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

Illinois Symphony Orchestra Registration

IDNR Black History Cemetery Walk

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Hours

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.

Location

1440 Monument Avenue
Springfield, Illinois 62702
Email: siaahf@yahoo.com

Phone: (217 ) 391-6323

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Admission

Donations are strongly encouraged.