A Fresh Start for 2021!

Despite our doors being closed since March 13th, the Beat Museum was able to survive 2020 thanks to the continuing support of Beat readers around the world. Your generosity is crucial in allowing us to continue preserving the history and materials from this pivotal movement, and provide a place to experience these stories.

The Beats stood for tolerance, inclusiveness, and having the courage to live your own individual truth. These very words are emblazoned on every admission ticket to The Beat Museum, and these are the values we endeavor to awaken in young people who visit. 

We’ve never seen a year like 2020. The Beat Museum made a fast shift early in the year to an enhanced online presence, and fortunately we were able to make up a portion of our revenues. This, along with generous donations have allowed us to survive to this point.

In the United States we still have a long way to go in this pandemic, and there’s still no telling when we'll be able to open our doors again. If you are able, please contribute so we can continue to spread the spirit of the Beats far into the future.

Thank you for being there for us!

Jerry Cimino
Founder/Executive Director


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