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Visit the Staten Island Museum About the Museum. Founded in 1881 and celebrating its 140th year, the Staten Island Museum engages visitors with interdisciplinary exhibitions, public programs, and educational activities for all ages.
Founded in 1881 and celebrating its 140th year, the Staten Island Museum engages visitors with interdisciplinary exhibitions, public programs, and educational activities for all ages.
It is the mission of the Staten Island Museum to spark curiosity and generate meaningful shared experiences through natural science, art, and history to deepen our understanding of our environment, ourselves, and each other.
Our vision is to:
- Make institutional decisions informed by diversity, equity, and inclusion values
- Reflect the diversity of the Staten Island community as represented by our board, staff, and volunteers
- Provide a museum environment and program that is truly welcoming and inclusive of all people
NOW ON VIEW
Impact and Inspiration: The Life of James Zappalorti
On Thursday, January 19, join this virtual discussion that centers on the memory of Staten Islander James Zappalorti and the ways in which his unfortunate death created and continues to inspire social change.
Apart Together: The “Black Angels” Nurses of Seaview Hospital examines the work, lives, and legacy of the “Black Angels,” the mostly Black nursing staff at Seaview Hospital who played an important role in breaking racial barriers among the network of municipal hospitals treating tuberculosis during the mid-1900s. It is centered around the voice of Virginia Allen. Her recollections paint a vivid picture of life as a Black nurse in New York City’s public hospital system in the mid-1900s.
To celebrate the Staten Island Museum’s 140th year, Museum collections staff have selected 140 objects that showcase the Museum’s extensive collections and what they can tell us about our past and present, regional art, and our local environment. Take a fresh look into the museum’s collections with 140 Objects that illustrate fascinating historical insights, scientific revelations and artistic endeavors.
A Museum that’s Unique to Staten Island
Our permanent collections contain natural science specimens, archival records, and works of art and design, which represent Staten Island’s natural and cultural history across time.
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