The African/African American Historical Society Museum is dedicated to the preservation and promotion of African and African American histories and cultures. It features the largest collection of original African art—over 130 works—in northeast Indiana. These include wooden statues, spears, shields, masks, drums, and other musical instruments. The museum, which is located in an old twenty-room house built in 1890, was founded by its Executive Director Dr. John Aden. The first floor contains the art and the other rooms are dedicated to specific topics including sports, firsts in the community (i.e. the first black men and women police officers), and accomplished local African American figures. The museum was founded in 1999.