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.


Image: Experience the newly restored African Meeting House - click on image to learn more about this historic restoration.

Donate to the Collection

The Museum of African American History welcomes donations of artifacts, documents, prints, photographs and other items of material culture to its collections of 18th and 19th century history.

If you have an item or collection of items to discuss, please contact the Museum in writing with a description of the items.

Please send information to Cara Liasson, Collections Associate, at

Or contact us by postal mail:
Collections Department
Museum of African American History
14 Beacon Street, Suite 401
Boston, MA 02108


Image: Mrs. Tell's Daughters
 "Mrs. Tell's Daughters, Herbert Collins, Boston, circa 1890, Collection of the Museum


Image: Three Top-hatted Gentlemen
"Three Top-hatted Gentlemen," Herbert Collins, Boston, circa 1910-1916, Collection of the Museum