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.

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

Membership Information


Help support the Clemson Area African American Museum by becoming a member. Membership dues are $35 dollars for adults and $25 dollars for students. Download the membership form and mail with your check or money order to the following address:


Clemson Area African American Museum

Calhoun Bridge Center

214 Butler Street

Clemson, SC 29631


Or through here:









Thank you in advance for your support.




Find the latest news and announcements by visiting the CAAAM Facebook page. 

Clemson Area African American Museum