Welcome to the Tuskegee University Legacy Museum

The LEGACY MUSEUM is part of a consortium of museums at Tuskegee University that includes the Dr. George Washington Carver Museum, The Booker T. Washington Home-The Oaks and the Tuskegee Airmen Museum. the LEGACY MUSEUM exhibits works from its art collection and interprets, additionally, public health, science and medicine. The Museum's exhibitions and programs reach international audiences and history buffs and art enthusiasts of all ages.

Located in the National Center for Bioethics in Research and Health Care/ John A. Kenney Hall, the LEGACY MUSEUM is an outgrowth of the Official Proclamation by President William Jefferson Clinton against the misdeeds of the United States Public Health Service in its Untreated Syphilis Study in the Negro Male in Macon County, Alabama, 1932-1972.

On the third floor of the museum are two exhibits. The Patient, The Project, The Partnership: The Mass Production and Distribution of HeLa cells at Tuskegee University and the United States Public Health Service Untreated Syphilis Study in the Negro Male, 1932-1972.


An exhibition of the photographs of P. H. Polk opened during Homecoming 2013 in the second floor gallery of the LEGACY MUSEUM. Recounting the range and depth of this remarkable photographer, these works of art reveal Polk's studies of an international array of the famous, infamous and intellectual elite and relate the awesome power and significance of Tuskegee University in the fabric of American life and history.Important images of Tuskegee University presidents, research scientists, musicians, composers, artists, celebrities, Polk family members and Tuskegee University faculty and students over several decades are included. This exhibition celebrates the 115th Anniversary of P. H. Polk's birth and acknowledges that the.artist was grateful for the opportunities that Tuskegee University provided for him.

A suggested donation to the LEGACY MUSEUM is appreciated and there are Polk brochures, posters, tee-shirts, and other LEGACY MUSEUM offerings available that celebrate this exhibition and the museum.  Click here to find out more about the COLLECTIONS contained in the Legacy Museum.

The LEGACY MUSEUM is open from 10:00 a.m until 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday and is closed during official University breaks. Click here for the Tuskegee University Academic Calendar. Admission is free and open to the public. Suggested donation is $3.00 per person. All contributions are welcome. Email: legacymuseum@mytu.tuskegee.edu. Telephone Contacts: (334)-725-2342 or (334)-727-8888 Fax: (334)-725-2400. 

We are located at 1 Benjamin Payton Dr., Tuskegee AL 36088 click here for directions.

The LEGACY MUSEUM operates under the auspices of Tuskegee University Library Services.

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