Jul
28
Sun
African American Remembrance Day
Jul 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

African American Remembrance Day
Oak Ridge Cemetery “Colored Section” Presentation
Free and open to the public
Sunday July 28, 2019 at 4 p.m., rain or shine

The tour will be led by Springfield historian, Richard E. Hart who says:
“Many of the African Americans buried in this beautiful section of Oak Ridge Cemetery have descendants still living in the Springfield community. Some of those buried here were friends of Abraham Lincoln. Several were Underground Railroad conductors. One led Lincoln’s horse in his 1865 funeral procession. One was Lincoln’s friend and boot maker who was executed in the 1908 race riot. Aunt Jane Pellam was Lincoln’s friend and neighbor. These and more are buried here in a most historic section of this cemetery.”

Meet at The African American History Museum, 1440 Monument Ave. Springfield, IL 62702 (at the entrance to the cemetery) at 4 p.m. and we will cavalcade to the location in the Cemetery. Bring a lawn chair and umbrella if you would like. Drinks and Snacks will be provided.

Link to flyer for printing and sharing

Oct
6
Sun
“A Walk Through Oak Ridge Cemetery”
Oct 6 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
A Walk Through Oak Ridge Cemetery
Oct 6 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

A Walk Through Oak Ridge Cemetery

The Museum takes part in this Sangamon County Historical Society annual event

Oct
10
Thu
Annual Fundraising Gala
Oct 10 @ 6:00 pm

 

8th Annual Gala

6:00 pm Reception/ Silent Auction

7:00 pm Dinner

The Springfield and Central Illinois African American History Museum (AAHM) is proud to present its 8th Annual Fundraising Gala. This event will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL, on October 10, 2019 beginning with a reception and silent auction at 6:00 p.m. followed by dinner/program at 7:00 p.m.