE events coming up this month!Jan 17, 2pm - 3pm CST: Lecture with Historian Dr. Cranston Knight "A ...
01/07/2021

We have TWO great FREE events coming up this month!

Jan 17, 2pm - 3pm CST: Lecture with Historian Dr. Cranston Knight "A Promised Land: African-American Immigration to Haiti"
Register here -> https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-promised-land-african-american-immigration-to-haiti-tickets-135922205977

AND

Jan 30, 2pm - 3pm CST: Lecture with Anthropologist Dr. Edward Davis "The Power of Maroon Epistemologies" Register here -> https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-power-of-maroon-epistemologies-tickets-135923830837

Check out the event pages for more details! We hope to see you at both!

ASL INTERPRETER NEEDED!! We are looking for an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter for a 1-hour long Zoom presentat...
01/04/2021

ASL INTERPRETER NEEDED!! We are looking for an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter for a 1-hour long Zoom presentation in Mid-February. Can you help us find one? Any leads are greatly appreciated! Email us at [email protected] if you or someone you know may be interested. Thank you!

Happy Independence Day!!!Thank you to everyone who celebrated with us this afternoon at our Independence Day Soup event....
01/01/2021

Happy Independence Day!!!

Thank you to everyone who celebrated with us this afternoon at our Independence Day Soup event. It was great to hear experiences with soup joumou and learn about its importance. HAMOC Executive Director, Carlos, made the soup LIVE and HAMOC friend and supporter, Myrtha, shared her secrets to the perfect soup. It was a great way to start the year.

Mesi!

Join us tomorrow as we celebrate Haitian Independence Day with an hour long program: Independence Day Soup. We will be m...
12/31/2020
Independence Day Soup

Join us tomorrow as we celebrate Haitian Independence Day with an hour long program: Independence Day Soup. We will be meeting via Zoom to learn about the importance of soup joumou, hear stories and see a LIVE making of the soup from HAMOC's Executive Director, Carlos (it will be his first time making it, so bring your tips and tricks!). This is a FREE event! Come be in community. Register here -> https://www.eventbrite.com/e/independence-day-soup-tickets-134549167181

Join the Haitian American Museum of Chicago (HAMOC) as we celebrate the New Year!

Happy Sunday! Join us this afternoon from 2-3pm for a lecture with Dr. Cranston Knight on how art can help us heal throu...
12/27/2020

Happy Sunday! Join us this afternoon from 2-3pm for a lecture with Dr. Cranston Knight on how art can help us heal through the pandemic. Join us in this community conversation. Register and find the Zook link here -> https://app.mobilecause.com/e/_MDmFQ?vid=f9hzv

https://www.facebook.com/561798070507663/posts/3753253371362101/A program to ease your stress during Covid 19 & holiday ...
12/25/2020

https://www.facebook.com/561798070507663/posts/3753253371362101/
A program to ease your stress during Covid 19 & holiday season. Join us.

Did you miss our last lecture with Dr. Cranston Knight? No worries! Dr. Knight is returning to give his lecture: Healing Through A Pandemic With Photography! Join us on Sunday, December 27 from 2pm - 3pm via Zoom as we come together and reflect on how art and photography helps us heal and carry forward through COVID-19. This is a FREE event! Register here -> https://app.mobilecause.com/e/_MDmFQ?vid=f9hzv

Did you miss our last lecture with Dr. Cranston Knight? No worries! Dr. Knight is returning to give his lecture: Healing...
12/23/2020

Did you miss our last lecture with Dr. Cranston Knight? No worries! Dr. Knight is returning to give his lecture: Healing Through A Pandemic With Photography! Join us on Sunday, December 27 from 2pm - 3pm via Zoom as we come together and reflect on how art and photography helps us heal and carry forward through COVID-19. This is a FREE event! Register here -> https://app.mobilecause.com/e/_MDmFQ?vid=f9hzv

WE DID IT! This morning the museum received a donation that pushed us to EXCEED our $10,000 fundraising goal! This is th...
12/22/2020

WE DID IT! This morning the museum received a donation that pushed us to EXCEED our $10,000 fundraising goal! This is the greatest amount the museums has raised in its fundraising history. AND it is all because of YOU! The kindness and generosity of our communities, guests, sponsors, friends, donors and partners is what keeps HAMOC sustainable. This is a HUGE accomplishment! Mesi anpil!

WOW! WE ARE SO CLOSE! Our goal this year is to raise $10,000 during our annual Leve l fundraiser. We are just $159 away!...
12/21/2020

WOW! WE ARE SO CLOSE! Our goal this year is to raise $10,000 during our annual Leve l fundraiser. We are just $159 away! Can you help us reach our goal? This would be the most the museum has raised EVER during a fundraiser. And it is all because of people like YOU. Your generosity means the world to us and will support programs, exhibitions and operations in 2021! If you are able and willing, make a donation now -> https://app.mobilecause.com/form/UPla1g?vid=dwllv

Did you miss our last lecture with Dr. Cranston Knight? No worries! Dr. Knight is returning to give his lecture: Healing...
12/17/2020

Did you miss our last lecture with Dr. Cranston Knight? No worries! Dr. Knight is returning to give his lecture: Healing Through A Pandemic With Photography! Join us on Sunday, December 27 from 2pm - 3pm via Zoom as we come together and reflect on how art and photography helps us heal and carry forward through COVID-19. This is a FREE event! Register here -> https://app.mobilecause.com/e/_MDmFQ?vid=f9hzv

We are SO close to our fundraising goal of $10,000!!! Thank you to all of our donors, supporters and sponsors for gettin...
12/16/2020

We are SO close to our fundraising goal of $10,000!!! Thank you to all of our donors, supporters and sponsors for getting us this far! Can you help us reach the rest by the end of the month? Remember, this year you can claim up to $300 in deductions for your charitable contributions! Anything helps. If you’re able and willing donate here ->
https://app.mobilecause.com/form/UPla1g?vid=feqbw

This is a developing story happening right now in Chicago. "Lake Shore Drive, Chicago’s showcase lakefront boulevard, co...
12/16/2020
Revised proposal to rename Outer Lake Shore Drive for DuSable on road to approval

This is a developing story happening right now in Chicago. "Lake Shore Drive, Chicago’s showcase lakefront boulevard, could be renamed in honor of Jean Baptiste Point DuSable, Chicago’s first permanent settler, under a revised ordinance that had languished in committee for more than a year." Although an interesting topic and current event, this article forgets THE MOST important part. Jean Baptiste Point DuSable was HAITIAN! Nowhere in this article is that mentioned. Let us all be proud that a Haitian paved the way to the creation of this beautiful city.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2020/12/10/22167805/rename-lake-shore-drive-outer-dusable

After languishing for more than a year, the revised proposal to rename the Outer Drive for Chicago’s first permanent settler will get an up-or-down vote "on or before April," said Transportation Committee Chairman Howard Brookins (21st).

CONGRATULATIONS to all of our silent auction winners! You will be receiving information on claiming your prize this week...
12/14/2020

CONGRATULATIONS to all of our silent auction winners! You will be receiving information on claiming your prize this week. We appreciate your continued support of the Haitian American Museum of Chicago (HAMOC) and are excited for you to receive your items. We were able to raise an additional $1,520 from the auction! Thank you, Mesi anpil! That brings our total for the Leve l 2020 fundraiser to $9,141 of our $10,000 goal. Can you help us raise the rest by the end of the month? It is less than $800!!! Anything helps! If you are able and willing, donate here -> https://app.mobilecause.com/form/UPla1g?vid=dwllv

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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 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.