The Louis Armstrong House Museum is a National Historic Landmark and a New York City landmark. The Museum is a member of the American Alliance of Museums, the Association of African American Museums, the Museums Council of New York City, the New York State Museums Association, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and NYC & Company. The Museum is a constituent of the Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College.

The historic site is owned by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and administered by Queens College under a long-term license agreement.


The Louis Armstrong House Museum sustains and promotes the cultural, historical, and humanitarian legacy of Louis Armstrong by preserving and interpreting Armstrong’s house and grounds, collecting and sharing archival materials that document Armstrong’s life and legacy, and presenting public programs such as exhibits, concerts, lectures, and film screenings. The Museum seeks to educate and inspire people of all ages, origins, and locations.


Board of Trustees

Jerome Chazen

Stanley Crouch

Randy Fertel

Jackie Harris

Jay Hershenson

Stephen Maitland-Lewis

Dr. Felix V. Matos Rodriguez

Timothy Mink

David Ostwald

Jeffrey Rosenstock

Robert F. Smith

Advisory Board

Jack Bradley

Patricio Canela

Donna Coles

Melania Fernandez

Jimmy Heath

Andrew Jackson

Beverly Johnson

Hon. Melinda Katz

Wynton Marsalis

Hon. Francisco Moya

Hon. José Peralta

Giovanna Reid

George Wein


Barbara “B.J.” Adler, Interim Director

Ricky Riccardi, Director of Research Collections

Pedro Espinoza, Programs Officer
, Assistant to the Director

Adriana Filstrup, Visitor Services Manager

Hyland Harris, Museum Store Manager

Sarah Rose, Research Collections Manager

Alexis Lubin, Bookkeeper

Nora Edwards, Facilities Assistant

Robert Wright, Louis Armstrong Fellow

Aiyonna Aviles, Louis Armstrong Fellow

Major funding for Louis Armstrong House Museum is provided by the Fund II Foundation and the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation. 

Additional funding is provided by Queens College/CUNY, the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the New York City Department of Education, the Office of the Queens Borough President, Con Edison, the New York Community Trust, and members and donors from all over the world. Support is also provided by Queens Borough President Melinda Katz; U.S. Congressman Joseph Crowley; NYC Council Member Franciso Moya; NY State Senator José Peralta and NY State Assemblymember Jeffrion L. Aubry.