Welcome to Hamoc

The Haitian American Museum of Chicago

Dr. Courtney Joseph

Oral Histories Collection

HAMOC is Moving!

a new era of the museum is upon us…

The Haitian American Museum of Chicago (HAMOC)’s mission is to promote and preserve Haitian art, culture, history and community in Chicago and beyond

Founded in 2012, The Haitian American Museum of Chicago (HAMOC) is the realization of a dream by its co-founder, Elsie Hernandez, to create an institution that would hold programs and exhibits that will contribute to the rich multicultural tapestry that is Chicago. Since 2012 the museum has hosted a wide array of programs and exhibits showcasing Haiti’s rich culture and art as well as its complex history. We invite you to enjoy our changing exhibits, attend virtual and in-person programs, and safely visit to the museum.


4654 N Racine Ave

Chicago IL 606540

Hours of operation

Wednesday: 12pm – 6pm

Thursday: 12pm – 6pm

Friday: 12pm – 6pm

Saturday: 12pm – 6pm

Sunday: 12pm – 4pm

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In Person Exhibition: It's Different Here

An exhibition featuring work from the Jacmel Arts Center


On display at HAMOC

5-13-22 through 8-31-22

Upcoming events




  11am – 4pm

We Walk: A Celebration of Black Community – One-day Traveling Exhibition

In-person at Mandrake Park in Bronzeville | FREE EVENT!