Last updated: 4/25/2011
Indianapolis, Indiana
Street Address
1140 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Mailing Address
1140 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
phone: 317-226-2432
fax: 317-226-4611
e-mail: MuseumCA@ips.k12.in.us
web: www.crispusattucksmuseum.ips.k12.in.us
Hours
Monday - Friday9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday12 PM - 5 PM
Sundayclosed
Admissions
The admission charge is minimal and IPS students and personnel are admitted free of charge.
Staff
Patricia Payne, Director
phone: 317-226-2430
Robert L. Chester, Museum Curator
phone: 317-226-2435
Bernard McFarland, Museum Assistant Curator
phone: 317-226-2432
Annmarie Byers, Financial Office Manager
phone: 316-227-2430
Description

It is an exciting and provocative history museum that focuses on the legacy of the school and its connection with African and African American History. As an educational facility, the museum celebrates the outstanding contributions made by African Americans through both guided and self-guided tours.

Tours are designed for pre-school age through adult and are wheel chair accessible.

Celebrating the rich history and diversity of Indianapolis' African American Community. Experience one of the Midwest's top African American Museums with a rich collection of African Art!

Mission

The Indianapolis Public Schools is proud to be one of the few school districts in the country with a museum that is connected to school curriculum and supports, promotes, celebrates, and embraces cultural competence.

History

The Museum, located on the campus of Crispus Attucks Medical Magnet High School, opened in May 1998 to give honor and recognition to the historic Crispus AttucksHigh School.

Artifact Collections

The museum's archival collection consist of yearbooks dating back to the turn of the 20th century, plus a vast collection of city and state memorabilia, with an especially rich African/ African-American memorabilia and art collection.

Governance

Indianapolis Public Schools

ADA

Wheelchair Accessible

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