DuSable Museum of African American History

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DuSable Museum of African American History
DuSable Museum of African American History

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.


Venue name: DuSable Museum of African American History
Address: 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.
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Christine G

Chicago was founded by the man who bears the name on this museum. Rich is history and stories its a great stop to make while in Hyde Park. Located not to far from where the new Obama library will be, this definitely a place you should visit at least once every few months. They have new curator from Philly who is really bringing out of the box thinking and exhibits and I cant wait to see what they have on the horizon's