Look, learn and discover artifacts that showcase the African American Museum of Iowa’s mission, history, and themes. We curate and make exhibits available for the public benefit.


Preview the African American Museum of Iowa’s exhibits. Museum exhibits help you gain a better understanding of culture and heritage of our state. Plan your visit to see:

Museum Collection

The museum collection of unique objects is an important resource. It provides valuable historical information about processes, events, and interactions among African American people in Iowa.

Online Collection Database

Learn more about the museum’s collection through our online collection database.

Collection Donations

If you are interested in donating an object related to the African American experience in Iowa, view our collection donation criteria.