The NATIONAL INDO-AMERICAN MUSEUM builds bridges across generations and connects cultures through the diverse, colorful stories of all Indian Americans.

Events

CHRISTMAS REVELATIONS

December 27, 2020

4:00 PM – 4:45 PM

CANCELLED

Dear guests, due to unavoidable circumstances we will be cancelling our Sacred Sites Christmas Program.
We apologize for any inconvenience and if you have purchased tickets you will receive a full refund.
Thank you so much for your support, it means a lot to a small organization like ours!

Our complete calendar of programs including Sacred Sites, Taste of India, Ethnic Dialogue and Gandhi Peace Program will be back in the new year and we hope to see you then.

Happy Holidays and a wonderful New year!

Indra Nooyi at NIAM GALA 2019

NIAM’s Gandhi Peace Program

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About Us

Successful and highly regarded programs and exhibits as well as collaborations with leading Chicago institutions have established the museum’s reputation since its incorporation as a 501(c)3 organization in 2008. In recognition of its role as the first and only institution of its kind in the country dedicated to documenting, preserving and sharing the full spectrum of the Indian American experience in all its linguistic, religious, socio-economic and regional diversity, the museum changed its name from the Indo-American Heritage Museum to the National Indo-American Museum.
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Our Values

ENGAGEMENT

Input from across generations, within and beyond the community, keeps us responsive to ideas and issues and true to our grass roots origins. We engage with the elders and with younger generations to document the past and build leadership for the future.

INCLUSIVENESS

As keeper and teller of stories of an incredibly diverse Indian American community, secularity and inclusiveness are in our very DNA and essential to our existence.

COLLABORATION

Collaboration, partnership and sharing are key elements that define us as an umbrella organization.

RELEVANCE

By relating aspects of Indian American history and heritage to contemporary issues and contemporary forms of expression, we aim to keep the stories from the community alive and especially meaningful to our younger audiences.

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