MINNESOTA AFRICAN AMERICAN

HERITAGE MUSEUM & GALLERY

Our Legacy ~ Our History ~ Our Minnesota Story



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Minnesota African American Heritage Museum and Gallery

1256 Penn Avenue N., Fourth Floor

Minneapolis, MN 55411

Free Admission

Free parking in the ramp



THANKS TO SUPPORTERS AND MEMBERS FOR YOUR GENEROUS DONATIONS TO THE MUSEUM! SUPPORTERS LIKE YOU ARE ESSENTIAL IN HELPING US PRESERVE AND SHARE THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF AFRICAN AMERICANS IN MINNESOTA. THE MUSEUM IS A 501(C)(3) NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION. YOUR TAX DEDUCTIBLE CHARITABLE GIFT HELPS TO SUPPORT EXHIBITIONS AND EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMING. PLEASE CONSIDER MAKING A GIFT TO THE MINNESOTA AFRICAN AMERICAN HERITAGE MUSEUM AND GALLERY (MAAHMG). THANK YOU!

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Thank you for your support of the

MAAHMG NORTHERN LIGHTS GALA 2019

HELD SEPTEMBER 27, 2019

AT THE WESTMINSTER HALL, 1200 MARQUETTE AVE, MINNEAPOLIS

Celebrate the Museum's one year anniversary! The Gala was our first fundraiser to support the Museum's history, art and education programs. This was a night to remember with great food, music, awards and performances. Continue supporting the Museum's mission of preserving, recording and celebrating African American History in Minnesota.

Tickets $75. Stay tuned for new updates!


Johnnie Brown will share his soulful voice at the Minnesota African American Heritage Museum and Gallery Northern Lights Gala on September 27. Johnnie is an accomplished vocalist who started singing in church and whose career has exploded with his Teddy Pendergrass Tribute Show. Don't miss this exhilarating performance!


Ashley DuBose will bring her inspiring music to the Minnesota African American Heritage Museum and Gallery Northern Lights Gala on September 27. Ashley participated in Season 5 of NBC's "The Voice" wowing all four celebrity judges to turn their chairs. Ashley has released "Somethin' More" and "Be You" albums with the hit single "Intoxicated." Don't miss this amazing performance!

Kenneth Caldwell will be doing a live painting during the Minnesota African American Heritage Museum and Gallery Northern Lights Gala September 27. Kenneth uses different mediums including clay, acrylics, water colors and pastels. He also teaches art classes and popular "Caldtoart" events. His art is influenced by his experiences with his community and family. Watch this talented artist create a painting onsite at MAAHMG's Northern Lights Gala which will be auctioned at the end of the Gala. See you there!


Roxane Battle will be the Master of Ceremonies at the Minnesota African American Heritage Museum and Gallery Northern Lights Gala on September 27. Roxane is a veteran television journalist, and author of her award-winning memoir "Pockets of Joy: Deciding to be Happy, Choosing to Be Free," which is an Amazon best-seller. Roxane was a successful television anchor and reporter at NBC affiliate KARE-TV, and now works as a creative consultant. She graduated from the University of Minnesota, and received her master's degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Shining Star Honorees - Service to Community

Dr. Josie R. Johnson

Mahmoud

El-Kati

James C. Burroughs,II

Leslie E. Redmond

Thank You to our Partnership Sponsor Wells Fargo for supporting the Museum's Northern Lights Gala.


Thank you to our Friendship Northern Lights Gala Sponsors

exhibitions at maahmg

Black Twin Cities:

The 1940s Photographs of John F. Glanton

Exhibit featuring select photographs taken by John F. Glanton which provide a rare look into the personal, professional, and social lives of the tight-knit African American community in the postwar era Twin Cities. The Glanton Collection is part of the Hennepin County Library Digital Collections. This exhibit is a partnership between the Minnesota African American Heritage Museum and Gallery and the Hennepin County Library. Opened April 2. On display now.


"History Harvest: The Exhibition."

Tells the history of the African American community on the North side of Minneapolis.

On display now.


"Unbreakable: Celebrating the Resilience of African Americans in Minnesota."

Exhibit features African American early settlers in the 1800s, and women trailblazers. Learn about the struggles and successes of African Americans who moved to Minnesota from the South during the “Great Migration.” Honor African Americans who served in the military during World Wars I and II during a time when the US military was segregated, and who fought for freedom abroad, but faced discrimination at home. Permanent exhibit on display now.



"Keep On Rollin"

An exhibition on the history of the Major Taylor Bicycling Club of Minnesota opens July 2 through September 30. Visit MAAHMG to learn about the Club which celebrated its 20th anniversary this year. Also learn about Marshall "Major" Taylor, the first African American to win the world championship cycling race in 1899. Continues on display now.