Black Archives Museum of St. Joseph

Black Archives Museum of St. Joseph The Black Archives Museum of St. Joseph exhibits African American history in St. Joseph.
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Founded in 1991 by Jewell Robinson as the Knea-Von Black Archives, the Black Archives Museum of St. Joseph exhibits the history of the African Americans in St. Joseph. In 2001, the Black Archives Museum became a member museum of the St. Joseph Museums, Inc.

12/15/2019
St Joseph Museums Inc.

St Joseph Museums Inc.

Oh snow! We are closing early today at 3:30 due to the weather and road conditions. Stay safe out there!

https://www.stjosephmuseum.org/events
12/11/2019

https://www.stjosephmuseum.org/events

Do you know a budding entrepreneur? Are they between 5th and 12th grade?
This afternoon groups of students will work together to come up with a product the community needs, develop a mini marketing plan, and pitch their ideas to our "investors." At the end of the afternoon the groups will have time to discuss the pros and cons of all pitches. FREE ADMISSION https://www.stjosephmuseum.org/events

In honor of Black History Month, the Black Archives Museum Hall of Fame annually welcomes two new inductees.  The Black ...
12/10/2019

In honor of Black History Month, the Black Archives Museum Hall of Fame annually welcomes two new inductees. The Black Archives Museum Hall of Fame showcases the achievements and contributions of St. Joseph’s Black community members and organizations. The museum is currently seeking nominations for the 2020 Hall of Fame. Nominees must have made a lasting and significant positive impact on the St. Joseph community as a whole (economic impact, civic involvement, inspirational contributions, and educational contributions) and have made major contributions in the cultural, sports, and/or civic areas.

New inductees are chosen by the Black Archives Museum committee members and former inductees after nominations are received from members of the community. Jewell Robinson, the founder of the original Knea-Von Black Archives, and his wife Geraldine, were the first inductees. In the following years, Helen and Ramadhan Washington, Earnestine Blakley, Jerry Cooper, Alonzo Weston, Joyce Starr, Dr. William and Lois Hedge, Rep. Martin T. and LaVell Rucker, Pastor Louis and Rev. Connie Monroe, Leo Blakley, Leechia Jones, Rev. James and Mrs. Cozetta Foster, Dorothy Blakley and Charles Triplett, Rev. Robert and Kimberly Warren, Virginia Glass and Gary Wilkinson, Sheila and Kenzie Gilbert, Drew Brown, Louise Cooper, LaDawndra Robbs, and the St. Joseph Hoyas have been inducted.

To request a form, please send an e-mail request to [email protected]. Nomination forms may also be picked up at the museum office, 3406 Frederick Avenue, and found on the St. Joseph Museums and Black Archives Museum pages. The deadline for nominations is January 28, 2019. Nomination forms must be postmarked no later than January 28, 2019, and can be mailed to the Black Archives Museum, PO Box 8096, St. Joseph, Missouri, 64508, or dropped off at the St. Joseph Museums, 3406 Frederick Avenue.

The public is also cordially invited to the 2020 Black Archives Hall of Fame Induction on February 27, 2020. It will be held at the Black Archives Museum, 3406 Frederick Ave., from 5 to 7 p.m., with the induction itself taking place at 5:30 p.m. Admission is free. Refreshments will be served and reservations are not required. Please call 816-232-8471 for more information or visit stjosephmuseum.org/events.

12/08/2019
St Joseph Museums Inc.

Restricted Section Sunday!

Tootle Basin, "Doulton Burslem England. Royles Patent Toilet Aquarius" 19x10x14 inches. The usual set consisted of this type of warmer water jug, a cast iron stand, a wash basin, and a soap dish. The last image is a page from a 1894 catalogue illustrating the toilet aquarius.

Educational programming, exhibit creation, preserving the past, and connecting the future are all areas that benefit fro...
12/03/2019

Educational programming, exhibit creation, preserving the past, and connecting the future are all areas that benefit from this Giving Tuesday.

Giving Tuesday has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity going into the holiday season. Nonprofits like our museums would not be here without this generous attitude. Giving Tuesday is a great reminder, but support is needed year round. Everyone has something to give. What can you give? To give your time as a volunteer please contact us at 816-232-8471.

