Weekly Spotlights to Stay Connected During the Pandemic, 2020-2021

The Museum staff, board members and volunteers developed many wonderful online resources to keep our members and visitors connected and engaged during the early phase of the COVID 19 pandemic.

With the advent of vaccines, a better understanding of the virus and easing of IDPH restrictions, in the spring of 2021, we opened our doors again to the public. However, the online resources that we developed during the shut down continue to be relevant and informative. We invite you to explore these resources to learn more about African American History in Springfield and Central Illinois. 

Webinar: First Black Firehouse in Springfield, Illinois

May 18th at 7:00 PM
Join the Springfield and Central Illinois African American History Museum as Kathryn Harris interviews Ken Page about the 1st Black Firehouse in Springfield.