Floor – A
rotating gallery exhibit space
, including hands-on and interactiveexhibits.
Floor – Showcase for
Minnesota’s NorthStar Pioneers
, a permanent exhibit.
Floor -- Home to
an early learning literacy center forchildren ages 3-7. Children will go on adventures with African American classicssuch as Leontyne Prices' the Ethiopian Princess in the opera "Aida" and EulaMae’s Neighborhood in “Chicken Sunday.”
Basement – storage for MAAM archives.
Highlights of Planned Museum Programs:
Inaugural Exhibit – Spring 2013
Bringing it on Home, Negro Baseball and the Minnesota Twins,
will show that thestory of Negro baseball is the story of Civil Rights in America. Sponsored by theMinnesota Twins, exhibit materials were purchased from the Negro Baseball Hallof Fame. And MAAM is working with Children's Theatre Company (CTC) on a minibaseball exhibit during its performances of
“Jackie and Me.”
Painting a thorough portrait of a game that is intertwined with our nation'shistory and culture, students will get an up-close view of treasured memorabiliaand will be able to trace the history of baseball, and the Civil Rights Movement.Students will understand the math behind the stats and the science (physics)involved in the game. All will learn of the personal character required to becomea leader both on and off the playing field.
-- 3rd floor exhibit offers a rich early literacy learningenvironment for children, parents, and teachers and at the same time extendsits distinct practices to professionals in schools and museums through aneducational outreach program
Engage the community in meaningful volunteer and leadership Roles
To help history come to life, recruit, train and deploy 18 high school studentsand 18 senior citizens to serve as docents to leading exhibit tours andinteract with visitors.
Recruit, train and support a Youth Advisory Board of 6-12
grade students tooperate in parallel with the Museum’s Board of Directors, commenting onexhibits and outreach strategies.Become a trusted resource for classroom teachers