PAHMUSA (The Pan African Historical Museum USA) is a hidden gem. It was founded in 1995 by Lujuana Hood. Her mission to help preserve the local history of African Americans continued today. Executive Director Sam Bradley and his team continue building on the foundation Ms. Hood established by offering educational, performing arts, and socially relevant programming for the immediate and surrounding community. Visitors from all over the world are drawn to the exhibitions and programming offered weekly. PAHMUSA Museum is open Tuesdays through Fridays from Noon to 4 PM and Saturdays by appointment. It is located at 1500 Main Street in Springfield. Contact PAHMUSA by calling (413) 779-5571 or visit them online at www.pahmusa.org.