Bronzeville Children’s Museum is a museum in the Calumet Heights community are of the Southside of Chicago. It is the first and only African-American children’s museum in the United States. The museum is designed to serve children between the ages of 3-9. Peggy Montes, a retired school teacher founded the museum in 1998.
Over 25,000 youth participate in HWCC annually. HWCC has a 1,000 seat theater, video editing lab, a full service recording studio, computer lab, 2 story cascading atrium/exhibition hall, and a museum. The Harold Washington Cultural Center’s mission is to preserve and protect African American Culture. HWCC utilizes performing and media arts to deter at risk behavior in youth.
Exhibits: Brick by Brick – Coal Mine – U-505 Submarine – Future Energy Chicago – Genetics and the Baby Chick Hatchery – Numbers in Nature: A Mirror Maze – Science Storms – The Great Train Story – YOU! The Experience – All Aboard the Silver Streak: Pioneer Zephyr – Coleen Moore’s Fairy Castle – DARPA: Redefining Possible – The Idea Factory – Transportation Gallery – Farm Tech – Fast Forward… Inventing the Future – Henry Crown Space Center – The Art of the Bicycle – Earth Revealed – Materials Science – Swiss Jolly Ball – ToyMaker 3000: An Adventure in Automation – Whispering Gallery – Yesterday’s Main Street Providing unique experiences designed to spark scientific inquiry since 1933.
The National Museum of African American Music is the only museum dedicated to all dimensions of African American music. NMAAM will showcase over 50 music genres created or impacted by African Americans, honor the legacy and legends of this diverse music and detail the impact this music has on musicians and consumers around the world. We are a committed team of music enthusiasts, dedicated to cultural preservation and to telling an accurate story of the African American contributions to the American soundtrack. NMAAM delivers innovative educational programs and events, and will serve as an experiential and vibrant place for the preservation, education and performance of music.