TKAAM - The Kansas African American Museum

TKAAM - The Kansas African American Museum The Kansas African American Museum endeavors to make the African American experience relevant and resonant to every Kansan.
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The Kansas African American Museum endeavors to make the African American experience relevant and resonant to every Kansan. From an annual MLK Celebration to A Tribute to Trailblazers, we offer something for everyone. Once a month we host a program for seniors called “Senior Wednesday.” The program is typically tied to current exhibits. These days, designed for active seniors in our community, and are a great way to involve them in our history programming. There are great opportunities to volunteer at TKAAM, from a few hours a week to special events. We welcome your enthusiasm. "Soar Saturdays” provides fun and educational opportunities for the entire family, on the first through the fourth Saturday of each month.

Mission: To make the African American experience relevant and resonant to EVERY Kansan.

TKAAM - The Kansas African American Museum and Tabernacle Bible Church Wichita co hosted the This Is Love Documentary sc...
02/13/2020

TKAAM - The Kansas African American Museum and Tabernacle Bible Church Wichita co hosted the This Is Love Documentary screening on Sunday, Feb. 9 at Tabernacle Church. According to swayuniverse.com THIS IS LOVE is a feature music documentary that follows obscure soul singer Rudy Love, whose experience in the music industry over the decades encapsulates a quintessential struggle of African American artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. Rudy Love is an unsung legend, whose created hits for Ray Charles, Little Richard, and Isaac Hayes, and whose music is behind the samples of Jay Z, Prodigy, and Dilated Peoples, among many others.

02/11/2020
Visit Wichita

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TKAAM - The Kansas African American Museum #WeAreCulture

Celebrate Black History Month in Wichita | Wichita has a rich African American culture. It's home to the first African American to win an Oscar and the location of one of the first lunch counter sit-ins for equality, and that history goes all the way back to the start of the city! Some of the first settlers to Wichita were African American. This history is celebrated at TKAAM - The Kansas African American Museum in Wichita, where they just launched a new interactive experience for people to explore historical places around the city.

02/11/2020

The broom stands even on slanted floors! Visit our Heritage Gift Shop and get your #WeAreCulture t-shirts!

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02/05/2020

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Don't forget to come to First Friday...This Friday, February 7!!! If you need additional information please contact Jose...
02/03/2020

Don't forget to come to First Friday...This Friday, February 7!!! If you need additional information please contact Joseph Shepard or TKAAM - The Kansas African American Museum

Join us here at The Kansas African American Museum with the Eta Beta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. from 5:30pm- 7pm on Friday, Feb. 7th for First Friday! Enjoy wine, finger foods, good company and take a look at the current exhibition: “My Love, My Dream, My 40 Year Journey”, which showcases the masterfully detailed artwork of Charles Davis. See you there!

Join us here at The Kansas African American Museum with the Eta Beta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. f...
01/27/2020

Join us here at The Kansas African American Museum with the Eta Beta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. from 5:30pm- 7pm on Friday, Feb. 7th for First Friday! Enjoy wine, finger foods, good company and take a look at the current exhibition: “My Love, My Dream, My 40 Year Journey”, which showcases the masterfully detailed artwork of Charles Davis. See you there!

01/23/2020
TKAAM We Are Culture

Here's our focus for 2020 #WeAreCulture. The Kansas African American Museum provides a culminating experience of people, pride and place. We celebrate the richness of the African American experience and its indelible influence on American culture, tradition and language that continue to define our country today. We are MORE than the housing of collections. We provide a space to explore, reflect and remind us all of our interconnectedness!
#WeAreCULTURE #TKAAM2020

The Kansas African American Museum is the premier place where communities come to learn about or tell the Kansas African...
01/23/2020

The Kansas African American Museum is the premier place where communities come to learn about or tell the Kansas African American story

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01/19/2020

The Collective

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Dr. Dawn Pleas is the Sr. Wednesday speaker. She’s sharing from the thought “Born of MLK & Nina Simone”
01/15/2020

Dr. Dawn Pleas is the Sr. Wednesday speaker. She’s sharing from the thought “Born of MLK & Nina Simone”

01/15/2020

This is happening now TKAAM- 601 N. Water come join us! ONLY $4 per person and FREE for members! Happy birthday Dr. King

We are just a few days away from our MLK, Jr. celebration on Saturday, Jan. 18 at 6pm at Chapel Hill UMC, 1550 N. Chapel...
01/12/2020

