Mission & History




The mission of CAAAM is to collect and showcase the historical achievements and culture of African Americans by serving as a resource center for the Greater Clemson Area to engage the local and upstate communities in intellectual discourse about the past.


In August 2007, a diverse group of local residents, along with graduates from the former Calhoun Elementary School and volunteers from Clemson University, joined together to establish the Clemson Area African American Museum.


The museum is dedicated to becoming a better and stronger member of the community, as we continue to focus on our core values and goals, grow membership, and work closer with our local schools and civic leaders.

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Current Announcements


Sunday: 2:00pm - 4:00pm


Monday: Closed


Tuesday: 11:00am - 4:00pm


Wednesday: 11:00am - 4:00pm


Thursday: 11:00am - 4:00pm


Friday: 2:00pm - 4:00pm


Saturday 2:00pm - 4:00pm


Museum Hours

Donate To CAAAM


Please contact us for more information about you or your organization making a donation to the Clemson Area African American Museum. Please remember, donations do not only have to be in the form of cash. Artifacts that can be used in future and current exhibits are welcomed as well. 


CAAAM is a registered 501(c)(3) organization located in

Clemson, SC.


All donations are tax deductible. 



·Bronze - $250.00

·Silver - $500.00

·Gold - $750.00

·Platinum - $1000.00

·Corporate/Companies - $1500.00




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Clemson Area African American Museum