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African American Museum

Built1938
Location579 S Garvin St
Evansville, IN 47713

The first museum of its kind in Indiana, Evansville's African American Museum opened its doors in April 2007. The building itself was repurposed from the last remaining building of Lincoln Gardens, the second Federal Housing Projects under president Franklin D. Roosevelt's 1938 New Deal.

Between 1937 and 1997, Lincoln Gardens housed thousands of African-American families — and the museum's exhibits aim to communicate that story. According to their website, the mission of the museum is to continually develop as a community resource and cultural center to collect, preserve and educate the public on the history and traditions of African American families, organizations and communities.