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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

4:00 pm African American Remembrance Day
African American Remembrance Day
Jul 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
African American Remembrance Day
African American Remembrance Day Oak Ridge Cemetery “Colored Section” Presentation Free and open to the public Sunday July 28, 2019 at 4 p.m., rain or shine The tour will be led by Springfield historian, Richard E. Hart who says: “Many of the African Americans buried in this beautiful section of Oak Ridge Cemetery have descendants[...]
12:00 pm A Walk Through Oak Ridge Cemetery
A Walk Through Oak Ridge Cemetery
Oct 6 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
A Walk Through Oak Ridge Cemetery The Museum takes part in this Sangamon County Historical Society annual event
6:00 pm Annual Fundraising Gala
Annual Fundraising Gala
Oct 10 @ 6:00 pm
Annual Fundraising Gala @ Crowne Plaza
  8th Annual Gala 6:00 pm Reception/ Silent Auction 7:00 pm Dinner The Springfield and Central Illinois African American History Museum (AAHM) is proud to present its 8th Annual Fundraising Gala. This event will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL, on October 10, 2019 beginning with a reception[...]

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