We are just a few days away from our MLK, Jr. celebration on Saturday, Jan. 18 at 6pm at Chapel Hill UMC, 1550 N. Chapel Hill! Buttons are available at QT Kellogg/Broadway, QT Kellogg/Hillside, QT Broadway/Murdock, P&P Seed and Bait Co., 1901 E 21st St N, Wichita, KS 67214 and of course at the Kansas African American Museum 601 N Water St! Need more information call 316.262.7651

01/09/2020

Join The Kansas African American Museum on Wednesday, Jan. 15 at 1:30pm for our Senior Wednesday Dr. King celebration! Dr. Dawn Elena Pleas is our Senior Wednesday speaker.

Happy Birthday Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.! Join the Kansas African American Museum at  601 N. Water St. Wichita, KS, as...
01/09/2020

Happy Birthday Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.! Join the Kansas African American Museum at 601 N. Water St. Wichita, KS, as we celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. King on his birthday, Wednesday, Jan. 15 from 1:30-2:30pm the cost is $4 per person and FREE for members. Our guest speaker is Dr. Dawn Pleas, Vice President of Retention and Student Success Special Assistant to the President for Community Engagement Southwestern College in Winfield.

Dr. Pleas is sharing from the thought “Born of MLK and Nina Simone”.

The Kansas African American Museum Presents: "Our Heritage, Our Hope" on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020 6pm-8pm at Chapel Hill ...
01/02/2020

The Kansas African American Museum Presents: "Our Heritage, Our Hope" on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020 6pm-8pm at Chapel Hill UMC, 1550 N. Chapel Hill. We are honored to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with an uplifting event focusing on his message that speaks to Our Heritage, Our Hope and the connection between all of us! Our featured guests include: Mayor Elect Brandon Whipple, Rev. Junius B. Dotson, General Secretary of Discipleship Ministries Nashville, TN. local musical guests are The Collective & Heart Of Christ UMC Praise Team and more. Need a button? Visit the Kansas African American Museum, 601 N. Water. or call us at 262-7651.

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12/27/2019

TKAAM - The Kansas African American Museum's cover photo

Tonight is the opening reception for Mr. Charles Davis' exhibition from 5p-7p. It's free so come enjoy the food and cele...
12/06/2019

Tonight is the opening reception for Mr. Charles Davis' exhibition from 5p-7p. It's free so come enjoy the food and celebrate the artist Charles Davis.

Don’t forget! The deadline is quickly approaching to submit artwork for this exhibition! You can make your submissions a...
12/04/2019

Don’t forget! The deadline is quickly approaching to submit artwork for this exhibition! You can make your submissions at tkaamuseum.org. Send all questions and inquiries to [email protected]!

Join Us Tuesday December 3rd for Giving Tuesday 2019 and support programming, community enrichment and exhibitions at Th...
12/02/2019

Join Us Tuesday December 3rd for Giving Tuesday 2019 and support programming, community enrichment and exhibitions at The Kansas African American Museum!
Giving Tuesday is a global giving initiative created for individuals, families, organizations and business across the US and in countries all over the world.

Give to The Kansas African American Museum at tkaamusuem.org!

Hip hip hooray it’s almost time for Giving TUESDAY!! We are one day away! Click here http://bit.ly/2Quz3qb to give to TK...
12/02/2019

Hip hip hooray it’s almost time for Giving TUESDAY!! We are one day away! Click here http://bit.ly/2Quz3qb to give to TKAAM

GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their commun...
12/02/2019

GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world on December 3, 2019 and every day.
It was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past seven years, this idea has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.
One of the best ways to get involved is to donate to TKAAM. It’s simple go to www.TKAAMuseum.org

GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their commun...
12/02/2019

GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world on December 3, 2019 and every day.
It was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past seven years, this idea has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.
One of the best ways to get involved is donate to TKAAM! It’s simple go to www.TKAAMuseum.org

Join Us Tuesday December 3rd for Giving Tuesday 2019 and support programming, community enrichment and exhibitions at Th...
12/01/2019

Join Us Tuesday December 3rd for Giving Tuesday 2019 and support programming, community enrichment and exhibitions at The Kansas African American Museum!
Giving Tuesday is a global giving initiative created for individuals, families, organizations and business across the US and in countries all over the world.
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Give to The Kansas African American Museum at tkaamusuem.org!

