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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

Regular Hours

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

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

Jan
25
Sat
4:00 pm Illinois African American Firsts
Illinois African American Firsts
Jan 25 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Featuring accomplished African American Illinoisans who were first in their fields.
Feb
20
Thu
5:00 pm Annual Membership Meeting
Annual Membership Meeting
Feb 20 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Annual Membership Meeting Potential members also welcome!
Feb
22
Sat
1:00 pm Black History Bowl
Black History Bowl
Feb 22 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Area high schools compete for Bowl trophy.
Apr
4
Sat
4:00 pm Second Chance Christmas
Second Chance Christmas
Apr 4 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Second Chance Christmas Enjoy cuisine from seven continents!
Apr
11
Sat
all-day Negro Baseball/ Beisbol Exhibit
Negro Baseball/ Beisbol Exhibit
Apr 11 – Jun 23 all-day
The traveling exhibit of the Negro Baseball Exhibit located in Kansas City, MO, will be at the Museum, 1440 Monument, Ave., Springfield, IL.
Jun
1
Mon
9:00 am Summer Camp
Summer Camp
Jun 1 @ 9:00 am – Jun 5 @ 3:00 pm
June 1st through June 5th 9:00 am – 3 pm Summer camp for 5th through 7th graders Details will follow

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