Reservations Required

Lewis Latimer House Museum

Flushing, Queens

Image of a Queen Anne style wood frame house painted yellow with red trim. Cherry blossoms from the garden are in the foreground.
Credit: Adrian Sas

Sat, October 16th, 2021

11:00am — 11:30am
11:30am — 12:00pm
12:00pm — 12:30pm
12:30pm — 1:00pm
1:00pm — 1:30pm
1:30pm — 2:00pm
2:00pm — 2:30pm
2:30pm — 3:00pm
3:00pm — 3:30pm
3:30pm — 4:00pm
4:00pm — 4:30pm
4:30pm — 5:00pm

Lewis H. Latimer (1848-1928), was an African-American inventor, an electrical pioneer, and a son of fugitive slaves. With no access to formal education, Latimer taught himself mechanical drawing while in the Union Navy, and eventually became a chief draftsman, patent expert, and inventor. He played a critical role in the development of the telephone, and invented the carbon filament, a significant improvement in the production of the incandescent light bulb. Latimer also had a passion for visual art, creative writing, and music.

The Lewis Latimer House displays artifacts, furniture, drawings, photos, and interactive installations that tell the story of Latimer’s life and work. Reservations are required for guided tours of the house. Reservations are not required to view the museum’s garden or to attend the wellness festival with sound bath and art-making activities held outdoors from 1pm to 3pm on Saturday.

The health and safety of our community is paramount. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination with ID and a mask is required for ALL in-person experiences. See guidelines:

The museum garden welcomes children and their families with wellness-themed activities from 1pm till 3pm including art-making and sound bath.