Reopening Announcement

The African American Museum of Iowa is excited to announce that our doors will reopen to the public on July 10. At the time of our reopening, we will be hosting the Smithsonian traveling exhibit Voices and Votes in partnership with the Czech Village/New Bohemia Main Street District and the National Czech and Slovak Museum. As […]

History Adventures Online – Expressions of Black Art

This year we are taking our History Adventures program virtual! This annual summer program provides opportunities for students to keep learning over the summer by engaging with topics from Black history. Each Wednesday through August 12 we will post a video made by AAMI education interns Abigail Kraft and Sophie Pionek featuring stories from history […]

Easy Craft: Juneteenth Flag

Did you know that there is a special flag to celebrate the holiday Juneteenth? This holiday marks the day that the last enslaved people in the United States learned of their freedom after the Civil War. The design of the flag was first drafted in 1997. It includes the colors red, white, and blue of […]

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Explore contemporary social movements from Black Lives Matter to #MeToo before our exhibit "Unwavering: 21st Century Activism" closes on Saturday, August 7! The exhibit examines how these movements are entwined in the lives of African Americans throughout the country, with a special focus on events that have sparked activism in Iowa. You'll not only explore how technology has shaped modern movements built on the work of earlier black activists, but also have the opportunity to reflect on ways to create positive change in their own communities. Museum Hours: Thursday - Saturday, 10am - 4pmPlan your visit today: ... See MoreSee Less
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