From the Board

In celebration of Black History Month, the Museum invites you to engage with the many digital resources on the AAHM website. In addition we are proud to announce a special opportunity for our youth. 

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.

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UIS Lunch and Learn

UIS Lunch and Learn Webinar
“African American History Makers”
The recording is now posted!

Eva Carroll Monroe and the Lincoln Colored Old Folks and Orphans Home
Presented by Dr. Mary Francis, Artist, Professor and Documentarian

Walter Thomas Bailey:
The First Licensed African-American Architect in the State of Illinois

Presented by Kent Massie, Principal Planner and Landscape Architect, Massie, Massie & Associates.

Moderator: Kathryn Harris, Historian, Librarian and Community Leader

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 Museum will reopen on March 4, 2021
Thursday-Saturday Noon until 4:00PM (after March 4th)


Location
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.

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Upcoming Events

Mar
18
Thu
7:00 pm Valiant Women: Silent no more, t...
Valiant Women: Silent no more, t...
Mar 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Valiant Women: Silent no more, through God, faith and perseverance we rise
Valiant Women: Silent no more, through God, faith and perseverance we rise Join us as we host the authors of the book, “U.G.L.Y.” Uncovering Gods Love for You. TEN WOMEN. TEN MOMENTS IN TIME. TEN STORIES OF TRUE RESILIENCE. Celebrated for her strength and expected to carry the weight of the world on her shoulders,[...]
Mar
27
Sat
all-day The African American History Bow...
The African American History Bow...
Mar 27 all-day
Final Round of the Competition The African American History Bowl
Apr
6
Tue
7:00 pm Camp Butler National Cemetery Th...
Camp Butler National Cemetery Th...
Apr 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Camp Butler National Cemetery Then and Now
April 6th Camp Butler National Cemetery Then and Now 7 p.m. CST Join us as Joseph Wheeler, Foreman of Camp Butler discusses with us the its rich history and its current mission. Camp Butler National Cemetery is located in Sangamon County near Riverton, Ill., and occupies a portion of what was the second-largest military training[...]
Sep
4
Sat
all-day Negro League Baseball Exhibit
Negro League Baseball Exhibit
Sep 4 – Oct 30 all-day
The Negro League Baseball Exhibit will be at the Springfield and Central Illinois African American History Museum. 

In the Spotlight

Valiant Women: Silent no more, through God, faith and perseverance we rise
March 18th at 7pm