Bank of America or Merrill Lynch cardholders and employees can get free admission to The Kansas African American Museum on the first Saturday of every month thanks to BOA’s “Museums on Us” program.
Free First Saturdays at TKAAM
TKAAM is one of two attractions in Wichita participating in Bank of America’s “Museums on Us.” Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, and U.S. Trust credit and debit card holders can get free admission the first full weekend of every month through the program.
To gain FREE access to TKAAM, simply present your card along with a photo ID. The cardholder receives one free admission (not valid for guests) on first Saturdays of each month between noon & 4 PM.
Current Exhibitions at TKAAM
Now showing in TKAAM’s Main Gallery is Part 2 of Defining Black Wichita: 1930s-1970s: Heart of the Community. The Museum showcases Wichita’s Dunbar/McAdams District as African Americans moved from the Downtown WestEnd of the first 60 years. TKAAM’s latest exhibition continues the celebration of 150 years of African Americans in Sedgwick County.
Once the cornerstone of Wichita’s vibrant Black Community, The Kansas African American Museum, shares the history, culture and legacy of African Americans. Formerly the venerable Calvary Baptist Church, the congregation’s leaders worked nights and weekends to build the church in 1917. The community surrounding the church featured restaurants, businesses, and homes. It hosted Jazz artists, Negro League baseball stars, and included the birth home of Hattie McDaniel—the first African American Academy Award winner and the home of Loren Miller, lawyer for McDaniel and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Throughout 2020, TKAAM will feature the following core exhibitions:
- Journey Through Kansas—Landmarks of African American History
- Defining Black Wichita—1870-1930 Early Settlement of Wichita, KS
- From Africa to Kansas—featuring the Dr. Samella S. Lewis collection
Get more information and check out The Kansas African American Museum’s online educational courses at tkaamuseum.org
The Kansas African American Museum provides a culminating experience of people, pride and place. We celebrate the richness of the African American experience and its indelible influence on American culture, tradition and language that continue to define our country today. We are more than the housing of collections. We provide a space to explore, reflect and remind us all of our interconnectedness.
About Museums on Us
Bank of America’s Museums on Us program opens doors for customers to new ways to get out and learn about the world around them. Bank of America believes in the power of the arts to help economies thrive, educate and enrich societies, and create greater cultural understanding.
Wichita, KS 67203