African American Cultural & Historical Museum

Everyday People - Collecting Our Community’s History - One Story at a Time

The African American Cultural and Historical Museum of Washtenaw County collects and preserves significant and everyday artifacts, objects, images and archives that document the history and culture of the local African American community from the 1700s to the present. We are asking the community to look in your attic, trunks, in the back of closets or talk to relatives, friends or neighbors about the Museum.The AACHM is actively collecting artifacts, archives, and oral histories that document and preserve Washtenaw County's African American history. These collections will serve as a foundation for exhibits and educational programs. You are invited to join the initiative to open and operate a museum of African American history and culture at 1528 Pontiac Trail.
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What’s New on Pontiac Trail
As you go by the corner of Pontiac Trail and John A. Woods Drive, you will see changes.
The AACHM extends a special
thanks to our partners in this project
  • The Mosaic Foundation
  • (of R. & P. Heydon)
  • Richard Mitchell of Mitchell
  • & Mouat Architects
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Who we are
The African American Cultural & Historical Museum of Washtenaw County (AACHM) was established in 1993.
Contact us
PO Box 130724
Ann Arbor, MI 48113
Telephone: 734-761-1717
Email: aachmuseum@att.net
What we do
Our mission is to gather the stories, images, artifacts and documents that preserve the history of African Americans in Washtenaw County.