About the African American Heritage Center, Inc.

The African American Heritage Center, Inc. (AAHC) is a museum located in the Franklin, Kentucky’s Harristown neighborhood which is on the National Register of Historic Places.

This museum is the headquarters for academic research of African American achievements, emphasizing Simpson County accomplishments and also those of the region and state.

Cultural conservation projects provide an in-depth look at the development of African American communities in Simpson County. An early account of foodways, burial customs, traditions, religion, education, social life, vital statistics, genealogy and employment is highlighted.

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Mission

The African American Heritage Center, Inc. is a cultural educational facility designed to echo the events of the past, reflect on the activities of the present and preserve these events for future generations. Its activities and programs highlight the profound contributions and heritage of African Americans’ rich history.

Its purpose is to enhance, through appropriate programs, genealogical research, workshops and activities, an increased understanding of the life of African Americans.

The Museum is designed to serve as a source of pride for youth and other citizens of the county, state and nation.