When this institution opened in 1961, African-American history was suffering serious neglect at the hands of the city’s—and for that matter the nation’s—cultural institutions. The Hyde Park cultural hub is now one of the oldest African-American–focused museums in the country. On display are documents and artifacts from the lives of overlooked or unjustly marginalized movers and shakers, plus a collection of vibrant African-American art.
DuSable Museum of African American History
|Venue name:||DuSable Museum of African American History|
740 E 56th Pl
|Cross street:||at 57th St|
|Opening hours:||Tue–Sat 10am–5pm; Sun noon–5pm|
|Transport:||El stop: Green to Garfield. Bus: 4, 55.|
|Price:||$10, students and seniors $7, kids ages 6–11 $3, kids 5 and under free. Sundays free. $2 discount for Chicago residents.|