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July 2020

Dollar Day

July 25, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
African American Museum of Iowa, 55 12th Ave SE
Cedar Rapids , IA 52401 United States
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Stop by and see the Smithsonian traveling exhibit Voices and Votes for just $1 on July 25! Admission also includes the permanent exhibit Endless Possibilities. Please familiarize yourself with our current health and safety guidelines before visiting.

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August 2020

Cancelled: Who Was? A Story Time – Sojourner Truth

August 8, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cedar Rapids Public Library, 450 5th Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401 United States
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Free

Due to COVID-19 this event has been cancelled. We will share information about rescheduling or a virtual event when that information is available. In honor of Women's Equality, day, this month's story time will explore the life of Sojourner Truth, an anti-slavery and women's rights activist. After hearing about her inspiring life, children will have the opportunity to make an equality key chain to take home. We are partnering with the Cedar Rapids Public Library for a children's story program…

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September 2020

Cancelled: Who Was? A Story Time – Michelle Obama

September 12, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cedar Rapids Public Library, 450 5th Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401 United States
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Free

Due to COVID-19 this event has been cancelled. We will share information about rescheduling or a virtual event when that information is available. Learn about former First Lady Michelle Obama in this story time event! In honor of her Get Growing initiative, we'll be doing a hands-on microgreens activity. We are partnering with the Cedar Rapids Public Library for a children's story program based on the Who Was series of biographies. These sessions will feature a reading of a Who…

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2020 History Makers Gala

September 24, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online United States
$30

Join the African American Museum of Iowa to honor African Americans who’ve made an indelible impact as a trailblazer, change agent, legacy maker or role model in their communities. The AAMI’s only fundraiser, the annual History Makers Gala attracts guests from all over Iowa. Proceeds benefit the AAMI’s efforts to carry out its mission to preserve, exhibit, and teach the African American heritage of Iowa. This year we will be holding an online event. Stay tuned soon for more information.

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October 2020

Cancelled: Who Was? A Story Time – Barack Obama

October 10, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cedar Rapids Public Library, 450 5th Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401 United States
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Free

Due to COVID-19 this event has been cancelled. We will share information about rescheduling or a virtual event when that information is available. Explore the life of President Barack Obama in this month's story time! The reading will be followed by a voting activity. We are partnering with the Cedar Rapids Public Library for a children's story program based on the Who Was series of biographies. These sessions will feature a reading of a Who Was biography and a hands-on…

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Virtual History Presentation

October 21, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

The African American Museum of Iowa will give a presentation on Black history in Iowa at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020 via Zoom. The presentation will explore how Black history has helped shape Iowa's history. Entitled "Endless Possibilities: Iowa's African American History," those who take part will learn about Iowa being the first state in the U.S. to officially integrate its public schools in 1868, just three years after the Civil War ended. Surprised? This and so much more…

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November 2020

Jordan Weber Exhibit Unveiling

November 5, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
CSPS Hall, 1103 3rd St SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401 United States
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CSPS, in partnership with The National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library (NCSML) and the African American Museum of Iowa, will welcome a new piece of public art to Cedar Rapids this November. Jordan Weber, a Des Moines-based multidisciplinary artist and activist, will unveil his new exhibition to the community on Thursday, November 5. This public event, hosted by NCSML with support from ACT, Inc., will be held outside CSPS Hall on Thursday November 5th at 5:30PM. Social distancing and…

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Cancelled: Who Was? A Story Time – George Washington Carver

November 14, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cedar Rapids Public Library, 450 5th Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401 United States
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Free

Due to COVID-19 this event has been cancelled. We will share information about rescheduling or a virtual event when that information is available. Come learn about scientist and inventor George Washington Carver and take part in an activity that will give you the chance to test your own inventor skills. We are partnering with the Cedar Rapids Public Library for a children's story program based on the Who Was series of biographies. These sessions will feature a reading of a…

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December 2020

Cancelled: Who Was? A Story Time – Harriet Tubman

December 12, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cedar Rapids Public Library, 450 5th Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401 United States
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Due to COVID-19 this event has been cancelled. We will share information about rescheduling or a virtual event when that information is available. Explore Harriet Tubman's amazing life helping enslaved people escape to freedom. After the reading, take part in a strategy game. We are partnering with the Cedar Rapids Public Library for a children's story program based on the Who Was series of biographies. These sessions will feature a reading of a Who Was biography and a hands-on activity…

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January 2021

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – $1 Admission

January 18 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
African American Museum of Iowa, 55 12th Ave SE
Cedar Rapids , IA 52401 United States
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$1

Join us for our annual MLK Day celebration! Your $1 admission (free for members and children under 5) gives you access to both of our  current exhibits, Endless Possibilities and Unwavering: 21st Century Activism. We want to provide a safe visitor experience during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Please note that all visitors over the age of two are required to wear a face covering and capacity in all areas of the Museum is currently limited. Read more about our current visitor health…

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