Evansville African American Museum
Founded in 1999, the Evansville African American Museum is dedicated to preserving and educating the public about the African American experience in Evansville and the rest of the country. To this end, the museum explores the "history and traditions of African American families, organizations, and communities." The museum's exhibits explore what life was like for Evansville's African Americans in the 20th century. Numerous items are on display including clothing, photographs, radios, and sporting equipment. A number of exhibits describes the lives of notable figures such as musician and record producer Timmy Thomas (b. 1944) who is a native of Evansville. There are also traveling exhibits and gallery space for local artists to display their work.
Backstory and Context
Blackford, Nathan. "Museum honors Evansville’s African-American community." Evansville Living. January/February 2015. http://www.evansvilleliving.com/articles/preserving-history.
"Evansville Workshop Focuses on Revitalizing Historic African American Places." Indiana Landmarks. Accessed March 24, 2019. https://www.indianalandmarks.org/2017/08/evansville-workshop-focuses-revitalizing-historic-african-american-places.
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