DuSable Museum of African American History

DuSable Museum of African American History

DuSable Museum of African American History

DuSable Museum of African American History

DESCRIPTION: DuSable Museum of African American History is a Top-Tier Black History Museum
ADMISSION: Adults $3, Students & Seniors $2, Ages 6-12 $1
DAYS & HOURS: daily 10a-5p
ADDRESS: 740 East 56th Place in Washington Park, Chicago, IL MAP
PARKING: on premises
RAPID TRANSIT: Garfield-Green CTA Station
PHONE: 773-947-0600
WEBSITE: http://www.dusablemuseum.org

DuSable Museum of African American History Review

Founded in 1961 by historian Dr. Margaret Burroughs. The museum honors the African Frenchman, Jean Baptiste Pointe Du Sable, who founded the trading post that became the city of Chicago; this site maintains more than 12,000 paintings, sculptures and memorabilia that preserve and interpret the historical experiences and achievements of African-Americans. Their seasonal workshops and lectures present works by various artists and reviews of historic events. For example, the museum featured a one-of-kind Blacks in Basketball exhibit. The Joe Louis exhibit and other permanent exhibits in the Harold Washington Wing round out this uplifting museum that has been a community treasure for decades. The frequent and rotating exhibits are often exceptional and cover the everything from specialty subjects to the Civil Rights Movement. The Harold Washington Theater inside is a small gem for performing arts. An attractive museum store is also on the premises with a petite, but nice selection of books and gifts. Based on prices, you can tell that the museum’s mission is community. Bravo!

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