The museum is proud to be a member of the following professional organizations. Click on each organization to learn more about their support of history and local museums just like the Museum of the Grand Prairie.
The museum is thankful to be a facility within the Champaign County Forest Preserve District, a collection of 7 forest preserves, 2 educational facilities, a golf course, a multipurpose rail trail, and much more working to protect Champaign County’s natural and cultural resources and inspire people to care for, enjoy, and explore their natural world.
The mission of the American Alliance of Museums is to champion museums and nurture excellence in partnership with our members and allies. The museum has been an accredited institution with AAM since 1972.
For the better part of a century, AASLH has provided leadership and resources to its members who preserve and interpret state and local history to make the past more meaningful to all people. The museum is proud to be a member of AASLH.
Connecting museum professionals to resources and solutions across the Midwest that help them to better serve their diverse audiences. The museum joins museums across the Midwest as an institutional member of AMM.
IAM is a voice with the state and national governments identifying public policy goals and objectives for the betterment of the museum community in Illinois. The museum joins fellow museums and museum professionals across the great state of Illinois as a member of IAM.
CCMN empowers members by forging connections that encourage best practices among museums and museum professionals, and promotes each institution as relevant, engaging, and integral members of our community. The museum is proud to be an institutional member of CCMN.
Looking for Lincoln works in partnership with Lincoln Home National Historic Site to tell the story of Lincoln's almost 30 years in Illinois in communities where Lincoln worked, traveled, and lived. The museum is proud to be a site within the Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area and a contributing member site to Looking for Lincoln.
The Lincoln Legacy Committee is a collaborative committee of the Champaign County Forest Preserve and the Champaign County Board formed for the purpose of promoting the Bicentennial Celebration of Abraham Lincoln's birth through the creation of exhibits at the Champaign County Courthouse and the Museum of the Grand Prairie. The committee continues to work to promote and interpret the life and times of Abraham Lincoln in Champaign County.
The Museum of the Grand Prairie is honored and excited to be one the many great community partners helping to develop the Champaign County African American Heritage Trail. Click the link below to learn about plans for the project and read some of the many untold stories of African Americans in Champaign County.