From the President

Though our physical doors are closed, we have been working diligently to stay focused and in touch with you...

Negro Baseball Leagues

Learn how the "black baseball players, who loved the sport with a passion, showed so much greatness that they helped the walls of segregation come tumbling down”

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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

Our Museum is closed due to Coronavirus concerns

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

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.

All Museum events have been cancelled due to concerns about COVID-19

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