Lewis Latimer House Museum

Lewis Latimer House Museum Historic House of African American inventor and draftsman Lewis H. Latimer. Lewis H. Latimer, who was born in 1848, was determined to overcome his lack of formal education and taught himself mechanical drawing while in the Union Navy and became an expert draftsman.

He worked with three of the greatest scientific inventors in American history, including Alexander Graham Bell, Hiram S. Maxim, and Thomas Alva Edison. He played a critical role in the development of the telephone and, as Edison's chief draftsman, he invented and patented the carbon filament, a significant improvement in the production of the incandescent light bulb. Over the course of his career,

He worked with three of the greatest scientific inventors in American history, including Alexander Graham Bell, Hiram S. Maxim, and Thomas Alva Edison. He played a critical role in the development of the telephone and, as Edison's chief draftsman, he invented and patented the carbon filament, a significant improvement in the production of the incandescent light bulb. Over the course of his career,

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Meet Thomas! He is a student from P S 56 Lewis H Latimer who researched about Lewis Latimer & came all the way from Broo...
09/17/2021

Meet Thomas! He is a student from P S 56 Lewis H Latimer who researched about Lewis Latimer & came all the way from Brooklyn to visit. Facilitating anti-racist education, uplifting black history (which is American history) and inviting honest reflection of how that history informs our present is central to us at the Lewis Latimer House Museum.
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Visit the Museum on Fridays & Saturdays 11AM-5PM to learn more; Help us provide education programs to students by donating or request a workshop at your school today! Email [email protected] and visit lewislatimerhouse.org.
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Meet Thomas! He is a student from P S 56 Lewis H Latimer who researched about Lewis Latimer & came all the way from Brooklyn to visit. Facilitating anti-racist education, uplifting black history (which is American history) and inviting honest reflection of how that history informs our present is central to us at the Lewis Latimer House Museum.
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Visit the Museum on Fridays & Saturdays 11AM-5PM to learn more; Help us provide education programs to students by donating or request a workshop at your school today! Email [email protected] and visit lewislatimerhouse.org.
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#lewislatimer #workshop #museumathome #flushing #blackhistory #blackculture #blackinventor #nycmuseums #nychistory #historichousemuseum #museumeducation #blackmuseum

Thanks to the many donations we have received, we have now reached half of our fundraising goal for the design of a new ...
09/03/2021

Thanks to the many donations we have received, we have now reached half of our fundraising goal for the design of a new permanent exhibition for the Lewis Latimer House Museum! Our vision for the new permanent exhibition is to work with Black scholars, visual artists, STEAM educators that will help us redesign the existing display to a more tech-advanced and interactive experience for our visitors. Please consider donating and sharing this post to support the Lewis Latimer House Museum, thank you!

Donation link: https://secure.givelively.org/donate/lewis-h-latimer-fund-inc/friends-of-llhm-s-fund-design-for-a-new-permanent-exhibition

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Thanks to the many donations we have received, we have now reached half of our fundraising goal for the design of a new permanent exhibition for the Lewis Latimer House Museum! Our vision for the new permanent exhibition is to work with Black scholars, visual artists, STEAM educators that will help us redesign the existing display to a more tech-advanced and interactive experience for our visitors. Please consider donating and sharing this post to support the Lewis Latimer House Museum, thank you!

Donation link: https://secure.givelively.org/donate/lewis-h-latimer-fund-inc/friends-of-llhm-s-fund-design-for-a-new-permanent-exhibition

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Thank you everyone for coming to our Natural An/Dems Outdoor Poetry & Bookmaking Workshop with artist Futuristically Anc...
08/30/2021

Thank you everyone for coming to our Natural An/Dems Outdoor Poetry & Bookmaking Workshop with artist Futuristically Ancient last Saturday! Tag us @lewislatimerhouse to share your work ❤️

Thank you everyone for coming to our Natural An/Dems Outdoor Poetry & Bookmaking Workshop with artist Futuristically Ancient last Saturday! Tag us @lewislatimerhouse to share your work ❤️

08/27/2021

Thank you Council member Peter Koo, Council member Barry Grodenchik for your support in the Cultural After-School Adventures (CASA) initiative with the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and continuing to make S.T.E.A.M. education accessible to more students in the city! As the school year approaches, we look forward to working with our school partners Ps/Is.295q, IS237Q and PS22Q The Thomas Jefferson School 💡🐝 #CASA #Tinkerlab #Steam #STEM #afterschool #artseducation

Thank you @Ran Yan, @Ruben R. and @Fbuggy for your generous support through the Facebook fundraisers! It's incredibly va...
08/24/2021
How do I create a nonprofit fundraiser on Facebook?

