Two New Exhibits

We are proud to announce our newest exhibits:  “Something So Horrible”, The Springfield Race Riot of 1908, and “Four African American Churches”. 

AAHM Video Series

We are proud to present the AAHM video series which highlights the exhibits at the Springfield and Central Illinois African American History Museum.

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NEA Big Read: Sangamon County

African American Science Leaders Serving Central Illinois hosted by Springfield and Central IL African American History Museum

AAHM Big Read Video Presentations

Copies of "Lab Girl" and “50 African American Women” are available at the Springfield and Central Illinois African American History Museum while supplies last. 

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

Thursday-Saturday Noon until 4:00PM

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.

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In the Spotlight

Webinar: First Black Firehouse in Springfield, Illinois

May 18th at 7:00 PM

For more information and to register: