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EDUCATION

TKAAM

EDUCATION

DEPARTMENT

TKAAM Education Director, Dr. Lona Reeves 

The Kansas African American Museum offers an inclusive range of educational opportunities and resources through its passionate and impactful Education Department, led by Dr. Lona Reeves.  The museum is equipped to engage and inspire visitors to look more closely, better understand and celebrate the Kansas African American experience. Educational programming at TKAAM is infused with inclusivity and appreciation for cultural intersections. 

 

TKAAM's Education Department's mission is to educate ALL individuals through transformative educational programming and opportunities to encourage the appreciation and understanding of Kansas African American history, art, context and meaning through the following learning experiences and more:

 

  • School field trips and Private tours

  • Cross cultural experience and tour of TKAAM

  • Legacy Club - In-school history/ diversity club

  • Museum on Wheels - Mobile museum experience for all audiences

  • Cultural Proficiency Trainings - professional/ personal growth training 

  • The Kansas African American History Trail: Travel experience designed to explore Kansas African American history

FIELD TRIPS

Bring your students, play groups, home-school groups and more!

Field trips include:

  • Brief overview of the history of The Kansas African American Museum 

  • Choose between story time related to:

    • current exhibit

    • short film

    • cross-cultural exercise

  • Seek ‘N’ Find, Scavenger hunt, or other activity

One chaperone for every group of 10 children (12 and under). The museum is ADA compliant main gallery only.  Use the south door to access our ramp entrance.

GROUP TOURS

Bring your cohort, family reunion, your fraternity and sorority, youth group, senior group and more!

Group Tours are available Tuesday – Friday from 1 – 4 pm; other times (mornings, Mondays and Saturdays) by appointment.

 

Tours include guided Museum Tours with Docents or Education Director. To learn more or to schedule a tour call 316.262.7651 ext. 108

Special focused programs are also available with advance notice. Group rates available for parties of 20 or more.

CULTURAL ENRICHMENT

Using the Courageous Conversations format participants experience open dialogue regarding multiculturalism, share observations and struggles with understanding, engaging and interacting with children, co-workers, and communities. 

 

Activities provide a safe atmosphere to share or unveil implicit bias, discuss stereotypes and personal experiences that shape participants different perspectives.  Participants experience cross-cultural exercises that teach them how to celebrate differences.

Tools are provided to further their scope of embracing difference and valuing their own layers of diversity within the primary groups they identify with.  Participants leave informed and equipped to live all-inclusive lives.  This improves the way they work, view, serve, and engage individuals who are different.

Participants emerge from this experience welcoming diversity not as a burden, but as an opportunity for personal growth. 

 

Contact us to coordinate an experience tailored to your group's needs.

TRAVELING HISTORY

TKAAM's Traveling History consist of a cross-cultural activity, the history of TKAAM, Journey through Kansas and a look at our current exhibition.

The Traveling History program allows community members unable to visit the museum, the occasion to experience TKAAM’s exhibits, art, literature and cross-cultural exercises.

Contact us to coordinate an experience tailored to your group's needs.

 
 
 
 

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The Kansas African American Museum is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization supported by admissions, memberships, public support and voluntary contributions from individuals, businesses and area foundations.

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ADDRESS

601 N Water St

Wichita, Kansas 67203

PHONE

316-262-7651

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