Morgan County African-American Museum

Located in the heart of Madison’s historic district, Morgan County African-American Museum’s mission is to research, collect, educate, and preserve the history and art of Madison’s African American culture.

 

Visitors can discover this proud history through a diverse collection of historic artifacts, artistic displays and exhibits sharing the accomplishments of some of Morgan County’s most honored residents.

 

The museum operates out of what was the tenant house of John Wesley Moore, an African American man born in the last years of slavery. The house John lived in with his wife and four children was on land owned by a white farmer, James Fannin. On October 31, 1899, Fannin deeded Moore forty-one acres of land noting the sale “for five dollars in consideration of the service he has given me.”

 

In 1989, this simple Folk Victorian home was moved from the Moore farm, two miles south of town, to its current location where it was restored for the use of today’s museum. The Museum was founded as a non-profit organization by Fred Perriman, now mayor for the City of Madison, and Martin L. Bass.

Hours

 

Thursdays and Fridays:
10:00 am to 2:00 pm

 

1st & 3rd Saturdays:
10:00 am to 2:00 pm

 

Admissions

  • Adults $5
  • Children $3
ABOUT

Located in the heart of Madison’s historic district, Morgan County African-American Museum’s mission is to research, collect, educate, and preserve the history and art of Madison’s African American culture.

 

Visitors can discover this proud history through a diverse collection of historic artifacts, artistic displays and exhibits sharing the accomplishments of some of Morgan County’s most honored residents.

 

The museum operates out of what was the tenant house of John Wesley Moore, an African American man born in the last years of slavery.

 

The house John lived in with his wife and four children was on land owned by a white farmer, James Fannin. On October 31, 1899, Fannin deeded Moore forty-one acres of land noting the sale “for five dollars in consideration of the service he has given me.”

 

In 1989, this simple Folk Victorian home was moved from the Moore farm, two miles south of town, to its current location where it was restored for the use of today’s museum. The Museum was founded as a non-profit organization by Fred Perriman, now mayor for the City of Madison, and Martin L. Bass. 

HOURS & ADMISSION

Hours

Thursdays and Fridays:
10:00 am to 2:00 pm

 

1st & 3rd Saturdays:
10:00 am to 2:00 pm

 

Admissions

  • Adults $5
  • Children $3
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