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Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012 03:04 pm

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The Springfield and Central Illinois African-American History Museum hosts a Grand Opening Gala on Thursday, Feb. 23 at its new location on the second floor of the National Museum of Surveying, Inc. Featured is the photography exhibit “African-American Life and Contributions to Springfield in 1930s, 1940s and 1950s,” by Winfred “Doc” Helm, state photographer from 1930-1950. Dr. Matthew Holden, Jr., UIS Wepner professor, provides an address, and there will be music and refreshments. The museum is a culmination of years of gathering oral histories from local residents through a partnership with the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. The Winfred “Doc” Helm collection can be viewed until April 29 on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by appointment. Other photographs of local African-American interest will be on display. 

Central Illinois African-American History Museum Grand Opening
Thursday, Feb. 23, 5-7:30pm
Central Illinois African-American History Museum
521 E. Washington Street
528-2725
$20, $35 couple, $10 students, $5 kids 12 and under

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