THE INDO-AMERICAN HERITAGE MUSEUM
Promotes understanding and engages with communities to document the history, celebrate the heritage, preserve and share the contributions of Indian Americans to the building of America.
- Tour India in Chicago.
- Visit Our Galleries to learn little known facts about the earliest arrivals from India.
THE STRUGGLE FOR CITIZENSHIP:
The Long and Winding Road to Becoming American 1790-1946
- Share Stories of your immigrant experience, check out stories from our collection.
- Become an IAHM Volunteer. Or check out our job openings.
IAHM programs are held at Chicago’s Indo-American Center at 6328 N. California Avenue, in the Indian-Pakistani business district along Devon Avenue. Visitors and volunteers engage in lively, interactive sessions and use the “living museum” of the ethnic market in an exploration of immigrant life.
The Museum is open by appointment between 10am and 5pm Monday, and Wednesday-Saturday. To make an appointment or request information on programs, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Early Indian immigrants were deemed ineligible for U.S. citizenship until 1946?
Learn more about their fight for the right to citizenship.
- Indians living in the United States were actively involved in India’s freedom struggle?
Learn more about the Indian independence movement in the United States
- The first Indian in the United States is said to have been a man from Madras who visited Salem, Massachusetts in 1790?
Learn more about early Indian visitors to the United States
- Indians served in the U.S. military during the Civil War?
Learn more about Indians in the military
- The first Sikh gurudwara in the U.S. was established in Stockton, California in 1912?
Learn more about how Indian Americans have transformed the religious landscape of the United States