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To help slow the spread of COVID-19, and in accordance with State and Local Public Health guidelines, the museum is closed. Check back here and on our social media for reopening details. Thank you for your continued support!





  • The Haitian American Museum of Chicago, or HAMOC, exists to promote Haitian art, culture and history in metropolitan Chicago and surrounding communities, nationally and internationally through advocacy, education and supportive services.

Event Spotlight

No True Peace: Scenes from The Before Haiti Project Episode 2

HAMOC is happy to present the second episode of No True Peace: Scenes from The Before Haiti Project by Zachary Baker-Salmon. No True Peace is a video event in celebration of the Battle of Vertieres, a Haitian holiday. 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. Q&A with Baker-Salmon to follow the premiere.


Upcoming Events

A Promised Land: African-American Immigration to Haiti

Sunday, Janurary 17, 2021

2pm – 3pm Central Time

Register here!

The Power of Maroon Epistemologies: Kongo-Ngola Survivals in Virginia, Haiti, Guadeloupe, and Illinois

Saturday, Janurary 30, 2021

2pm – 3pm Central Time

Register here!