Exhibits explore such topics as slavery in Missouri, Before We Were Soldiers 1840s-1850s, Colored Soldiers in the Civil War, and the local impact of the national Civil Rights era.


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Mon-Sat 10 am-5 pm; Sun1-5 pm

Contact Information

3406 Frederick Avenue
St. Joseph, MO 64506
Phone: 800-530-8866
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Museum
Interpretive Signs

Site Info

Parking
Wheelchair
Bus / RV Parking
Giftshop
Group Meeting Room
Group Tours
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Staffed
Water Fountain
Wheel Chair Accessible

The Black Archives Museum honors the struggles and triumphs of St. Joseph and Buchanan County African Americans. Exhibits explore such topics as slavery in Missouri, Before We Were Soldiers 1840s-1850s, Colored Soldiers in the Civil War, and the local impact of the national Civil Rights era.

The role of such St. Joseph born musicians such as Coleman Hawkins, the Father of the Tenor Sax, is also explored. The Museum includes the Black Archives Museum Hall of Fame, which showcases the achievements and contributions of St. Joseph's Black community members in a wide variety of areas.

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