To preserve the history and achievements of St. Louis African-Americans and to recognize those who fought for civil rights and to change unjust laws.
Our dedication to our patrons, supporters and the community.
We’d like to take a moment to thank all of our sponsors, visitors, and supporters, without whom, none of this would be a reality. Thank you for your generosity.
George B. vashon museum
The George B. Vashon Museum depends on contributions from individuals, corporations, and businesses.We are a 501(c) non-profit organization, fully supported by the public. We appreciate your support.
The George B Vashon Museum is my way of exhibiting and demonstrating the way of life during the early years for African Americans in St. Louis. It is used as a tool to preserve and present to others the positive aspects of black life. It will show the African American community as I found it. The most precarious element of opening this museum is the attempt to locate and display every person or group who has made a significant contribution to promote the African American community. Being in mildew basements and hot dusty attics is not the best way to live, but I had to endure. I celebrate their lives in this museum.Calvin Riley, Jr. Founder & Curator of the George B. Vashon Museum of African American History