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SAAM's grand opening is June 19th!

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Available Bookings on January 28, 2023

Tour  11:00 am – 11:30 am5 spaces available
Tour  11:30 am – 12:00 pm5 spaces available
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Tour  1:30 pm – 2:00 pm5 spaces available
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SAAM is proud to represent the best of our community. Stop by and see what we have to offer.

Juneteenth (June 19th, 2021)

SAAM's Grand Opening!

Join us for an event a long time in the making and one that is much anticipated…our Grand Opening.

Funded by the Suffolk County Department of Economic Development and Planning


To promote an understanding and appreciation of African American culture by creating programs that will preserve the past, encourage learning and enhance the life of the community. SAAM will research and collect local history, produce media events, create exhibits and community celebrations.

A Bit of SAAM History

The Southampton African American Museum (SAAM) began in 2005 under the name The East End African American Museum and Center for Excellence. Until now, it has functioned as a virtual museum—hosting events and exhibits in public spaces throughout Southampton Village—most notably the Annual Southampton African American Film Festival. Our NEW home for SAAM is located at 245 North Sea Road in Southampton, NY. Affectionally called “The Barbershop," the building was a local gathering place for area African Americans from the 1940s until its closing. In 2010, the Village Historic Preservation Board designated it as the first African American historic landmark in the Village of Southampton, and the process was started to transform it into our permanent space.

Transforming a Landmark

We are so excited to finally have a home for our community and a place to showcase our exhibits and host events. See how 245 North Sea Road has evolved from a gathering place of the past to a destination for the future—step by step!


Explore our past events and exhibits

Black Angels Over Tuskegee

Written & Directed by Layon Gray

The Story of the Tuskegee Airmen

Sponsored by SAAM
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Hamptons Arts Network Thaw Fest

Performance by Taylor Burgess

Southampton Historical Museum

Sponsored by SAAM

SAAM 9th Annual Film Festival

Performance by artist J. Ivy with Certain Moves

Hosted at the Southampton Cultural Center September 2014


SAAM is located at
245 North Sea Road
in Southampton, NY



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