The future home of The Kashmir Museum is a 93 year old Gothic Revival style church in the City of Niagara Falls, NY, next to one of the Natural Wonders of the World. In 2010, the church was added to the National Register of Historic Places. We could not have asked for a more appropriate home for preserving the history, art and culture of Kashmir. The Kashmir Museum is a living and breathing ideology that is born out of the rich history and culture of the Kashmiris.
We Need Your Help
We ask for your support in the rehabilitation and restoration of this historic church to meet modern museum standards. Our goal is to have the museum open its doors to the public by Spring of 2022. Once rehabilitation is complete, the museum will include:
The gallery with over 7,000 square feet of dedicated space will showcase about 500 pieces of art and artifacts that have been meticulously acquired over two decades. The Museum will actively pursue a worldwide acquisition of Kashmiri art and artifacts.
With over 1,200 first print publications, dating as far back as the 1700s, the library will be an unmatched collection of printed materials and manuscripts on Kashmir. The Museum will continue to expand this collection with the intention of maintaining the most complete library on Kashmir in the world.
Audio stations will project focused sound, augmented with relevant photography and lighting to create a completely immersive visitor experience. The audio collection will include over 400 professionally recorded interviews of Kashmiris from all walks of life. The Museum will continue to record new interviews and expand the collection.
Small Movie Theater
The small film screening room will be predominantly utilized during academic gatherings, events or exhibitions.
Museum Shop and Cafe
A small shop will sell various, high-quality art reproductions, posters, apparel, books, children's books, event-related material, accessories, etc.The cafe will serve Kashmiri Kahwa and other edible treats. Coffee, soft drinks, and a small assortment of bakery items.
Help us reach our goal of rehabilitating the historic church into The Kashmir Museum and preserving the history, art and culture of the Kashmiri people.