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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

Regular Hours

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

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

6:00 pm Michael Bracey Exhibit and Book ...
Michael Bracey Exhibit and Book ...
Apr 27 @ 6:00 pm
Michael Bracey Exhibit and Book Signing @ Springfield and Central Illinois African American History Museum
Author and documentary photographer Michael J. Bracey currently resides in Maywood, IL. His work has been published in various magazines, newspapers, annual reports, and purchased by many private collectors worldwide. His featured exhibition will include works from his books, “Africans Within the Americas” and his latest book, “Caras Lindas de Colombia” (Beautiful faces of Colombia),[...]
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
all-day Summer Camp
Summer Camp
Jul 8 – Jul 12 all-day
Summer Camp @ Springfield and Central Illinois African American History Museum
Summer Camp 2019 July 8th – 12th Stay tuned for details!
3:35 pm Annual Fundraising Gala
Annual Fundraising Gala
Oct 10 @ 3:35 pm – 4:35 pm
6:00 pm Reception/ Silent Auction 7:00 pm Dinner

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