Help us support our small museum during this time of need.
The Haitian American Museum of Chicago (HAMOC) was founded in 2012. It was 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.
HAMOC has been hindered by the recent closure due to COVID-19. The museum has been closed for a month and remains unopened. This means that we cannot host our events, programs, and exhibits such as Konpa Sware, CanTV, Sip & Paint, as well as events with the community and local colleges. With the doors closed we also cannot generate revenue through museum visitors and tours.
Our museum runs solely on volunteers who continue to ensure that the museum is maintained even during this time. Your gift will help provide immediate financial support so the museum can operate and continue several upcoming projects about the Haitian experience in Chicago as well as to grow the museum’s library and collection. Please support HAMOC, the only Haitian museum in the Midwest and a cultural pillar in the Chicago community.
Learn more about HAMOC at hamoc.org