Springfield & Central Illinois African-American History Museum
Springfield's Home for African-American History
Admission to the museum is $5 for adults, $3 for children and seniors. 

The museum is located on the second floor at 521 East Washington in Springfield, Illinois. We are two blocks SW of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, directly north of the Old State Capitol, and two blocks east of the Amtrak Train Station. 

Open every Wednesday and Saturday from 10 AM to 4 PM.
Extended hours and individual tours available on request.

Contact Information
The museum can be contacted at 217.528.2725 or email us at siaahf@yahoo.com. 

Current and Upcoming Events
Check our News & Events page for a complete calendar.

October 24, 2013  SAVE THE DATE!!
Second Annual Gala for the Springfield and Central Illinois African American History Museum
The Gala will be held at Springfield's downtown Hilton (7th and Adams).  A reception at 6:00 will be followed by dinner at 7:00.  This year's theme "The Harlem Renaissance" will be celebrated with jazz musicians, vendors, a silent auction, and an art show.  Don't miss this opportunity to support the museum while enjoying a great evening!  For more information or to make reservations, call the museum.

June 27-August 30, 2013  EXTENDED!!
"The President's Men: Black U.S. Marshals in America" 
     The history of the U.S. Marshal Service is little known to most Americans and its connection to African American history even less so.  This exhibit honors the legacy of Black U.S. Marshals and captures the stories of their prestigious careers.  Come learn about these men and women, all presidential appointees, who serve and have served at the top of law enforcement.

April 25-June 22, 2013  EXTENDED!
 "Honoring the Black Church from Slavery to Freedom"

    Come and learn about the struggles and triumphs of the early black church in Central Illinois.  Senior and youth groups admitted free on Wednesdays with advance registration. 
2013, all year
Capital Drive to raise $100,000. Pledge a dollar a day. No hassles. Automatic withdrawal. 
Check out these resources before your next visit to the museum: 
Doc Helm Exhibit Guide & Questionnaire
US Marshals Exhibit Guide
Nearby Attractions & Amenities

Support the museum: 
The museum is a fully volunteer museum that runs on the support of our members, donors, and volunteers. Please donate below or visit our Support Us page to find out other ways to support the museum. 

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