Programs and Events
All public events and programs have been cancelled until further notice. Our annual Juneteenth celebration will take place virtually June 15 through 20. Details about this virtual event will be posted on the Juneteenth webpage and our social media channels. We will post any announcements about rescheduled events at a later date. Private tours and rentals are suspended until further notice.
AAMI staff will be primarily working from home during our closure. If you need to contact a staff member, please do so by using their business email address. We discourage calling or leaving voicemails at this time, as it may be difficult for staff to respond to calls.
Engaging With the Museum
During our closing we plan to make digital resources available to the public. We plan to create digital programming and will make announcements on our website and social media channels when those programs are available.
During our closing, the AAMI team will evaluate the steps needed to ensure that our facility is safe upon reopening.
COVID-19 Health Risk
Community spread has been detected in Iowa. Confirmed cases in Iowa can be tracked at the Iowa Department of Public Health website. While reports indicate that risk for individuals under 60 without pre-existing conditions is low, it is important to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Taking appropriate mitigation measures is essential in order to reduce the burden on our healthcare system and ensure that those who need treatment will be able to receive it. Even if you are at low risk as an individual, engaging in social distancing can help to protect members of your community at a higher risk.
All individuals are being asked to engage in common preventative measures such as covering your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your upper arm/elbow, cleaning your hands frequently with soap and water, and containing germs by staying home when ill. In addition to these precautions, all Iowans are being encouraged to stay home unless you need to leave for essential travel, such as to purchase food or to receive essential medical care. If you think that you have been exposed to COVID-19, please follow the instructions provided by the Iowa Department of Public Health and do
It is normal to feel some anxiety about a new virus, and the Iowa Department of Public Health has posted suggestions for dealing with that anxiety. The AAMI would like to encourage our patrons to take reasonable preventive measures and to look for information from reputable sources.
Center for Disease Control
COVID-19 in Iowa
Iowa Department of Public Health
Linn County Public Health
World Health Organization