St Joseph Museums Inc.
12/01/2019

St Joseph Museums Inc.

Today is Museum Shop Sunday! Come in today for your retail therapy session, you'd be crazy not to do your holiday shopping here. We can help you find the perfect gift, whether it is something nice for mom or something naughty for a secret Santa. #shoplocal #shopsmall #museumshopsunday

St Joseph Museums Inc.
11/18/2019

St Joseph Museums Inc.

Join H2JO and the Smithsonian YES Stories Water / Ways project tomorrow from 4-6 at Remington Nature Center to learn from Craig Carlson, Superintendent of the Missouri American Water Plant, about where our water comes from and Georgeanne Bowman, Stormwater Coordinator for the City of St. Joseph, about where the water goes after we use it or a storm comes through. This is a free program and open to the public to attend.

NEW Restricted Section Sunday posts!! Watch for updates, you never know what we will pull out of the vault next!
11/10/2019

NEW Restricted Section Sunday posts!! Watch for updates, you never know what we will pull out of the vault next!

Stop by this afternoon from 2-4! Dia de Los Muertos and other ancestor celebrations presentation and a showing of Disney...
11/03/2019

Stop by this afternoon from 2-4! Dia de Los Muertos and other ancestor celebrations presentation and a showing of Disney Pixar's Coco. We're dying to see you! 💙❤🧡💛💜💚 $5 per child, activities and snacks provided.

The 1619 Project
08/23/2019
The 1619 Project

The 1619 Project

American slavery began 400 years ago this month. This is referred to as the country’s original sin, but it is more than that: It is the country’s true origin.

07/25/2019
Black Archives Museum of St. Joseph
07/03/2019

Black Archives Museum of St. Joseph

As Independence Day approaches, we just wanted to remind everyone that the Black Archives Museum will be closed on Thursday, July 4, 2019. We will re-open on Friday, July 5.

Have a fun and safe holiday!!

As Independence Day approaches, we just wanted to remind everyone that the Black Archives Museum will be closed on Thurs...
06/28/2019

As Independence Day approaches, we just wanted to remind everyone that the Black Archives Museum will be closed on Thursday, July 4, 2019. We will re-open on Friday, July 5.

Have a fun and safe holiday!!

A Foodie Influencer Explores the Best Bars and Restaurants in St. Joseph, MO
06/12/2019
A Foodie Influencer Explores the Best Bars and Restaurants in St. Joseph, MO

A Foodie Influencer Explores the Best Bars and Restaurants in St. Joseph, MO

A food influencer road trips from Kansas City, MO, to St. Joseph, MO, and tastes his way through the best bars and restaurants in St. Joseph. Read about his experience at St. Joseph restaurants including Café Belle Epoque and St. Joseph bars including Tigers Den Bookstore and Bar.

75 years ago, as men and materiel were landing in Normandy, the war continued in the Pacific.  St. Joseph resident, Lawr...
06/06/2019

75 years ago, as men and materiel were landing in Normandy, the war continued in the Pacific. St. Joseph resident, Lawrence Banks was serving with the U.S. Army Quartermaster Corps delivering supplies along the Burma Road. He joined the Army in 1942.

We would like to thank all those that served in World War II for their service, their sacrifice, their courage, and their honor.

05/26/2019

The Black Archives Museum will be closed Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, 2019.

We will be closed April 21, 2019, for Easter.  Happy Easter, everyone!
04/20/2019

We will be closed April 21, 2019, for Easter. Happy Easter, everyone!

Missouri Association for Museums and Archives
04/01/2019
Missouri Association for Museums and Archives

Missouri Association for Museums and Archives

The Missouri Humanities Council will sponsor a paid Diversity in the Field Internship at the St. Joseph Museums this summer.

The internship will provide opportunities in interpretation, educational programming, exhibit design, marketing, collections management, and non-profit business management.

The intern will work approximately 20 hours per week between May 29 and August 9, 2019. The selected applicant will receive a $1500 stipend.

