Join AAHM for Jazz Night & Bid Whist Part 2

Jazz Night 2
We're thrilled to invite you to "Celebrate Our Heritage: Jazz & Bid Whist" - in partnership with the University of Illinois at Springfield African American Studies program, two evenings where music meets tradition and creates unforgettable memories.
Night two is April 27, 7 PM - 11 PM at 1100 South Grand East, Springfield, Illinois 62703.
But wait, there's more! Challenge your skills and tactics at our Bid Whist tables for a chance to win door prizes and, of course, those coveted bragging rights. 🎴♠️ I

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On This Day In History

 🌟On This Day in History: April 18, 1983 🌟

Alice Walker was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for her groundbreaking novel, "The Color Purple." This masterpiece, which explores the life of African American women in the early 20th-century South, has since become a beacon of hope, resilience, and liberation. Walker's vivid storytelling and powerful characters have inspired generations, making "The Color Purple" a cherished classic in American literature.


There’s Something for Everyone at Our 2024 Events

April 2024

  • April 13, 2024: Coffee & Conversation at 10 AM *RESCHEDULED TBD*
  • April 17, 2024: Celebrate Our Heritage: Jazz & Bid Whist, Part 1 from 7-11 PM. (1100 South Grand East Springfield, IL 62703)
  • April 20, 2024: Illinois Black Laws Discussion with Illinois Road Scholar Caroline Kisiel at 4 PM
  • April 23, 2024: AAHM 2025 Membership & Community Meeting
  • April 24, 2024: Race Riot Discussion with UIS
  • April 27, 2024: Celebrate Our Heritage: Jazz & Bid Whist, Part 2 from 7-11 PM. (1100 South Grand East Springfield, IL 62703)

July 2024

July 6, 13, 20, 27, 2024: “History Comes Alive” Program every Saturday at 2pm

August 2024

  • August 3, 2024: Final “History Comes Alive” program at 2 pm
  • August 8-18, 2024: History Exhibit at the Illinois State Fair

September 2024
September 14 Coffee and Conversations

October 2024
October 10, 2024: The 13th Annual “Honoring our Heritage, AAHM Gala”

November 2024
November 1, 2024: Greek Christmas Decorating

December 2024

  • December 6, 2024: Greek Christmas Event
  • December 25-26, 2024: Closed in Observance of Christmas
    December 27, 2024: Kwanzaa Celebration
  • December 27, 2024: Kwanzaa Celebration

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Special events and private guided tours can be made outside of general admission times. Please call the office to schedule your event.


1440 Monument Avenue
Springfield, Illinois 62702
Phone: (217 ) 391-6323



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