In celebration of Black History Month, the Museum invites you to engage with the many digital resources on the AAHM website. In addition we are proud to announce a special opportunity for our youth.
UIS Lunch and Learn Webinar
“African American History Makers”
The recording is now posted!
Eva Carroll Monroe and the Lincoln Colored Old Folks and Orphans Home
Presented by Dr. Mary Francis, Artist, Professor and Documentarian
Walter Thomas Bailey:
The First Licensed African-American Architect in the State of Illinois
Presented by Kent Massie, Principal Planner and Landscape Architect, Massie, Massie & Associates.
Moderator: Kathryn Harris, Historian, Librarian and Community Leader
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
The Museum will reopen on March 4, 2021
Thursday-Saturday Noon until 4:00PM (after March 4th)
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.