Black History Walk

On Saturday, Feb. 24, Springfield State Historic Sites will partner with the Springfield and Central Illinois African American History Museum to offer a history hike in Oak Ridge Cemetery. The 90-minute hike will begin at 11 a.m. at the museum, 1440 Monument Ave. A second opportunity to hike the same route will be offered at 2:30 p.m.

Illinois Symphony

Friday, Feb. 23, 6:30pm, African-American History Museum (5:30 Guided Museum Tour)

Illinois Symphony Orchestra String Quartet & Panel Discussion

Part of the Illinois Symphony Orchestra's "Around the Town" Concert Series

Reservations required (max. capacity 100)

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2024 Black History Month Events

  • February 12-27: Black Artists Matter, a collaboration with the Garvey Tubman Cultural Arts & Research Center (located at AAHM)

  • February 17: Underground Artists: History in the Making and District 186 Student Art Gallery - Art for the Ages - Community Opening Reception

  • February 23: AAHM hosts Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight in partnership with the Illinois Symphony Orchestra (registration required)

  • February 24: Black History Hikes with IDNR (registration encouraged)

  • February 25: Black History Bowl, Final Round at Springfield High School

  • February 25- March 2: Black Lives Matter Springfield hosts Black Children’s Book Week at AAHM

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IDNR Black History Cemetery Walk

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Tuesday-Saturday Noon until 4:00PM

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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