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African American Historical Museum and Cultural Center of Iowa

The African American Historical Museum and Cultural Center of Iowa presents African American life—both modern and historical—within the state of Iowa. Collections consist of more than 1,600 artifacts.

The museum offers exhibits; guided tours; self-guided tours; adult, preschool, elementary, middle school, and high school workshops; summer camps; an interactive living history program for students; Scout programs; outreach programs; traveling trunks; distance learning classes; non-circulating research library access; traveling exhibits; and an oral history project in which children are trained to conduct interviews. Guided tours must consist of 15 or more visitors. Two weeks advance notice is required to schedule guided tours. Please call ahead to ensure space if you plan on taking a self-guided tour. The website offers an educator's guide, a website scavenger hunt, and virtual exhibits.