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Come visit the Haitian American Museum of Chicago (HAMOC) safely in-person today! We are looking forward to your visit! Thank you for your continued support!




The Haitian American Museum of Chicago (HAMOC) is proud to present its first of its kind, limited-edition, HAMOC-branded apparel! These pieces feature artwork by HAMOC Artist in Residence, Haitain born local artist Jean Yves Hector. A percentage of each purchase goes directly to the museum!

Things to know:

– These are limited-edition pieces

– Ordering available 3/12/21 – 4/23/21 ONLY

– HAMOC receives funds from each purchase

– Ship to your home or pick up at the museum

– All orders will start processing on April 24

– Multiple colors and sizes available 



 Our Mission

  • 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

Assotto's Child At The Altar (virtual and in-person) Exhibition

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. 

Check out the virtual exhibition by clicking here

Visit the museum today to see the in-person exhibit! 

Upcoming events 


To Create A New Nation

A lecture by Dr. Cranston Knight

Sunday, April 18

2pm – 3pm Central Time

Register Here!

Exhibition Opening: Truman College Students

Tuesday, April 27

1pm – 2pm Central Time

Register Here!

DuSable Who?: The Untold Story of Chicago

A lecture by Marc O. Rosier

Friday, April 30

6pm – 7pm Central Time

Register Here!

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