The Springfield and Central Illinois African American History Museum (AAHM) will hold its 8th Annual Fundraising Gala, Honoring Our Heritage, on Thursday October 10, 2019 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, in Springfield. A Reception and Silent Auction will begin at 6:00 pm and dinner will be served at 7:00 pm.
The theme for this event is, “Celebrating Organizations That Support and Empower the Black Community by Paying It Forward.” Illinois African Americans have a long, extensive history of significant and momentous contributions, achievements, and activism. The 2019 special honorees will be recognized for their many contributions. They are organizations that have made significant contributions to our community, and the African American Community and/or the Springfield Illinois Central Illinois African American History Museum in particular. The Honorees are: Frontiers International, Springfield Club; Lincoln Home National Historic Site; Union Baptist Church; and Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Illinois. To purchase tickets contact the Museum at 217-391-6323 or go to the Museum’s website at http://www.spiaahm.org.