Entries by Jennifer Beall

Community Call for Loan Objects

Do you consider yourself an activist? Have you attended protests, created a piece of artwork, or been part of a group making change in your community? The AAMI is looking for objects (buttons, signs, t-shirts, hats, stickers, artwork, etc.) and photographs documenting the black experience in modern activism including BLM, sports protest, MeToo movement, and […]

African American Medical Pioneers

While we are closed in response to the spread of COVID-19, we want to ensure that our educational resources remain available to the public. Over the next few weeks, we will be sharing information from our exhibits and archives. For our first post during this time, we thought that it would be appropriate to share […]

AAMI Introduces New Accessibility Programs

The African American Museum of Iowa is excited to announce two new partnerships that will increase accessibility to the Museum for people of all backgrounds. Through the Museums for All and Adventure Pass programs, we will be able to offer free and reduced admission to members of the Cedar Rapids community and beyond who may […]

Museum Day Tickets Now Available

Museum Day is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. The Museum Day ticket provides free admission for two people on Saturday, April 4, 2020. To obtain your free pass, register at the Museum […]

Juneteenth Vendor Registration Now Open

We are looking for vendors to join us for our 2020 Juneteenth celebration at NewBo City Market! Space for this event will be limited, so vendor applications will be reviewed on a first-come-first-serve basis. If you would like to participate, please fill out the form below. Any questions may be directed to LaNisha Cassell. Loading…

Nikee Museum Store Holiday Sales

  Visit the Nikee Museum Store December 3 through January 4 for special weekly savings! Week of December 3 10% Off All Books, T-Shirts, & Mugs Week of December 10 20% Off All Cards, Stationary, & Ornaments Week of December 17 25% Off All Batik & Jewelry December 26-28 25% Off All Figurines, Wall Art, […]

Z 102.9 Community Spotlight

Earlier this month Communications Associate Jennifer Beall did a Community Spotlight interview with Z 102.9’s Eric Hanson. Listen below to learn about our upcoming October events! This interview originally aired on Sunday, September 22.

Get to Know Dr. Simon Estes

Dr. Simon Estes will be the Lifetime Achievement Honoree at our annual History Makers Gala on October 3. Get your tickets today to be part of this special event. Born in Centerville, Iowa, in 1932, Dr. Simon Estes first singing experience came at age eight when he performed with the choir in Centerville’s Second Baptist […]