2023 Board of Directors
Dr. Sheila Caldwell, Vice President
Brady Odom, Recording Secretary
Aaron Pearl-Cropp, Treasurer
Dr. Ann Joseph
The Board of Directors of the Springfield and Central Illinois African American History Museum (AAHM) is pleased to announce that Nalo Mitchell has accepted the position of Executive Director of the museum as of April 1, 2023. The position was created with funds from the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).
Carolyn and her husband, Curtis, have been strong supporters of the African American History museum since its establishment in 2012. She volunteered at the museum before becoming a board member in 2018.
We look forward to your continued support of the AAHM as you join us in welcoming our new Board President.
The AAHM Board of Directors and Executive Director Nalo Mitchell are excited to welcome our new Executive Assistant Angel Ware.
Angel is an intelligent, talented and dynamic professional She is also an artist and we look forward to featuring some of her artwork in the Springfield and Central Illinois African American History Museum.
Tara Ryan - Walker
We are excited to welcome our Museum Liaison Tara Ryan-Walker! Tara is a talented, creative and intelligent individual who graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelor of Arts in History and a minor in French
Tara is an amazing team-player who works in a spirit of excellence. The Board of Directors and Director Mitchell are excited to have her here at The Springfield And Central Illinois African American History Museum
We want to express our deep appreciation to Nell Clay for serving the museum and the community for the last few years as President of the Springfield and Central IL African American History Museum. Nell has invested a large part of her life into this museum with zeal, energy, and love. There was almost a feeling of "if Nell can't do it, nobody can." Every nook and cranny of the business, exhibits, programs and finances received Nell's attention and expertise. Thank you, Nell, thank you. We are thankful also that although you are stepping down from that position you are still deeply involved in the museum.
--E. G. Alexander