The African American Museum is situated along the Cedar River in downtown Cedar Rapids, Iowa and has been in business for 20 years. The museum offers a multitude of exhibits, tours, family, kids and educational programs involving the rich history of African Americans in the state of Iowa.
The museum has two large scale exhibits that depict the history and heritage of the African American history in the state of Iowa. Covering anything from the states first slave that was owned by William Clark and took part in the Lewis and Clark expedition, to 2000 different types of artifacts, 70 feet of archives and 200 oral histories, the educational opportunities are endless. It also includes an the Gale Sayers changing exhibit gallery, which displays a new exhibit every year.
The African American Museum of Iowa includes an enormous wealth of African American history in the state of Iowa and is the leading museum in this field in the state. There's been a lot of hard work put in from a lot of different volunteers to make the museum possible - its a must see for any civil rights history buff.