The African American Museum was founded for the preservation and dissemination of information regarding the contributions of the individuals of African descent. Thus, as a place of culture, it provides for the community a true glimpse of the African American role in America --yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
Located in the historical Hough Community, the African American Museum is a place of learning and a place of experiencing African American culture in the heart of Cleveland.
The African American Museum is a vital part of the culture of Cleveland and an extension of the classroom. In-depth educational, resource information displayed in our exhibits offer cultural enrichment for people of all ages.
A "Work in Progress"
Think of the Museum's architectural floor plan, shape, as resembling an Ankh (the key of life). Touring, one can learn from four main exhibits, about "Ourstory."
African Past and Present
This exhibit area highlights important facts and life-styles of the people of Africa. Each of the five regions: Eastern, Northern, Western, Central and Southern Africa are represented at various points in history.
Civil Movements in America
This exhibit revisits various civil movements: from the inception of North American Slavery to the historic Million Man March.
Reflections of Black Life in Cleveland
This exhibit area highlights the life of African Americans in Cleveland. "Headliner" events in major areas of: Government, Medicine, Education, Business, Politics, etc. describes life through the years to the present.
Black Scientists and Inventors
This exhibit supported in part by NASA, highlights the achievements and contributions of African and American people whose contributions were at the center of human progress from the foundation of the world.
Although these exhibits are being developed, they are "works in progress" that provide much sustenance for cultural enrichment. As a vital part of the culture of Cleveland, the African American Museum serves as an extension of the classroom for all people. For students on school and camp field trips, we give interactive tour presentations to maximize their cultural and educational experience.
Educational exhibits for group and individual tours, and workshops is our primary focus. Special on-going activity includes:
Senior Citizen Cultural Series--2nd
Teens Current History Program--2nd Saturday
African Dance Classes--Tuesday and Thursday
Seasonal and Annual Events
* Private Rental Available
The Museum hours are:
|Tuesday-Friday||10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.|
|Saturday||11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.|
|Sunday and Monday||Closed|
|Special Events||Time Changable|
General Admission is:
|$3.00||Children 17 years and under|
Group Tours are:
|$4.00||Students 17 years and under|
Call for Calendar of Events
AAM 1765 Crawford Rd.
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
(Located between Chester and Hough Ave.)