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DuSable Museum of African American History

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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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A small, quaint museum that offers a nice high-level overview of African-American history. Albeit, it is smaller than anticipated, they do have some interactive areas that would be more enjoyable for school trips as opposed to venturing out to some of the other larger museums which offers a more detailed, yet compressive overview. 

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