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Beach Institute African-American Cultural Center

Used as a school until 1878, the Beach Institute African-American Cultural Center is now a museum and cultural center that collects, interprets, preserves and presents African American history and culture through exhibits and artistic and educational programs that aim to foster interracial understanding and cultural appreciation. The school was named in honor of Alfred E. Beach, editor of Scientific American Magazine, inventor of the typewriter and the first New York subway system, who donated funds to purchase the site. Groups can take a tour of the institute’s exhibits, see a film, hear lectures, and more. Exhibits feature paintings, sculpture, glass work, and more. Group rates are available.

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ABOUT

Beach Institute African-American Cultural Center

Used as a school until 1878, the Beach Institute African-American Cultural Center is now a museum and cultural center that collects, interprets, preserves and presents African American history and culture through exhibits and artistic and educational programs that aim to foster interracial understanding and cultural appreciation. The school was named in honor of Alfred E. Beach, editor of Scientific American Magazine, inventor of the typewriter and the first New York subway system, who donated funds to purchase the site. Groups can take a tour of the institute’s exhibits, see a film, hear lectures, and more. Exhibits feature paintings, sculpture, glass work, and more. Group rates are available.

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ABOUT

Beach Institute African-American Cultural Center

Used as a school until 1878, the Beach Institute African-American Cultural Center is now a museum and cultural center that collects, interprets, preserves and presents African American history and culture through exhibits and artistic and educational programs that aim to foster interracial understanding and cultural appreciation. The school was named in honor of Alfred E. Beach, editor of Scientific American Magazine, inventor of the typewriter and the first New York subway system, who donated funds to purchase the site. Groups can take a tour of the institute’s exhibits, see a film, hear lectures, and more. Exhibits feature paintings, sculpture, glass work, and more. Group rates are available.

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ABOUT

Beach Institute African-American Cultural Center

Used as a school until 1878, the Beach Institute African-American Cultural Center is now a museum and cultural center that collects, interprets, preserves and presents African American history and culture through exhibits and artistic and educational programs that aim to foster interracial understanding and cultural appreciation. The school was named in honor of Alfred E. Beach, editor of Scientific American Magazine, inventor of the typewriter and the first New York subway system, who donated funds to purchase the site. Groups can take a tour of the institute’s exhibits, see a film, hear lectures, and more. Exhibits feature paintings, sculpture, glass work, and more. Group rates are available.

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