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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

May
16
Thu
all-day Accepting Nominations for the He...
Accepting Nominations for the He...
May 16 – May 24 all-day
Accepting Nominations for the Heritage Award
Accepting Nominations for the 8th Annual Honoring Our Heritage Award The Springfield & Central Illinois African American History Museum is seeking nominations from communities throughout Central Illinois for its 8th Annual “Honoring Our Heritage Award: Celebrating Organizations That Support And Empower The Black Community by Paying It Forward.”  to be presented during the 2019 Gala.[...]
May
26
Sun
3:00 pm SpringFest
SpringFest
May 26 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
SpringFest @ Springfield and Central Illinois African American History Museum
Enjoy the “Spring Fest” Picnic on the front lawn of the Museum with family, food and fun, prior to the grand opening of the Early African American Pioneers of Central Illinois Exhibit.   
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 @ Springfield and Central Illinois African American History Museum
Announcing the Grand Opening of The New Early African American Pioneers of Central Illinois Exhibit. This exhibit highlights six new families who came to Central Illinois in the 1800’s and established their families in Springfield. Some of their descendants will speak during the event about their family’s 100 or more years in the area. Click[...]
Oct
10
Thu
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

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