African American Museum announces temporary closure

The Evansville African American Museum is closed for a few days because of some flooring work.

The museum at 579 S. Garvin St. will reopen on its regular schedule at 10 a.m. May 23.

Museum Director Lu Porter said the renovations involve refinishing flooring throughout the facility. The hardwood floors are original to the building, which was built in 1938 and is the lone remaining structure of what once was Lincoln Gardens, an apartment complex where generations of local African American families lived.

The work is being funded from a $30,000 grant awarded to the African American museum from the City of Evansville Endowment Fund, administered by the Community Foundation Alliance.

The closure is for the museum’s main building only. Programs and events at off-site locations will take place as scheduled.

The museum’s normal hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. It is at the northwest corner of Lincoln Avenue and Garvin Street across from Lincoln School. Visit for more information.

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