Arab American National Museum

The Arab American National Museum (AANM) is the newest member of the My Turn community, and the only My Turn affiliate located in Wayne County. We are the first museum in the world devoted to Arab American history, culture, and contributions. Arab Americans have enriched the economic, political and cultural landscape of American life. By bringing the voices and faces of Arab Americans to mainstream audiences, we continue our commitment to dispel misconceptions about Arab Americans and other minorities. Since opening in 2005, the Museum brings to light the shared experiences of immigrants and ethnic groups, paying tribute to the diversity of our nation.


The Arab American National Museum documents, preserves and presents the history, culture and contributions of Arab Americans. 

AANM is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. AANM is an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution; and a founding member of the Immigration and Civil Rights Network of the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience.