Many African Americans have been detrimental to the forming of the United States of America that we know today. There are many professionals in the field of STEAM, or Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (arts have been recently added) that influences others to be the best that they can be. Individuals have the opportunity to head to museums located all around the country. The AAMA or African American Museum of the Arts, located in Deland, Florida was founded in 1994. It is a unique and vital resource devoted solely to the cultures and art of African Americans. There, the general public is able to see all of the contributions that African Americans have made to better the country around us. Irene D. Johnson and her husband Maxwell founded the museum because of the long vision that they had of African Americans showing off their art-work year round. They wanted to create a place that would eventually shape the world and thinking of young African Americans in a good and positive manner. Since its founding, the museum provided exhibitions of quality of the highest, participating in numerous festivals and sponsored exhibits in schools, businesses and churches throughout Volusia County in Florida.