The Staten Island Museum is a proud member of the Cultural Institutions Group (CIG), a public-private partnership with the City of New York, and receives operating support from the City of New York through the Department of Cultural Affairs, from Mayor Eric Adams and the City Council, Speaker Adrienne Adams, with additional support from Staten Island delegation and the Staten Island Borough President, Vito Fossella.
The Staten Island Museum is located within Lenapehoking, the ancestral homeland of the Lenape people. We honor the significance of this land and wish to pay our respect to the Lenape communities, their Elders past and present, and future generations. We also wish to extend this respect to all indigenous peoples who are present here today. We at the museum hope to evolve from stewards to partners in the care of this land and to deepen our relationships with the Lenape people moving forward.