George Gustav Heye Center in the Alexander Hamilton Customs House, by Gumpel, Roy, c. 1994, Smithsonian Archives - History Div, Exterior of the George Gustav Heye Center of the National Museum of the American Indian in the Alexander Hamilton Customs House in New York City. The George Gustav Heye Center of the National Museum of the American Indian opened October 30, 1994. The 1907 Customs House is a Beaux Arts building designed by architect Cass Gilbert..