From the Board

Thank each and every one of you for choosing to donate to the AAHM. Your sponsorships will sustain the AAHM for the upcoming year.

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.

Become a member

Our members are the heart and soul of our Museum! We invite one and all to join us!

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Here is an easy way to have donations given to the Museum. Do you buy from Amazon? Go to 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.

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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

The AAHM will be closed until further notice after Friday, November 20th due to Tier 3 mitigations imposed by Governor Pritzker in response to COVID-19. Thank you for your support.

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.

December Spotlights


Conversations with Frederick Douglass
December 15th at 7:00 pm

Eva Carroll Monroe & The Lincoln Colored Home
December 16th at 7pm

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