African American Historical Museum & Cultural Center Of Iowa – Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Offering exhibits on the history of African and African Americans in the United States, with emphasis on Iowa at the Museum in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The museum explores Iowa’s black history through exhibits, educational programming, special events, a historical collection/library, and collaborations with other non-profits.
The permanent exhibit "Doorways: A History of Iowa’s African Americans" offers a journey through time. Visitors experience the roots of America’s black history in the Africa section, move through a general overview of United States African-American history, and then explore Iowa’s unique black history. This section profiles the impact of Iowa’s African Americans in the military, education, business, agriculture, law, politics, industry, sports, the arts, and significant social institutions such as church and fraternal organizations.
Hours: Monday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Sunday Closed
Location: 55 12th Ave. SE – Cedar Rapids, IA
Coming from I-380 N.—
Take the WILSON AVE SW exit- EXIT 18.
Stay STRAIGHT to go onto 3RD ST SW.
Turn RIGHT onto 16TH AVE SW.
Stay STRAIGHT to go onto 12TH AVE SW.
Coming from I-380 S.—
Take the 1ST ST E exit- EXIT 20A- toward US-151 BUSINESS / IA-94 / DOWNTOWN.
Turn LEFT onto 1ST ST NE.
Turn LEFT onto 8TH AVE SE.
Turn RIGHT onto 2ND ST SE.
Turn RIGHT onto 12TH AVE SE.