Commemorating Robinson's Achievements

More than a permanent tribute to Jackie Robinson’s legacy, the Museum will serve as a venue for vibrant dialogue on critical social issues and innovative educational programming.

By The Numbers

The Jackie Robinson Foundation is proud to bring this multi-layered story to the general public with the opening of the Jackie Robinson Museum, which will inspire visitors to embrace the humanitarian values that defined Robinson’s life and continue working toward “first class citizenship” for all Americans.

Jackie Robinson Museum is slated to open in Spring, 2022.

19,380 sq ft

Museum Square Footage

Overall NYC imprint

11,251 sq ft

Changing & Permanent Exhibits

Space dedicated to the legacy of Jackie Robinson

680

Maximum Occupancy

Museum Components: Main pantheon, three flexible galleries, 75 seat theater, retail space, classrooms, and archive room

4,500+

Artifacts

Collected over generations of Jackie Robinson's family and friends

40,000

Historical Images

Cartons with more than 40,000 Images & Scans

450+ hours

Video Footage

Over 450 hours of broadcast quality video footage

The Mission

The Jackie Robinson Museum will celebrate the enduring legacy of one of the most important Americans of the 20th century. The exhibition will chronicle Jackie Robinson’s trailblazing achievements against the backdrop of United States history, from his birth in 1919 to today. Invoking Robinson’s role as a champion for racial, social, and economic equality, the Museum’s programming will place an emphasis on dialogue around critical issues that continue to challenge our society.

To educate visitors about Jackie Robinson, the athlete, activist, patriot, entrepreneur, and family man.

To inspire those interested in the history of social change and the prescription for greater progress.

To challenge people of all ages to pursue a life of achievement and purpose.

Chronicling the Life and Legend of Jackie Robinson

On April 15, 1947, Jackie Robinson stepped onto Ebbets Field for his first game with the Brooklyn Dodgers. It was the beginning of an unparalleled career in baseball. At the end of his explosive nine years as a Dodger, his record included a .311 batting average, 137 home runs, 734 runs batted in, and 197 stolen bases. In 1955, he helped the Dodgers beat the New York Yankees to win their first World Series Championship. Robinson took home the Rookie of the Year Award in 1947, the Most Valuable Player Award in 1949, and in 1962 became the first African American inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

About Jackie Robinson

The Concept

Located at One Hudson Square in New York City, the Museum will explore Robinson’s unwavering commitment to social justice and equal opportunity. It will be a prominent stop on existing cultural routes in New York City and environs, and a venue for lectures, concerts, and other events.

The Museum seeks to bring people from all walks together to commune and appreciate each other’s humanity and diverse experiences. It will serve as a forum for debate and discussion reflecting the ways in which we as a society can make progress by working together to solve difficult social issues and by appreciating how one life can make a difference.

Legacy Campaign Fundraising

In 2006, the Jackie Robinson Foundation launched a $42 million Legacy Campaign to (1) relocate the Foundation’s headquarters, (2) construct the Jackie Robinson Museum and (3) establish an operational endowment to fund the museum’s programmatic activities. More than 1,000 supporters have helped the campaign raise $34.1 million.

$34.1million
$42million
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Leadership Gifts
Anheuser Busch
Nike / Phil Knight
Yawkey Foundation
City of New York
Owners of the Los Angeles Dodgers
Major League Baseball
Joseph J. Plumeri
New York Mets
Citi
Strada Education Network
Arthur Hayes
Hess Corporation
Michael Jackson Trust
New York Yankees
Stephen Ross
Lewis Family Foundation
Tull Family Foundation
Lower Manhattan Development Corporation
Unilever
Martin L. Edelman
Sheila C. Johnson Foundation
Gregg Gonsalves
Sobani Warner & Michael Strayhorn
Steve Greenberg
Peter O'Malley
Laurie Foundation
Allen & Company
Ashford Hospitality
John Blondel
Michael Pascucci
BNY Mellon