From the Board

Per Governor J. B. Pritzker’s Executive Order, the Springfield & Central Illinois African American History Museum will be closed through April 30, 2020. 

Staying Connected

Please enjoy our first presentation, “2019 Year in Review”.  Stay tuned for weekly additions to our Website. We look forward to seeing each of you in the future.

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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

Our Museum is closed due to Coronavirus concerns

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

all-day Event Postponed: Negro Baseball/...
Event Postponed: Negro Baseball/...
Apr 11 – Jun 23 all-day
Event Postponed: Negro Baseball/ Beisbol Exhibit @ Springfield and Central Illinois African American History Museum
We have postponed the opening of the Negro League Baseball Exhibit until further notice. The traveling exhibit of the Negro Baseball Exhibit located in Kansas City, MO, will be at the Museum, 1440 Monument, Ave., Springfield, IL. Flyer for downloading and printing

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