March 23, 2019
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Kevia Maloney, Museum Coordinator

Kevia Maloney is an outstanding representative of our museum. Her knowledge of history and her zeal in desiring to educate the public about African American History and promote inclusion is exemplary. Please come in to see our exhibits and meet Kevia in person.To learn more about her and her importance to our Museum be sure to read the SJ-R article "Someone to Know, Kevia Maloney" by By Tara McClellan McAndrew, SJ-R Correspondent.

Our Mission

We will tell authentic stories about African-American life in Central Illinois, past and present, celebrating and sharing our history and culture and planning for our future.

We will do this through scholarship, oral histories, exhibits, partnerships, our board, our supporters and our friends. We are and will be community builders.

We recognize that our stories are at once unique but connected to those of other communities and we will support those interconnections. We will be integral to the cultural life of our area. We will partner with like-minded organizations. We will be proactive in our community. We will study and apply best-practices in business, scholarship and communication.

Hours & Info

Regular Hours

Tuesday through Friday, 12 PM - 4 PM
Saturday, 10 AM - 5:00 PM

1440 Monument Avenue
Springfield, Illinois 62702

Phone: (217 ) 391-6323

Admission to The Museum: Donations encouraged

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

Upcoming Museum Events

all-day Grand Opening “African Women on ...
Grand Opening “African Women on ...
Mar 29 all-day
National Women’s History Month/ Grand Opening of “African Women on U.S. Postage Stamps” exhibit.
11:30 am Luncheon and Workshop on Stamp C...
Luncheon and Workshop on Stamp C...
Mar 30 @ 11:30 am
Luncheon and Workshop on Stamp Collecting Guest Speakers: Bernice Fields and Charlene Blair in conjunction with Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Springfield and Decatur Alumni Chapters The cost for lunch is $35. Tickets are available at the Springfield and African American History Museum, 1440 Monument Ave. Springfield, IL 62702    
5:00 pm Michael Bracey Exhibit and Book ...
Michael Bracey Exhibit and Book ...
Apr 27 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
5:00 pm – Meet and Greet 5:30 pm – Presentation
5:30 pm “Forgotten Illinois”
“Forgotten Illinois”
May 4 @ 5:30 pm
Forgotten African Americans in Illinois
3:00 pm Spring Fest
Spring Fest
May 26 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Food, Games and Fun for All!
5:00 pm Early African American Pioneers ...
Early African American Pioneers ...
May 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Early African American Pioneers of Springfield and Central Illinois, Grand Opening of 2019 Exhibit

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