Louis Armstrong House Museum opens to the public
The house where Louis Armstrong lived for close to 28 years was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1977 and is now a museum.
The Louis Armstrong House Museum, at 34-56 107th Street (between 34th and 37th Avenues) in Corona, Queens, presents concerts and educational programs, operates as a historic house museum and makes materials in its archives of writings, books, recordings and memorabilia available to the public for research. The museum is operated by the City University of New York's Queens College, following the dictates of Lucille Armstrong's will.
The museum opened to the public on October 15, 2003. A visitors center is currently being planned, and estimated to open in 2011.
The Louis Armstrong House Museum, a National Historic Landmark and a New York City landmark, is a member of the American Association of Museums, the Association of African American Museums, NYC & Company, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and the Metropolitan Historic Structures Association; and is a constituent of the Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College.
The House property is owned by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and administered by Queens College through a long-term license agreement.