The mission of the African American Historical Society of Rockland County is to promote and educate the public regarding the historical, social and cultural experiences of People of the African Diaspora in Rockland County; to identify, research, preserve and disseminate accurate and appropriate historical and genealogical information; to gather, collect, own, hold, preserve, display and make available for study appropriate historical artifacts, books, manuscripts, papers, photographs and other records and materials; to organize and sponsor seminars, forums, workshops, meetings, programs and events, sponsor exhibits and issue publications.

Towards those ends, we endeavor to identify, research and preserve the legacies, lore and historical sites of the People of the African Diaspora.