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.

05/28/2020
TKAAM - The Kansas African American Museum

We are excited to share that TKAAM will open it's doors to the public on Tuesday, June 2 at 10am. We will follow the social distancing guidelines set by Sedgwick County.

We hope you, like Anne Chandler who shared "Love, love, love these lessons! Thank you for sharing your talents", are enjoying our TKAAM Online Engagement Center! If you haven't registered which is FREE by the way please do so at TKAAMuseum.org and enjoy our virtual Museum. Part 2 of Sound, Rhythm and Music will be shared Friday, May 29. Register and enjoy OUR Kansas African American Museum.
#WeAreCulture

TKAAM continues to find creative ways so share art, culture and history with you! If you have not joined our TKAAM Online Engagement Center do so now at TKAAMuseum.org. The attached video is a message from our TKAAM Board President Ebony Clemons-Ajibolade inviting you to #WeAreCULTURE to view part 1 of Sound, Rhythm and Music. Enjoy and have a safe Memorial Day weekend.

05/22/2020
Sound, Rhythm and Music

TKAAM continues to find creative ways so share art, culture and history with you! If you have not joined our TKAAM Online Engagement Center do so now at TKAAMuseum.org. The attached video is a message from our TKAAM Board President Ebony Clemons-Ajibolade inviting you to #WeAreCULTURE to view part 1 of Sound, Rhythm and Music. Enjoy and have a safe Memorial Day weekend.

05/21/2020

TKAAM is excited to see our members and community. On June 2, 2020 we will open our doors to the public at 10am. We will follow the guidelines from our state and our county leaders! We look forward to seeing you on June 2!

Sound, Rhythm and Music! Stay tuned for a new segment in our TKAAM Online Engagement Center's #WeAreCulture series! If y...
05/11/2020

Sound, Rhythm and Music! Stay tuned for a new segment in our TKAAM Online Engagement Center's #WeAreCulture series! If you have not registered please do so today>>> www.TKAAMuseum.org. It's Free!

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05/11/2020

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05/05/2020
In the wake of COVID-19, TKAAM created an opportunity to  stay connected with our community, and provide access to Afric...
05/05/2020

In the wake of COVID-19, TKAAM created an opportunity to stay connected with our community, and provide access to African American art, history and culture through TKAAM Online Engagement Center. TODAY you can help TKAAM continue it’s efforts by supporting us on #GivingTuesdayNOW. We are committed to providing 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 of our interconnectedness. Please join us in our efforts by donating today! https://bit.ly/2SFltAr

Are you looking for ways to keep you and your kids engaged Kansas African American History? Well TKAAM is here to connec...
05/01/2020

Are you looking for ways to keep you and your kids engaged Kansas African American History? Well TKAAM is here to connect you with the rich African American History of Kansans! Visit our website www.TKAAMuseum.org and join our TKAAM Online Engagement Center, start learning and engaging with our virtual history today!

Cultural Learning PortalTKAAM Launches Virtual Museum ExperienceTKAAM Online Engagement CenterWichita, KS (April 24, 202...
04/24/2020

Cultural Learning Portal
TKAAM Launches Virtual Museum Experience
TKAAM Online Engagement Center

Wichita, KS (April 24, 2020) – “We are delighted to announce that the new TKAAM Online Engagement Center is now open,” exclaims Denise Sherman, executive director, TKAAM (The Kansas African American Museum). “Our Online Engagement Center provides a virtual TKAAM experience that focuses on African and African American culture,” she continued.

TKAAM’s Online Engagement Center offers learning opportunities designed to expand cultural awareness via three distinct learning channels…Our Heritage, Our Hope, #We Are Culture and the Sankofa Series. Each learning channel presents a variety of vignettes and monographs designed to encourage, inspire and uplift! The Our Heritage, Our Hope vignettes highlight African Americans and their Kansas connections to history. A visit to the #We Are Culture monographs reveals topics of African and African American culture. In the Sankofa Series, community leaders share their unique perspective of historical events and history makers and the significant impact made in our society.

To enter TKAAM’s Online Engagement Center go to the TKAAM website – TKAAMuseum.org. Click here to continue growing in knowledge of African American history and culture.

The Kansas African American Museum endeavors to make the Kansas African American experience resonate with every Kansas. TKAAM’s vision is to be the premier place where communities come to learn or hear about the Kansas African American story presented through relevant cultural exhibitions and events to educate local, state and other visiting communities.

