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

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


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

Phone: (217 ) 391-6323
Toll Free: (877) 757-2247

Admission to The Museum: Donations encouraged

Upcoming Events

Dec
19
Tue
6:00 pm A Greek Christmas
A Greek Christmas
Dec 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
A Greek Christmas Sororities and fraternities come together to celebrate Christmas at the museum.
Dec
26
Tue
all-day Kanzaa Celebration
Kanzaa Celebration
Dec 26 – Dec 30 all-day
The African American tradition of celebrating the year will be enjoyed by all.

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

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