6. Lewis H. Latimer House Museum

African American inventor and draftsman, Lewis H. Latimer (1848-1928), is best known for designing carbon filaments that gave way to age of electric light. His Victorian home, now the Lewis H. Latimer House Museum, is a symbol of his legacy. Located in Flushing, Queens, in a predominantly Asian immigrant community, the institution sheds light on Latimer’s and other African-Americans’ contributions to science and technology; it also offers bilingual tours to create a cross-cultural experience for visitors.