Last updated: 1/10/2017
Fresno, California
Street Address
1857 Fulton Street
Fresno, CA 93721
Mailing Address
1857 Fulton Street
Fresno, CA 93710
phone: 559-544-1857
e-mail: aahcmsjv@gmail.com
web: www.aahcmsjv.org
Services
Gift Shop
Special Event Rental
Group Tours
Staff
Gregory Melancon, Executive Director
Description

Opened in June 1993, this museum hosts rotating and permanent displays concerning African-American history and culture. Interpretive displays describe the lives and times of leading San Joaquin Valley African- American literature.

As a dynamic institution, AAHCM brings people of all ages, ethnicity and backgrounds together so they can study and appreciate the culture, history and art of Valley people of African descent. AAHCM is uniquely positioned as one of the only African-American Museums that in the Central Valley that focuses on community.

Mission

The museums's mission is to celebrate and promote the richness of African and African American history, art and culture in the Central San Joaquin Valley through exhibition, theater, music and education.

History

The African-American Historical & Cultural Museum (AAHCM) is a San Joaquin Valley based nonprofit organization that was established by Jack Kelley in downtown Fresno. Since it opened in 1985, it has become an anchor for the African-American community and acts as the hub for black heritage in Fresno’s Cultural Arts District.

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Gift Shop

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2022 Oregon Annual Conference, co-hosted with Western Museums Association
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Tuesday, October 25 - Thursday, October 27, 2022 — Temecula, California
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2023 American Library Association Annual Conference & Exhibition in Chicago
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