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11/27/2019

TKAAM - The Kansas African American Museum's cover photo

We're just a few days away from Giving Tuesday! Click here http://bit.ly/2Quz3qb to give to TKAAM
11/27/2019

We're just a few days away from Giving Tuesday! Click here http://bit.ly/2Quz3qb to give to TKAAM

11/19/2019
Final Senior Wednesday of 2019

Ever wonder about the first African American families from Wichita’s earliest days? Come spend an hour at the “Living Color,” panel discussion moderated by TKAAM's Executive Director, Denise Sherman during the Senior Wednesday program, at 1:30 pm. Admission to TKAAM’s Senior Wednesday is $4 (FREE for TKAAM members).

Hip, Hip, Hooray! TKAAM is participating in Giving Tuesday! TKAAM is thrilled to join thousands of organizations across ...
11/19/2019

Hip, Hip, Hooray! TKAAM is participating in Giving Tuesday! TKAAM is thrilled to join thousands of organizations across the globe participating in the largest giving day of the year.
TKAAM's goal is to raise $10,000 in just 24 hours—It’ll take a group effort to get there, but the impact of your donations will be remarkable. Make sure to mark your calendar to join the giving celebration, Tuesday, Dec. 3!
You can also help TKAAM meet our goal by sharing our #GivingTuesday link with your friends and family!
http://bit.ly/2Quz3qb Live Dec. 3 ONLY

CALLING ALL FEMALE ARTISTS OF COLOR: The Kansas African American Museum is accepting submissions to present selections o...
11/11/2019
Shades of Strength and Beauty 2020 Art Submission

CALLING ALL FEMALE ARTISTS OF COLOR: The Kansas African American Museum is accepting submissions to present selections of artwork created by women of color throughout the state of Kansas or who have a Kansas connection.

Please click the link to complete this form.

Thank you Veterans, for your service and sacrifice! The Executive Director, Board of Directors and TKAAM staff.
11/11/2019

Thank you Veterans, for your service and sacrifice!

The Executive Director, Board of Directors and TKAAM staff.

Let us hear from you.
11/08/2019

Let us hear from you.

Adinkrahene: Journey to Greatness what a great partnership between Holy Savior Catholic Academy and TKAAM. TKAAMs Educat...
11/01/2019

Adinkrahene: Journey to Greatness what a great partnership between Holy Savior Catholic Academy and TKAAM. TKAAMs Education Director, Dr. Lona L Reeves had an awesome time meeting with the student about the Adinkrahene Program. Thank you to Dr. Shropshire & staff for allowing TKAAM to come share. Look forward to seeing the kiddos at TKAAM tomorrow morning. #Adinkrahene

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Wichita, KS
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Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 12:00 - 16:00

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The B-29 Museum in Pratt Kansas created a really fine video celebrating Black History Month. There's quite a history in Kansas on how African Americans supported WW II. (Be sure to un-mute the audio to enjoy the music!) https://www.facebook.com/b29museum/videos/158852885552535/
I'm looking for info on the 2020 MLK parade please. I understand it's on 1/18 in the morning. Any info appreciated. (Sorry if I'm posting this question in the wrong place!)
https://www.genesis1v3photography.com/p657202540/ecf9af90c TKAAM on the HistoryTrails. :-) 😍
Absolutely outstanding museum! You will learn about dozens of blacks that gained national and international recognition that were from Kansas. The building is also worth seeing, as it has been lovingly restored, having many of the original fixtures and church windows. One treat for me was a piano that was once played by Duke Ellington, Nat King Cole, and Ray Charles. They also have one of the best African art collections I've seen, and the artifacts are displayed well. Best close parking is the Sedgwick County parking garage right across the street, but I found 2 hour parking just 2 blocks away.
I have tried to find this museum for some time now, just to find out it's literally behind the county jail. I wonder what's the attendance is like here... I won't be visiting...
16-Feb-2019 @ TKAAM
The new governor of Kansas Laura Kelly will speak at the MLK event sponsored by the Kansas African American Museum on Saturday, Jan. 19 at Chapel Hill United Methodist Church at 7 p.m. Buttons are $5 to support the events of this commemorative weekend and are available from the Museum and its board members.
Are you open today?
Are you open today? You have patrons waiting outside.
What's admission tomorrow?
Any news on the TKAAM gala? Can we buy tickets?
Went to the web page and tried several times over the past few weeks, but its not working.