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
Dr. Felix V. Matos Rodriguez
Robert F. Smith
Hon. Julissa Ferreras-Copeland
Hon. Melinda Katz
Hon. Francisco Moya
Hon. José Peralta
Michael Cogswell, Executive Director
Ricky Riccardi, Director of Research Collections
Barbara “B.J.” Adler, Interim Director
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
Junior Armstead, Facilities Assistant
Nora Edwards, Facilities Assistant
Jayson Overby, Curatorial Fellow
Deja Patterson, Curatorial Fellow