African American
  Historical & Cultural Museum
  of the San Joaquin Valley

The African-American

Historical & Cultural Museum

of the San Joaquin Valley 

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History and Background

The African-American Historical & Cultural Museum (AAHCM) is a San Joaquin Valley based nonprofit organization that was established by Jack Kelley in downtown Fresno. Since it opened in 1985, it has become an anchor for the African-American community and acts as the hub for black heritage in Fresno’s Cultural Arts District.


As a dynamic institution, AAHCM brings people of all ages, ethnicity and backgrounds together so they can study and appreciate the culture, history and art of Valley people of African descent. AAHCM is uniquely positioned as one of the only African-American Museums that in the Central Valley that focuses on community.

Our most popular tours are during January, February and March.  


MORE ON EVENTS, EXHIBITS, AND MUSEUM HAPPENINGS CAN BE FOUND HERE.