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
Toll Free: (877) 757-2247

Admission to The Museum: Donations encouraged

Upcoming Events

Sep
23
Sat
2:00 pm Annual Old Fashioned Tea
Annual Old Fashioned Tea
Sep 23 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Annual Old Fashioned Tea
Old-Fashioned Tea – Celebrating the Spirit of Freedom The Springfield and Central Illinois African American History Museum will host “An Old-Fashioned Tea”: Celebrating The Spirit of Freedom” on Saturday, September 23rd, 2017 from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. complete with period costumes, traditional finger foods and entertainment. Churches and other organizations are invited to come[...]
Oct
1
Sun
12:00 pm Cemetery Walk
Cemetery Walk
Oct 1 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Cemetery Walk: Sponsored by the Sangamon County Historical Society
Oct
26
Thu
6:00 pm 6th Annual Fundraising Gala
6th Annual Fundraising Gala
Oct 26 @ 6:00 pm
6th Annual Fundraising Gala @ Wyndham City Centre
Honoring Our Heritage Early African American Pioneers of Central Illinois https://spiaahm.org/gala/ Reception and Auction from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Dinner at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $50.00 for adults, $25.00 for students Contact the Museum to buy tickets or for more information: Email: siaahf@yahoo.com Phone: (217 ) 391-6323 Toll Free: (877) 757-2247
Nov
21
Tue
all-day A Greek Christmas
A Greek Christmas
Nov 21 all-day
A Greek Christmas Sororities and fraternities come together to celebrate Christmas at the museum.

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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