The Arab American National Museum (AANM) is the first and only museum in the United States devoted to Arab American history and culture. It opened in 2005 in Dearborn, Michigan, amid the greatest concentration of Arab Americans in the country.
Arab Americans have long enriched the economic, political and cultural landscape of American life. By bringing the voices and faces of Arab Americans to mainstream audiences, the Museum helps to dispel misconceptions about Arab Americans and other minorities. The AANM brings to light the shared experiences of immigrants and ethnic groups, paying tribute to the diversity of our nation.
The Arab American National Museum documents, preserves and presents the history, culture and contributions of Arab Americans.
The AANM is a project of ACCESS, a Dearborn, Mich.-based nonprofit human services and cultural organization. The Museum is an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. and an Institutional Member of the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience.
For more information on the Arab American National Museum, visit our website.