The program will focus on one of two areas:

· Research of the Harry L. George Native American Collection and the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA)

· Research of African American businesses in St. Joseph for an upcoming exhibit for the Black Archives Museum.

To Apply:
https://mama.wildapricot.org/event-3335015

Would your museum or archives like to host an intern in the fall? Let us know.

If you have questions, please email Sara Wilson at [email protected].

St Joseph Museums Inc.
03/15/2019

St Joseph Museums Inc.

Join us for all the details on a relaxing and inspiring cruise on the romantic Rhine, Europe’s longest river! The castles along the Rhine so impressed William and Eliza Wyeth that they asked St. Joseph architect E. J. Eckel to design their 1879 home, now called the Wyeth-Tootle Mansion, to resemble one. Matt Greenwaldt, a Mayflower Tours representative, will share the details on how you can see the beauty of the area for yourself on a trip which leaves on September 23, 2020. Highlights include excursions to the Black Forest, Mt. Pilatus, many historic cities and castles, 23 meals, and much more. Find out how to receive free airfare during the presentation, which takes place at 5:30 p.m. at the St. Joseph Museum, 3406 Frederick Avenue, on April 4. Admission to the program is free. No reservations are required to attend.

2019 Black Archives Museum Hall of Fame inductees - LaDawndra Robbs & the St. Joe Hoyas. Congratulations!!! Thank you al...
03/01/2019

2019 Black Archives Museum Hall of Fame inductees - LaDawndra Robbs & the St. Joe Hoyas. Congratulations!!! Thank you all so much for what you do!

Join us as we honor the 2019 Black Archives Museum Hall of Fame Honorees - LaDawndra Robbs and the St. Joe Hoyas!  It al...
02/27/2019

Join us as we honor the 2019 Black Archives Museum Hall of Fame Honorees - LaDawndra Robbs and the St. Joe Hoyas! It all happens Thursday, February 28, 5-7 p.m., with the ceremony taking place at 5:30 p.m. at the St. Joseph Museums, Inc., 3406 Frederick Avenue.

02/20/2019

Due to this seemingly never ending winter, the Black Archives Museum will be closed today, Wednesday, Feb. 20. Stay safe everyone!

(Never trusting a groundhog again...)

02/11/2019

The Museum will be closed today, Monday, Feb. 11, 2019. Stay warm and be careful on the ice.

02/06/2019

We are closing today at 1:30 p.m. due to ice. Please take care everyone!
Please come see us when the weather permits!

01/23/2019

Due to weather conditions, the Black Archives Museum will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, Jan. 23.
Everyone stay warm & safe!!

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday...
01/21/2019

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday...

St Joseph Museums Inc.
01/19/2019

St Joseph Museums Inc.

We are making some great moments at Family Fun Time with the United Way of Greater St. Joseph. Come on down.

01/12/2019

Hey all...We are closed today due to the snow. Everyone stay safe & if you have to get out, be careful!

St Joseph Museums Inc.
01/11/2019

St Joseph Museums Inc.

We are excited to partner with United Way of Greater St. Joseph to present the Imaginarium Hands-On Learning Activities for Families on Saturday, January 19th from 10-11:30. There will be live music, dancing, colors, architecture and building, space playdough, and transportation themed projects. We hope you and your little humans can join us!

Hey everyone! We are closed today & tomorrow for the New Year's holiday. May you all have a safe holiday!!Happy New Year...
12/31/2018

Hey everyone! We are closed today & tomorrow for the New Year's holiday. May you all have a safe holiday!!

Happy New Year!!

We are closed Christmas Eve & Christmas Day, but will re-open December 26.We wish all of you a Merry Christmas!!
12/24/2018

We are closed Christmas Eve & Christmas Day, but will re-open December 26.

We wish all of you a Merry Christmas!!

We will be open this weekend before Christmas, so be sure to stop by and see us!!We will be CLOSED on Christmas Eve & Ch...
12/21/2018

We will be open this weekend before Christmas, so be sure to stop by and see us!!

We will be CLOSED on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day.

