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Taking Care

The Black Angels of Sea View Hospital

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Staten Island Museum Gala

Join us for a sparklingly good time at this year's Gala as we honor Alice B. Diamond, the New York State Nurses Association, and The Reid Family: Gabri Christa, Idea Reid, and Vernon Reid. Be a part of our cornerstone fundraising event of the year! Tickets, journal ads, and sponsorships available now.

Applications available now!

STEM Summer Break Enrichment Camp

Apply before April 24, 2024. Calling all science enthusiasts and outdoor adventurers! Discover the wonders of our natural world while hiking local trails, studying pond life and enjoying interactive workshops with our community partners.

Treat Yourself

Shop the Museum Store

Shop for unique gifts, captivating books, and Staten Island specific items. The Staten Island Museum store has something for everyone!

Online Exhibition

Apart Together

Apart Together: The "Black Angels" Nurses of Sea View Hospital examines the work, lives, and legacy of the "Black Angels," the mostly Black nursing staff at Sea View Hospital who played an important role in breaking racial barriers among the network of municipal hospitals treating tuberculosis during the mid-1900s. It is centered around the voice of Virginia Allen. Her recollections paint a vivid picture of life as a Black nurse in New York City's public hospital system in the mid-1900s.

About Us

Curiosity Lives Here

It is the mission of the Staten Island Museum to spark curiosity and generate meaningful shared experiences through natural science, art, and history to deepen understanding of our environment, ourselves, and each other.


A Museum that's Unique to Staten Island

Our permanent collections contain natural science specimens, archival records, and works of art and design, which represent Staten Island’s natural and cultural history across time.

Anthony Toney (1913-2004), Afternoon on a Hill. Oil on Canvas, 1956.

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