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Community Call for Loan Objects

Do you consider yourself an activist? Have you attended protests,…

AAMI Introduces New Accessibility Programs

The African American Museum of Iowa is excited to announce…

Museum Day Tickets Now Available

Museum Day is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity…

2020 Gala Registrations Now Open!

  Registrations are now open for the 2020 History…

Juneteenth Vendor Registration Now Open

We are looking for vendors to join us for our 2020 Juneteenth…

Nikee Museum Store Holiday Sales

  Visit the Nikee Museum Store December 3 through…

Z 102.9 Community Spotlight

Earlier this month Communications Associate Jennifer Beall…

Get to Know Dr. Simon Estes

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

Meet the 2019 History Makers

  Lorinda L. Ampey is a vital leader in the community…

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

  Lorinda L. Ampey is a vital leader in the community as the Director of Programming and Outreach at the Boys & Girls Club. She is living her dream working with youth and upholding the promise she made to herself after a very traumatic school experience. Lorinda’s promise was that if she ever had the […]

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 […]