Doris "Dorie" Miller was an American Messman Third Class in the United States Navy. On December 7, 1941, Miller was a cr...
12/07/2018

Doris "Dorie" Miller was an American Messman Third Class in the United States Navy. On December 7, 1941, Miller was a crewman aboard the battleship USS West Virginia. After serving breakfast mess, he was collecting laundry when the first of nine torpedoes hit the ship. When the "Battle Stations" alarm went off, Miller headed for his battle station, an anti-aircraft battery magazine amidship, only to discover that a torpedo had destroyed it.

He then reported himself available for other duty. LCDR Doir C. Johnson ordered Miller to accompany him to the bridge to assist with moving the ship's captain, Mervyn Bennion, who was severely wounded. Miller and another sailor lifted the captain and, unable to remove him from the bridge, carried him from his exposed position on the damaged bridge to a sheltered spot behind the conning tower.

LT Frederic H. White ordered Miller to help him and ENS Victor Delano load the unmanned #1 and #2 anti-aircraft machine guns. Miller was not familiar with the weapon, but White and Delano instructed him on how to operate it. Delano expected Miller to feed ammunition to one gun, but Delano's attention was diverted, and when he looked again, Miller was firing one of the guns. White then loaded ammunition into both guns and assigned Miller the starboard gun.

Miller fired the gun until he ran out of ammunition. He was then ordered to help carry the captain up to the navigation bridge out of the thick oily smoke generated by the many fires on and around the ship. When the attack finally lessened, Miller helped move injured sailors through oil and water to the quarterdeck, thereby "unquestionably saving the lives of a number of people who might otherwise have been lost."

For his actions, Miller was awarded several medals, including the Navy Cross, becoming the first African American to receive this citation. Nearly two years after Pearl Harbor, he was killed in action when Liscome Bay was sunk by during the Battle of Makin. - From Wikipedia

11/27/2018

Okay, so this just happened... KCPL was able to fix the transformer, so the power is back on. Yay!! AND the lot has been opened, which means we will be, too!

We open at 10! Come see us!

11/27/2018

Hey everyone...thanks to the storm, we only have partial power, including no heat! The parking lot is also still VERY icy. As a result, we will be closed today (Tuesday, Nov. 27).

We are so sorry for the inconvenience and we hope to be back up and running soon!

11/26/2018

The Black Archives Museum will be closed tomorrow (Monday) November 26 due to conditions caused by Sunday's snowstorm.
We apologize for any inconvenience.

Stay warm & safe everyone!!

We will be closed Nov. 22 for Thanksgiving, but we will be open on the 23rd!  Stop by and see us!HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!
11/21/2018

We will be closed Nov. 22 for Thanksgiving, but we will be open on the 23rd! Stop by and see us!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!

On November 11, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. the world will mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. Since this Vete...
10/29/2018
Bells of Peace - Resources - World War I Centennial

On November 11, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. the world will mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.

Since this Veterans Day, November 11, 2018, is the centennial of “the day peace broke out”, it has an extra special meaning and commemorations will take place across the country and world.

As part of this special Veterans Day, the U.S. World War I Centennial Commission is promoting a commemorative initiative known as the “Bells of Peace.” Individuals, communities, and businesses are encouraged to mark the centennial by ringing bells slowly 21 times at 11:00 a.m. local time.

If you do not have a bell, you can render the salute by other means, including gongs, bicycle bells, wind chimes, etc., and yes, there is an app for this event – download the Bells of Peace app in either Google Play or the Apple App Store. https://www.worldwar1centennial.org/index.php/567-ace/5056-yourace-participation-app.html

We hope you will join us in honoring those who fought and died in World War I, and those veterans who have fought for our freedom, as well as those who have given “their last full measure of devotion.” (Gettysburg Address, November 19, 1863) #BellsofPeace

https://www.worldwar1centennial.org/index.php/546-events/bell-tolling/bells-of-peace/4559-bells-of-peace-resources.html

Official site of the United States World War One Centennial Commission. In WW1 nearly 5 million men & women joined the US military (116,516 died, 204,002 wounded). They deserve their own memorial.

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3406 Frederick Ave
Saint Joseph, MO
64506

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 13:00 - 17:00

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(816) 232-8471

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