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December 11, 6-8pm
December 15, 2018
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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

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

1:00 pm Christmas Open House
Christmas Open House
Dec 15 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Christmas Open House @ Springfield and Central Illinois African American History Museum
The Museum joins historic sites throughout the city in opening their doors to the community.  Featured activities are crafts for children and adults, refreshments and holiday cheer. The program will be held from  1:00-4:00 pm at 1440 Monument Ave., Springfield, IL.
7:00 pm 10th Anniversary Ball
10th Anniversary Ball
Jan 26 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
10th Anniversary Ball @ The Hoogland Center for the Arts
Celebrating the Inauguration of Barack Obama, First African American President Music by “Soul Experience” Heavy hors d’oeuvres Tickets are $50 per person No tickets sold at the door Limited number available Options for purchasing tickets: Call the Museum at 217-391-6323. Call M. Gillespie at 217-816-1754. Purchase tickets online by clicking on the “Buy Tickets Now”[...]

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