Richard Allen

Cultural Center & Museum

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Saturday, April 20, 2024

Motown Dinner & Dance:

Sunflower Community Center

6PM to 9PM

Soul’s Family Research

Introduction to African American Genealogy Research
Virtual Online Course
"Beginner to Intermediate Guide on African American Genealogy “

This course will introduce you to research strategies, the tools used to aid your research, and methods used to keep all your research organized.

  • How to begin family research
  • Sources available to assist in family /ancestral research.
  • How to utilize online sources
  • Introduction to Family Research Software

The course consists of six regular sessions twice a month with one bonus session at the end of the course. Class Schedule and Course Registration are attached. Course Registration is $149.00.

For more information contact:

Gloria Wallace, Genealogy Instructor

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Highlighting African-American history

The Richard Allen Cultural Center opened in 1992 to highlight African-American history in Leavenworth, Kansas. In 1992, the museum opened in the former home of U.S. Army Captain William Bly, a Buffalo Soldier during World War I. The home is decorated to look as it would have in the early 1900s. In 2002, an addition was built to the front of the original home to display more items teaching about African-American history in Kansas.

The center offers a glimpse into the history of African-Americans, both local and nationwide. It was created to ensure that the rich heritage of African- Americans and their profound effect on American society would not be lost.

Our Mission

Our mission and purpose is to educate the public about the rich history of African- Americans and their contributions to every phase of American life. We promote a greater awareness of African-American heritage through research and cultural activities that enhance interracial understanding.


Educational programs are also offered through museum exhibits, tours, research opportunities and traveling exhibits for the general public. We also have a year-round tutoring program available for any student who needs the service. We have helped over 350 children improve their academic skills.

412 Kiowa Street Leavenworth, KS 66048

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