HAMOC is now open!
To promote Haitian art, culture and history in metropolitan Chicago and surrounding communities, nationally and internationally through advocacy, education and supportive services.
The Haitian American Museum of Chicago (HAMOC) is a storefront style, 500 square foot museum located in the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago, IL. Founded in 2012 by Elsie Hernandez, HAMOC contributes to the rich multicultural tapestry of the city by uplifting the Haitian voice. The museum offers a wide variety of programs that celebrate and educate on the vibrant Haiti. We invite everyone to visit our space and indulge in the culture and traditions of the beautiful country.
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No True Peace: The Before Haiti Project
Directed by: Zachary Baker-Solmon
In 2019, HAMOC was awarded a CityArts grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events for the creation and development of a new play based in Haitian history. The working title of the play is The Before Haiti Project. In an effort to better appreciate the successes of the Haitian Revolution, The Before Haiti Project offers a glimpse into the lives of the inhabitants of Saint-Domingue, the French colony that had to die so that Haiti could live. No True Peace is an online storytelling resource that presents viewers with a few choice examples of the many incredible stories embedded within the history of Haiti.
Zachary Baker-Salmon is a theatre artist and volunteer at HAMOC. He has been researching the history of Saint-Domingue and Haiti since 2015.