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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NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS.For more information and details please visit :ow.ly/JRv950DLGGgThe African American Museum of Iowa is pleased to accept submissions for a banner project that recognizes and honors African American Iowans who are current or former members of the United States Armed Forces. The project is intended to recognize and show appreciation for African American veterans and military personnel and their families who have ties to the state of Iowa. Banners will display a photo of the service person, as well as their name, branch, and dates of service. This project has been made possible by a generous contribution from the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust. ... See MoreSee Less
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Tomorrow Join the AAMI and NewBo City Market for the next installment focused on democracy– more specifically, how our democracy's central ideals have been true and untrue since the outset, especially for people of color.( This event will be in-person, masked and socially-distanced)WHERE: NewBo City MarketWHEN: Friday, February 26th 7:00pm Register: ow.ly/iRPQ50DI2du ... See MoreSee Less
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Today we will be learning about African American style, fashion, and costume design throughout history. We will also be doing a fun and exciting flip book activity where you can become a designer and create your own styles! You can find the template here: www.firstpalette.com/printable/body-flipbook.html ... See MoreSee Less
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Timeline PhotosOn Tuesday, Revival Theatre Company announced a special partnership with the African American Museum of Iowa, re-releasing our 2018 forum on RAGTIME. A special introduction will be by Celine Fender, Program & Outreach Coordinator of the African American Museum of Iowa, and include musical numbers from RTC's production of RAGTIME.Check out the re-released forum on February 25-28 on our YouTube page! ... See MoreSee Less
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Join the AAMI and NewBo City Market Market for the next installment focused on democracy– more specifically, how our democracy's central ideals have been true and untrue since the outset, especially for people of color.( This event will be in-person, masked, and socially-distanced)WHERE: NewBo City MarketWHEN: Friday, February 26th, 7:00pm ... See MoreSee Less
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