Our Mission and Purpose
The Robbins Historical Society and Museum's mission and purpose is to research, collect, preserve, display and educate the world of the extraordinary history of the people of Robbins, Illinois and it's historic 1931 All-Black Airport. The first black airport in U.S. history that was built, owned, and operated by certified African-American aviators in Robbins, IL and is the true embryonic beginnings of the now famous Tuskegee Airmen. Ten original Tuskegee Airmen came from Robbins, IL
The first females and African-American astronauts at NASA owe their careers at NASA to TV/Movie actress Nichelle Nichols who was born in Robbins,IL, her father Samuel Nichols was Mayor of Robbins in 1929 and her grandparents (an interracial couple) settled in Robbins in 1892.
The Robbins Historical Society & Museum is a Not-for-Profit 501(c)3 Cultural Educational Institution in Robbins, IL U.S.A. This Robbins
Historical Society was first established in September 1980. It was
re-established as a museum in 1999 as Robbins Historical Society
Museum located at 3644 W. 139th ST. P.O. Box 1561 Robbins, IL
The latest financial reports for this organization is filed with the U.S.
Internal Revenue Service. A request for a copy of the the report can
be sent to:
Robbins Historical Society & Museum
Attn: Finance Director
3644 W. 139th ST. P.O. Box 1561
Robbins, IL 60472