Here is an easy way to have donations given to the Museum. Do you buy from Amazon? Go to smile.amazon.com and find where you can select a charity and designate the "Springfield African American History Foundation". Amazon donates a percentage of each purchase to the Museum, without you doing anything else except feel good about how you, without paying a penny, were able to support the Museum.
Thank you for your support!
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.
Remembering Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Compiled by Nell Clay
In the news!
Museum board member, Aaron Pearl-Cropp was featured in the State Journal-Register on January 18, 2021 regarding his collection of Civil Rights memorabilia. Read the article, “This is America’s History” here: https://www.sj-r.com/story/news/2021/01/17/rev-martin-luther-king-memorabilia-part-civil-rights-collection/6653256002/
Hours & Info
No hours are scheduled at this time due to COVID-19 Tier 3 mitigation measures.
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.