6 patent drawings on table with historical instruments including drafting tools owned by Lewis H. Latimer.
Credit: Kelly Marshall for Preservation Magazine

Sat, October 22nd, 2022

11:00am — 5:00pm

Lewis Howard Latimer [1848-1928] was an African American inventor, a son of fugitive slaves, self-taught poet and painter. His historic Victorian home in Flushing, Queens, is now a New York City Landmark and museum where visitors can learn about his contributions to modern technology including the carbon filament light bulb and the telephone.

Guided tours in English, Mandarin, and Cantonese will be available for OHNY Weekend attendees. Written materials describing museum exhibits are available in Korean and Spanish.
The Lewis Latimer House Museum has an accessible entrance and bathroom for wheelchair users. There is also free parking available to Museum visitors, at the Museum’s parking lot.

First-come, first-served guided tours will be offered between 11am-5pm. Tours run every half an hour, with the exception from 1-2pm.