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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Lights, Camera, Action! Join us as we look at the history of African Americans' journey to the big stage. From small theatres to Broadway, we will see where this adventure takes us! We will also be getting an acting warm up lesson from actor Elijah J. Jones! ... See MoreSee Less
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History Adventures: Lights, Camera, Action!When: Thursday, April 29, 2021Where: ow.ly/6nz950EcyTAJoin us as we look at the history of African Americans' journey to the big stage. From small theatres to Broadway, we will see where this adventure takes us! We will be creating spoon actors and actresses for you to put on your own play! ... See MoreSee Less
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From April 23rd to May 2nd, the AAMI's friends at Iowa Stage Theatre Company are running Mat Smart's "The Agitators", which tells of the enduring but tempestuous forty-five-year friendship of Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass from their 1840s meeting on. Tonight at 7 pm, using the link below, join ISTC Artistic Director Matthew McIver and Sean Donaldson, our Museum Educator, for a free conversation to learn what life was like for Iowans during this period. Then visit www.iowastage.org/the-agitators to stream the production on-demand. Save $10 on your ticket when you use code agitatorten at check-out! ... See MoreSee Less
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