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African American Museum of Nassau County

Offers a variety of programs: guided tours, film screenings, craft activities, and theme workshops. Groups can delve into Hidden History, a program examining the lesser-known inventors, creators, and leaders of African heritage. 110 N. Franklin St., Hempstead, NY 11550. Nassau County. Tel: 516-572-0730. Cost: Fee.... More Info

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Akwesane Cultural Center

Lear about the Mohawk Nation community of Akwesasne through the museums artifacts such as baskets, photographs, and more. 321 NY-37, Hogansburg, NY 13655. Tel: 518-358-2240. Cost: Fee.

American Italian Museum and Cultural Center

Exhibits showcase the work of Italian artists, giving groups a chance to understand Italian culture through art. 1227 Central Ave. Albany, NY 12205. Tel: 518-435-1979. Cost: Fee.

El Museo Francisco Y Diego Rivera

91 Allen Street, Buffalo, NY 14202. 716-884-9362. Featuring fine art by Latin-American, African American, and other artists of color. Fee.

Frederick Douglass Resource Center

Through interactive exhibits, tours, and historical reenactments, groups will learn about topics such as Joonteenth, Kwanzaa, and the general celebration of African American history. 36 King Street, Rochester, NY 14608. Tel: 585-325-9190. Cost: Fee.

Ganondagan State Historic Park

Learn about the culture of the Seneca and Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) on a tour of the site's Seneca Art & Culture Center and Seneca Bark Longhouse. 1488 NY-444, Victor, NY 14564. Tel: 585-742-1690. Cost: Fee.

Holocaust Museum and Study Center

The museum's audio exhibit titled The Hiding allows groups to experience what it might have been like to be in hiding from the Nazis. 145 College Road, Suffern, New York 10901. Tel: 845-574-4099. Cost: Free.

Seneca Iroquois National Museum

Learn about Onöndowa'ga history, marriage, clothing, weapons, tools, storytelling, living quarters, and even learn a few Seneca words. 814 Broad Street, Salamanca, NY 14779. Tel: 716-945-1760. Cost: Fee.

Six Nations Indian Museum

Learn about the Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca and Tuscarora tribes of New York. 1466 County Route 60, Onchiota, NY 12989. Tel: 518-891-2299. Cost: Fee.

The Irish American Heritage Museum

370 Broadway, Albany, NY 12201. Telephone: 518-427-1916. Learn about the contributions of the Irish people and their culture in America. Fee.

The Michael J. Quill Irish Cultural
& Sports Centre

2267 Route 145, East Durham, NY 12423. Tel: 518-634-2286. Promotes and preserves the cultural and artistic heritage of the Irish and those of Irish descent. Fee.

The Native American Museum of Art

2293 Saunders Settlement Rd., Sanborn, NY 14132. 716-297-0251. Learn about Niagara Falls and Native American culture through storytelling, music and art. Fee.

The Ndakinna Educational Center

Enjoy hands-on learning experiences, presentations, and exhibit spaces focusing on regional Native Americans, Adirondack culture, wilderness skills and awareness of the natural world. 23 Middle Grove Rd., Greenfield Center, NY 12833. Tel: 518-583-9958. Cost: Fee.