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 23, 18 🌟

Happy Birthday, Granville T. Woods! On this day in history, we celebrate the remarkable achievements of Granville T. Woods, an inventor who transformed the landscape of electrical engineering. Dubbed the "Black Edison," Woods was born on April 23, 1856, and overcame significant racial barriers to secure more than 50 patents throughout his lifetime.

Among his most notable inventions was the induction telegraph system, a revolutionary method that allowed moving trains to communicate, preventing countless accidents and improving the safety of rail travel. Woods' ingenuity didn’t stop there; he also made significant contributions to developing steam boilers, electric railways, and streetcars.

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



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