The Arab American National Museum (AANM) is the first and only museum in the United States devoted to Arab American history and culture. Arab Americans have enriched the economic, political and cultural landscape of American life. By bringing the voices and faces of Arab Americans to mainstream audiences, we continue our commitment to dispel misconceptions about Arab Americans and other minorities. The Museum 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 Arab American National Museum is a proud Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. and the only Smithsonian Affiliate in southeastern Michigan to date. As such, the AANM may borrow artifacts from the Smithsonian’s 36 million-piece collection and access its education and performing arts programs, expert speakers, teacher workshops, and technical assistance. To learn more about this designation, click on the logo.