Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die,
life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.
– Langston Hughes
Treasure the Past…
Tend to the Present…
Transform the Future
Siamak Samii, Architect. Renderings courtesy of the architect.
Dear Museum Friend,
It is emerging, reborn on the site of the former Randy’s Barber Shop, a thriving Southampton African American business and gathering place and first African American historical landmark in the Village of Southampton, the Southampton African American Museum (SAAM) rises, as a dream from the dust of history.
The African American community of Southampton was largely formed by the historical Great Migration, when six million African Americans moved from the Southern States. These courageous people came to seek a better life knowing it would be a challenge, but in the end a great reward.
SAAM, in its mission, will shine a brighter light on the history of the Great Migration and some of the many notable contributors of African American history like Pyrrhus Concer, Emanuel Seymore, and Randy Conquest of the iconic Randy’s Barber Shop. SAAM will offer education, exhibition and events reveling in their rich history.
Our team of consultants have developed a great proposal to customize an Immersive Technology Installation Concept that will give an overview, featuring next-generation technology that will engage educational and personal experiences for visitors far and near. This high-end technology will offer an experience that will entice and encourage repeat visitors.
Your fully tax-deductible gift will give valuable help to further the mission of SAAM and ensure its strong future. The Museum depends on your support. We are proud to announce that The Southampton Association has committed to match all donations up to $25,000.
To Donate via credit card, go to www.saamuseum.org/donate
Executive Director, Brenda Simmons and the SAAM Board of Trustees
SAAM is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization registered with the IRS as EIN# 26-2708870. Your donation is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law and does not represent payment for goods or services. Artifacts, art and specific goods will be recognized as a donation separately.
245 North Sea Road, Southampton, NY 11968
Mailing Address: PO Box 2263, Southampton, NY 11969-2263 • www.saamuseum.org