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Tour of the Louis Armstrong House Museum & Archives

  • Saturday, June 15, 2024
  • 11:15 AM
  • Louis Armstrong House Museum, 34-56 107th St, Queens, NY 11368
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A black-and-white photo featuring Louis Armstrong pointing at a painting of himself. The painting shows him holding a trumpet and smiling.

Louis Armstrong | Photo courtesy of Adriana Carrillo Silva, Louis Armstrong House Museum & Archives


Title: Tour of the Louis Armstrong House Museum & Archives

Date & Time: Saturday, June 15, 2024 at 11:15 AM  (Tour begins promptly at 11:30 AM)

Capacity: 28

Admission: Free! (Open to A.R.T. Members & Non-Members)

Location: Louis Armstrong House Museum, 34-56 107th St, Queens, NY 11368


Join us on a tour of the Louis Armstrong House Museum & Archives, a National and New York City historic landmark located in the Corona neighborhood of Queens. The Historic House Tour explores Louis Armstrong's years in the house with his wife Lucille, who purchased the home in 1943. The tour is accompanied by a selection of the more than 750 original recordings that are part of the Louis Armstrong Collection, created by him between 1950-70 on reel-to-reel tapes. Glimpses of the social context, their original belongings, archival photos, and details about the Armstrongs' daily life are present in the guided tour. The Director of the Archives, Ricky Riccardi, will also be present to discuss and answer any questions about the collection.


After the tour, there will be a concert featuring the trombonist Wycliffe Gordon at 3:00pm. If you're interested in attending, please RSVP here.


This is an in-person event limited to 28 people. Registration is non-transferable. Please note that you MUST reserve a ticket in advance online in order to attend this event. 

In the occasion that the event is sold out, we highly recommend joining the waitlist. An ART staff member will reach out to you if a spot becomes available. Unless you've been given permission, please do not show up at the event without registering.



Transportation / Directions

The Museum strongly advises visitors to take mass transit or rideshare to visit the Museum. Street parking is very limited in the neighborhood.

By Subway: Take the 7 train to 103 St-Corona Plaza. Choose the exit on the north side of Roosevelt Avenue, and then take the stairs on your left. Make a right (north) onto 103rd Street. Walk two blocks and make a right onto 37th Avenue. Walk 4 short blocks and make a left onto 107th Street. The Museum is on the left side, 1/2 block north of 37th Avenue.


About

The Louis Armstrong House Museum sustains and promotes the cultural, historical, and humanitarian legacy of Louis Armstrong by preserving and interpreting Armstrong’s house and grounds, collecting and sharing archival materials that document Armstrong’s life and legacy, developing programs for the public that educate and inspire, and engaging with contemporary artists to create performances and new works.


The Louis Armstrong House Archive is now the largest dedicated to a single jazz musician worldwide. It encompasses 13 Research Collections, 60,194 individual assets,111 scrapbooks, about 6,500 sound recordings, over 16,000 photographs and negatives, over 500 musical scores, over 300 videos, over 300 videos, over 300 posters, and 7 trumpets.


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Please note that by registering and attending this event/webinar, you automatically grant your consent to be photographed and/ or video-recorded and to the release, publication, or reproduction of any and all recorded media of your appearance, voice, and name for any purpose whatsoever in perpetuity in connection with the Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Inc. and its initiatives, including, by way of example only, use on websites, in social media, news, newsletters, Metropolitan Archivist, and advertising.



Questions? communications@nycarchivists.org

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