Thank you @Ran Yan, @Ruben R. and @Fbuggy for your generous support through the Facebook fundraisers! It's incredibly valuable for the museum!
Create your own Facebook fundraiser for us to support the design of a new permanent exhibition at the Lewis Latimer House Museum, that tells the story of Lewis Latimer and his family with a tech-forward, interactive approach.
Facebook pays all the processing fees for you, so 100% of your donation goes directly to the nonprofit.
https://www.facebook.com/help/990087377765844

💉Following the “Key to NYC” Executive Order, starting August 17, 2021, people 12 and older will be required to show proo...
08/20/2021

💉Following the “Key to NYC” Executive Order, starting August 17, 2021, people 12 and older will be required to show proof of at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine to enter the museum.
💉⁠Please be prepared to show proof of vaccination at the door when you arrive. Masks are required indoors for visitors over 2 years of age.
💉⁠Be safe and find a vaccination site near you at nyc.gov/vaccinefinder or call 877-829-4692.

💉Following the “Key to NYC” Executive Order, starting August 17, 2021, people 12 and older will be required to show proof of at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine to enter the museum.
💉⁠Please be prepared to show proof of vaccination at the door when you arrive. Masks are required indoors for visitors over 2 years of age.
💉⁠Be safe and find a vaccination site near you at nyc.gov/vaccinefinder or call 877-829-4692.

We’re included in the African American Heritage Sites App!http://africanamericanheritagesites.stqry.app(Featured artwork...
08/10/2021

We’re included in the African American Heritage Sites App!
http://africanamericanheritagesites.stqry.app

(Featured artwork by Nina Chanel Abney)

This mobile app will guide you through more than 1,700 African American National Historic Landmarks, Military Sites, Museums, Heritage Trails and other African American Historic Places throughout the United States and Territories.

The sites can be viewed by category:
African American Heritage Trails: These African American Heritage Trails provide history and culture through driving and walking trails. These trails include information on guided and self-guided tours.

African American Endangered Historic Places: These Endangered African American Historic Places are listed to raise awareness about the threats facing some of our nation's greatest treasures. Many of these sites face a range of threats, from deferred maintenance to inappropriate development and demolition.

African American Museums: These African American Museums range from nationally recognized museums to privately held local museums. Museum information includes current, past exhibitions and video galleries to explore on your own.

African American National Historic Landmarks (NHLs): These National African American Historic Landmarks hold national significance designated by the Secretary of the Interior. These places illustrate exceptional examples of U.S. heritage.

These four major categories are also cross-referenced in Sites by State and Territory.

You will have the option to view these sites by an Alphabetical List or by MapBox, which details the locations of all of these sites throughout the United States and Territories.
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We’re included in the African American Heritage Sites App!
http://africanamericanheritagesites.stqry.app

(Featured artwork by Nina Chanel Abney)

This mobile app will guide you through more than 1,700 African American National Historic Landmarks, Military Sites, Museums, Heritage Trails and other African American Historic Places throughout the United States and Territories.

The sites can be viewed by category:
African American Heritage Trails: These African American Heritage Trails provide history and culture through driving and walking trails. These trails include information on guided and self-guided tours.

African American Endangered Historic Places: These Endangered African American Historic Places are listed to raise awareness about the threats facing some of our nation's greatest treasures. Many of these sites face a range of threats, from deferred maintenance to inappropriate development and demolition.

African American Museums: These African American Museums range from nationally recognized museums to privately held local museums. Museum information includes current, past exhibitions and video galleries to explore on your own.

African American National Historic Landmarks (NHLs): These National African American Historic Landmarks hold national significance designated by the Secretary of the Interior. These places illustrate exceptional examples of U.S. heritage.

These four major categories are also cross-referenced in Sites by State and Territory.

