Grand Opening: Early African American Pioneers of Central Illinois
This new exhibit explores and illuminates African American families who moved to Central Illinois in the 1800’s and who still have descendants in Springfield. The exhibit is the result of research and interviews done by board member Elizabeth Alexander and volunteer Patricia Davis. It was sponsored and funded by a grant from the Sangamon County Historical Society. No charge but donations are welcome.
A membership meeting for all museum members, their family and friends, as well as museum partners and sponsors will include a short business meeting to report on the status of the museum. This event will feature live music by Steve Alexander and Judy and Allen Davis, some of the Museum’s talented volunteers, and refreshments. There is no admission fee, although donations to the Museum will be gratefully accepted.
If you are not yet a member, but would like to become one, just fill out a membership form, and you may join us at the event! Membership Form
June 4 through 8, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Summer Day Camp: Learn from the Past . . . Create your own Future
For the third year in a row, AAHM is hosting Summer Day Camp for children going into grades three through five. This camp is filled with exciting activities that both entertain and educate children. Although the camp is held at the Museum and managed by museum volunteer Pam King, numerous other historic agencies and organizations also contribute unique high-quality programs during the camp hours. Hot lunches are furnished as well as snacks.
Summer Camp Reservations – $25 to hold your spot! $100 per camper.Some scholarships are available! June 4-8 at the museum. Capacity is limited so don’t delay. 9-3, Monday-Friday. Call 391-6323.
Visit the Summer Camp website for more information: https://spiaahm.org/summer-camp-2018/
Recognizing this years Bicentennial of the State, the AAHM will be shining a light on some of the Illinois African Americans who made significant contributions to the development of the state, many who also shaped the course of American history. This year’s Gala will be held at the Crowne Plaza