From the Board

Please help keep our doors open by participating in our Virtual Fundraiser, "Celebrating Empowerment Through the Ballot". 

AAHM Video Series

We are proud to present the AAHM video series which highlights the exhibits at the Springfield and Central Illinois African American History Museum.

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Our members are the heart and soul of our Museum! We invite one and all to join us!

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Here is an easy way to have donations given to the Museum. Do you buy from Amazon? Go to and find where you can select a charity and designate the "Springfield African American History Foundation". Amazon donates a percentage of each purchase to the Museum, without you doing anything else except feel good about how you, without paying a penny, were able to support the Museum.

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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

We are pleased to announce the dates of our grand reopening!! Because we want you to have a safe tour of our Museum we ask that you please call the Museum at (217) 391-6323 to reserve a time to visit.

(Call Museum at 217-391-6323 to schedule your tour during the Museum hours listed below)

Thursday, 12 PM - 4 PM
Friday, 12 PM - 4 PM
Saturday, 10 AM - 5 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.

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