You will have the option to view these sites by an Alphabetical List or by MapBox, which details the locations of all of these sites throughout the United States and Territories.
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#lewislatimer #blackinventors #nonprofit #nycmuseums #nychistory #inventors #light #kidsblackhistory #blackhistoryforkids #blackhistory #blackpower #blackculture #blacklegacy #blackinventor #blm #historichousemuseum #museumeducation #blackmuseum #museumfromhome

Click link in bio to support the design of our new permanent exhibition! #Repost @dstquac・・・@lewislatimerhouse is raisin...
08/02/2021

Click link in bio to support the design of our new permanent exhibition! #Repost @dstquac
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@lewislatimerhouse is raising funds for the design of a new permanent exhibition! Help them reach the $20,000 goal to unlock the additional $10,000 matching fund by September 4, 2021 - Lewis Latimer's 173rd birthday. ❤️
Link: https://campsite.bio/llhm
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The new permanent exhibition's design phase would be executed over three-six months, involving a team of Black scholars specialized in 19th century African American history and history of science, museum curators, STEAM education experts, and visitor experience designers. Its vision is to engage museum visitors in re-living Lewis Latimer's unsung journey by replacing the current static exhibition panels with interactive, tech-forward displays rooted in rich historical context.
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Lewis Howard Latimer [1848-1928] was an African American inventor, a humanist, and a son of fugitive slaves. His historic Victorian home in Queens is a New York City Landmark and museum.
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Thank you for your patience. We are thrilled to reopen again on Aug 6th after complete deep cleaning to ensure the safet...
07/30/2021

Thank you for your patience. We are thrilled to reopen again on Aug 6th after complete deep cleaning to ensure the safety of our staff and visitors. Please check our website for in-person and virtual events!

Thank you for your patience. We are thrilled to reopen again on Aug 6th after complete deep cleaning to ensure the safety of our staff and visitors. Please check our website for in-person and virtual events!

Join or renew today as a Friend of Lewis Latimer House Museum to raise funds for the design of a new permanent exhibitio...
07/23/2021
Donate Now | Friends of LLHM's Fund: Design for A New Permanent Exhibition by Lewis Latimer House Museum

Join or renew today as a Friend of Lewis Latimer House Museum to raise funds for the design of a new permanent exhibition! Help us reach the $20,000 goal to unlock the additional $10,000 matching fund by September 4, 2021 - Lewis Latimer's 173rd birthday.
The new permanent exhibition's design phase would be executed over three-six months, involving a team of Black scholars specialized in 19th century African American history and history of science, museum curators, STEAM education experts, and visitor experience designers. Its vision is to engage museum visitors in re-living Lewis Latimer's unsung journey by replacing the current static exhibition panels with interactive, tech-forward displays rooted in rich historical context.

Renew or join as a Friend of Lewis Latimer House Museum today to raise funds for the design of a new permanent exhibition! The new permanent exhibition's design phase ...

The health and safety of visitors and staff is our top priority. Lewis Latimer House Museum is temporarily closed due to...
07/10/2021

The health and safety of visitors and staff is our top priority. Lewis Latimer House Museum is temporarily closed due to a positive COVID-19 case until further notice. Please check out our virtual offerings for K-12 students and adults on our website: https://lewislatimerhouse.org

The health and safety of visitors and staff is our top priority. Lewis Latimer House Museum is temporarily closed due to a positive COVID-19 case until further notice. Please check out our virtual offerings for K-12 students and adults on our website: https://lewislatimerhouse.org

Welcome back home! 🏡 Beginning this week, the interior space of Lewis Latimer House Museum will be open every Friday and...
06/30/2021

Welcome back home! 🏡 Beginning this week, the interior space of Lewis Latimer House Museum will be open every Friday and Saturday from 11 am to 5 pm in addition to the garden. We’re excited to welcome you back! Bilingual tours in English and Mandarin available on demand during open hours. Stay tuned for more virtual & in person activities this summer and fall.

Welcome back home! 🏡 Beginning this week, the interior space of Lewis Latimer House Museum will be open every Friday and Saturday from 11 am to 5 pm in addition to the garden. We’re excited to welcome you back! Bilingual tours in English and Mandarin available on demand during open hours. Stay tuned for more virtual & in person activities this summer and fall.

