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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

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

5:30 pm Illinois African American Firsts
Illinois African American Firsts
Jan 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Featuring accomplished Illinoisans who were the first in their field.
1:00 pm Black History Bowl
Black History Bowl
Feb 22 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Area high schools compete for Bowl trophy.
all-day “Negro Leagues Beisbol/ Baseball”
“Negro Leagues Beisbol/ Baseball”
Apr 11 – Jun 23 all-day
A traveling exhibit of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, MO “Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the start of the Negro Leagues”.

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