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

Michael Cogswell

Jerome Chazen

Stanley Crouch

Randy Fertel

Jay Hershenson

Stephen Maitland-Lewis

Dr. Felix V. Matos Rodriguez

David Ostwald

Jeffrey Rosenstock

Robert F. Smith

Advisory Board

George Avakian

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

Jayson Overby, Curatorial Fellow

Deja Patterson, Curatorial Fellow

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

Additional funding is provided by Queens College/CUNY; Fund II Foundation; the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS); the New York State Council on the Arts; the New York State Education Department; the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation; public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; Con Edison; Bank of America; New York Community Trust; the Rudin Family Foundation; the Estates of Jane and Leslie Katz; the Estate of Peter John Willcocks; 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; NY State Assemblymember Jeffrion L. Aubry.