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Get to Know Dr. Simon Estes

Dr. Simon Estes will be the Lifetime Achievement Honoree at our…

Meet the 2019 History Makers

The 2019 History Makers Gala is fast approaching! This year…

Brianna Kim Celebrates Six Years at the AAMI

This month we're celebrating Brianna Kim's sixth year…

AAMI To Participate in Blue Star Museums

This summer, the African American Museum of Iowa announces it…

Juneteenth Entertainment Announcement

The AAMI is excited to announce the main stage entertainment…
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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 […]

Meet the 2019 History Makers

The 2019 History Makers Gala is fast approaching! This year we will be honoring four individuals who have made indelible impacts on their communities. Read on to learn more about these influential agents of change, and make sure to get your tickets for the Gala on October 3.   Lorinda L. Ampey is a vital […]

Brianna Kim Celebrates Six Years at the AAMI

This month we’re celebrating Brianna Kim’s sixth year as a member of the AAMI staff! Brianna joined the Museum’s team as a curator in August 2013. In that role, she curated three of our past exhibits: Behind the Beat, Products of a Creative Mind,  and Mightier than the Sword. Not only did she plan and research these […]