Two New Exhibits

We are proud to announce our newest exhibits:  “Something So Horrible”, The Springfield Race Riot of 1908, and “Four African American Churches”. 

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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NEA Big Read: Sangamon County

African American Science Leaders Serving Central Illinois hosted by Springfield and Central IL African American History Museum

AAHM Big Read Video Presentations

Description: Pre-recorded video presentations of medical field leaders who serve or once served the community
For more information: email siaahf@yahoo.com or call 217-391-6323

Copies of "Lab Girl" and “50 African American Women” are available at the Springfield and Central Illinois African American History Museum while supplies last. 

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
20
Sat
2:00 pm African American Science Leaders...
African American Science Leaders...
Mar 20 @ 2:00 pm – Apr 30 @ 2:15 pm
African American Science Leaders Serving Central Illinois
NEA Big Read: Sangamon County African American Science Leaders Serving Central Illinois hosted by Springfield and Central IL African American History Museum Description: Pre-recorded video presentations of medical field leaders who serve or once served the community Date: Videos are now posted! For more information: email siaahf@yahoo.com or call 217-391-6323  
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

This year the annual Black History Bowl was held at Springfield High School. The SHS team took top honors. Congratulation to all participants!