During the week of Juneteenth, we welcomed the great grandnephew of Lewis Latimer, Hugh, and two great great grandnieces...
06/24/2021

During the week of Juneteenth, we welcomed the great grandnephew of Lewis Latimer, Hugh, and two great great grandnieces, Lauren and Traer. They visited the house ahead of our public reopening on July 2!
Both indoor and outdoor spaces will be open on Fridays and Saturdays starting next week. Who else is excited to visit the Lewis Latimer House Museum again? Click like or leave a comment below to let us know!

During the week of Juneteenth, we welcomed the great grandnephew of Lewis Latimer, Hugh, and two great great grandnieces, Lauren and Traer. They visited the house ahead of our public reopening on July 2!
Both indoor and outdoor spaces will be open on Fridays and Saturdays starting next week. Who else is excited to visit the Lewis Latimer House Museum again? Click like or leave a comment below to let us know!

Lewis Latimer’s father George Latimer escaped from Norfolk, Virginia in 1842 with his wife Rebecca, Lewis’s mother, to e...
06/19/2021

Lewis Latimer’s father George Latimer escaped from Norfolk, Virginia in 1842 with his wife Rebecca, Lewis’s mother, to escape from slavery for freedom, and most importantly, for their future children to be born free.

Juneteenth commemorates the emancipation of some of the last enslaved people in Galveston, Texas, in 1865. Their liberation came two and a half years after President Lincoln signed the emancipation proclamation. Even as the proclamation became effective in 1863 for all confederate states, enforcement was reliant upon the advancement of Union troops. It wouldn’t be until June 19th that Union Major General Gorden Granger would arrive in Galveston and initiate the transition of power and emancipation would be secured for those enslaved in Texas.

Juneteenth signifies the beginning of independence for African Americans and is a celebration of knowledge. On Juneteenth, we celebrate the empowerment and the arrival of all people at the knowledge of freedom, liberation, and independence.

Lewis Latimer’s father George Latimer escaped from Norfolk, Virginia in 1842 with his wife Rebecca, Lewis’s mother, to escape from slavery for freedom, and most importantly, for their future children to be born free.

Juneteenth commemorates the emancipation of some of the last enslaved people in Galveston, Texas, in 1865. Their liberation came two and a half years after President Lincoln signed the emancipation proclamation. Even as the proclamation became effective in 1863 for all confederate states, enforcement was reliant upon the advancement of Union troops. It wouldn’t be until June 19th that Union Major General Gorden Granger would arrive in Galveston and initiate the transition of power and emancipation would be secured for those enslaved in Texas.

Juneteenth signifies the beginning of independence for African Americans and is a celebration of knowledge. On Juneteenth, we celebrate the empowerment and the arrival of all people at the knowledge of freedom, liberation, and independence.

Address

34-41 137th St
Flushing, NY
11354

General information

School groups please call or email to schedule morning visits. The museum is fully accessible for guests with physical limitations.

Opening Hours

Friday 11am - 5pm
Saturday 11am - 5pm

Telephone

(718) 961-8585

Products

Tours - Guided English & Mandarin tours provided. For group tours please make reservations at least 2 weeks in advance. Individual tours available on walk-in basis during regular opening hours.

Rentals - For meetings and special events call or email for rates.
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School Programs
Wednesdays & Fridays
School programs explore topics ranging from abolitionism to the invention of electric lighting. Programs feature interactive tours and hands-on activities that emphasize active participation and teamwork. Teachers receive pre- and post-visit materials including science experiments and suggested classroom activities. School programs can be adapted for grades 4-12 to link with classroom instruction. Programs have been designed to fulfill New York State Learning and New York City Performance Standards.

Special Programs
Special programs include poetry readings, arts classes and exhibits, historic plays, literary discussions, concerts and other cultural events.

Call 718-961-8585 or email [email protected]

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New Yorkers will get a chance to win raffle items, giveaways, and money for neighborhood improvement projects at the 2018 Queens SOUP, which will take place on Sunday, April 15, 5-7pm, at the Flushing Quaker Meeting House, located at 137-16 Northern Blvd in Flushing NY 11354. Last year, Queens SOUP awarded $1000 to the Lewis H. Latimer House Museum for their Summer Tinker Lab, a STEAM education program, which helped them expand their program to low-income families. RSVP on Facebook: fb.com/events/213313445880818/ RSVP or make individual donations on Eventbrite: queenssoup2018.eventbrite.com For more information, visit flushingchamber.nyc/soup