04/10/2020

The Kansas African American Museum is still here for you. We are working aggressively to provide a unique and meaningful museum experience for you. Stay tuned! In the meantime please stay safe!

03/27/2020
Visit us the premier place to learn about African American history Tues.-Fri. 10am-5pm and Sat. 12pm-4pm.
03/15/2020
Good Day Kansas

Visit us the premier place to learn about African American history Tues.-Fri. 10am-5pm and Sat. 12pm-4pm.

Have you heard of this Wichita treasure? TKAAM - The Kansas African American Museum strives to educate the community about the Kansas African-American story. The historic building has been around since 1917 and was formerly known as the Calvary Baptist Church. Click below to hear and see more about this gem.
#BringingKansasToYou
https://www.ksn.com/gooddaykansas/kansas-african-american-museum/

03/07/2020

#WeAreCulture

The Kansas African American Museum (TKAAM) remembers the struggle as it commemorates the 100th Anniversary of winning th...
03/05/2020

The Kansas African American Museum (TKAAM) remembers the struggle as it commemorates the 100th Anniversary of winning the hard-fought battle for Women’s Right to Vote in 1920. TKAAM will host We Were There! African American Women in the Suffrage Movement from 2-4 pm Saturday, March 7. Wichita Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. and League of Women Voters, Wichita-Metro serve as co-sponsors of the event with The Museum.

“Saturday afternoon presents a myriad of opportunities at TKAAM. It’s also a wonderful way to welcome the public to our curator, Paris Jane Nicole Cunningham's latest exhibition—Shades of Strength & Beauty; featuring the art of Kansas Women of Color (or women with a Kansas connection) in their presentations of Women of Color as strong, beautiful beings,” explained Sherman about The Museum’s opening of its newest exhibition. “From the time the doors open at noon, Saturday, voter registration will be available until 4 pm, along with a US Census 2020 table to answer census questions. Then there is the FREE program—from 2-4 pm We Were There! African American Women in the Suffrage Movement.” Make plans now to join us on Saturday!

#WeAreCulture

What a great collaboration with Real Men Real Heroes, Inc.!#WeAreCulture
03/03/2020

What a great collaboration with Real Men Real Heroes, Inc.!
#WeAreCulture

What a great way to end Black History Month. Our Future Heroes celebrating and remembering the heroes that came before them. Special shout out to Dr. Reeves from the Kansas African American Museum! “I was nervous to remember my speech and pausing on such a great man in history Charles Drew. My favorite part was presenting without being scared and to tell everyone about a great man who changed so many lives.” - Durrell J. (future Hero)

Qué gran manera de terminar el Black History Month. Nuestros futuros héroes celebran y recuerdan a los héroes que los precedieron. ¡Un agradecimiento especial al Dr. Reeves del Museo Afroamericano de Kansas! “Estaba nervioso por recordar mi discurso y hacer una pausa en un hombre tan grandioso en la historia, Charles Drew. Mi parte favorita fue presentar sin miedo y contarles a todos sobre un gran hombre que cambió tantas vidas ". - Durrell J. (futuro héroe)

TKAAM - The Kansas African American Museum and Real Men Real Heroes, Inc. co-sponsored the Day of the Living Museum even...
03/02/2020
African American Museum celebrates last day of Black History Month

TKAAM - The Kansas African American Museum and Real Men Real Heroes, Inc. co-sponsored the Day of the Living Museum event on Saturday, February 29. Check out the story by clicking on the KWCH 12 Eyewitness News link below. https://www.kwch.com/content/news/African-American-Museum-celebrates-last-day-of-Black-History-Month--568353841.html

The African American Museum celebrated the last day of Black History Month on Saturday.

02/28/2020
Real Men Real Heroes, Inc.

Don't miss this event! Come support the Future Heroes here at TKAAM - The Kansas African American Museum from 1pm-3pm...and guess what???? It's FREE!
#WeAreCulture

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
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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!

TKAAM - The Kansas African American Museum's cover photo
02/05/2020

TKAAM - The Kansas African American Museum's cover photo

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

TKAAM - The Kansas African American Museum's cover photo
01/23/2020

TKAAM - The Kansas African American Museum's cover photo

01/19/2020

The Collective

01/19/2020
01/19/2020
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”.

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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.